Birth & Death Certificates


In order to obtain a certified copy of a birth or death record, individuals are required to present acceptable picture identification. An acceptable picture identification is defined as one issued by a governmental organization:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Military Identification
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Alien Registration Card

Application Details

Birth Certificate
Death Certificate
Funeral Director Death Certificate Application

In-Person Applications:
If making the request in person, the applicant must present an original of the stated forms of identification.

Mail-In Applications:
If the request is made by mail, a readable copy of 1 of the stated forms of identification is required. The copy will not be returned to you. If the application or request is received without the above-stated identification, the request will not be processed and it will be returned to you. Please Note: R.I. Law states that an original signature must be provided on any record application.

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Melissa Cordeiro

Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000

Paula Carroll

Senior Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.121