Obtain a Vital Record

Birth, Death, & Marriage Certificates

  • An application form must be completed.  There are separate applications for birth certificates  (PDF), death certificates (PDF), and marriage certificates (PDF).
  • You must show positive identification to receive a copy of a vital record.
  • If making your request by mail, you must include a photocopy of your driver's license or two other forms of identification.
  • A certified vital record costs $15; and $6 each for additional copies of the same record.
    • In the City Clerk's Office, we accept cash, credit and debit cards and checks (made payable to the City of Biddeford).
    • Requests and payments may not be done online.
  • If you are sending your request by mail, you may mail it to:
    City Clerk's Office
    P.O. Box 586
    Biddeford, ME 04005

Marriage Licenses

  • Due to the lengthiness of the process of completing the Marriage Intentions Form (PDF) and the preparation of the Marriage License, the City Clerk's Office will not be processing Marriage Licenses after 4:30 p.m.
  • Persons must be 18 years old without parental consent.
  • Marriage licenses cost $40. 
    • In the City Clerk's Office, we accept cash, credit and debit cards and checks (made payable to the City of Biddeford).
  • Picture identification is required.
  • If not your first marriage, divorce papers or death certificate of previous spouse is required.
    • Divorce papers and/or death certificate must be original documents and have official signature and seal. Photocopies of these documents are not acceptable.
  • Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date issue. 
  • There is no waiting period; nor are blood tests required.
  • You may download, print, and complete but do not sign the Marriage Intentions form (PDF) prior to coming into the City Clerk's Office. Signatures need to be notarized.