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How to Obtain a Vital Record

    Obtaining a Vital Record
from the City Clerk's Office

Birth Certificates

  • An application form must be completed (see attached documents).  You must show positive identification to receive a copy of a birth certificate.  If making your request by mail, you must include a photocopy of your driver's license or two other forms of identification.
  • A certified birth certificate costs $15.00; and $6.00 each for additional copies of the same record.  In the  City Clerk's Office, we accept cash, credit & debit cards and checks (made payable to the City of Biddeford).  Requests and payments may not be done on line.
  • If you are sending your request by mail, you may mail it to: City Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 586, Biddeford, ME 04005.

Death Certificates

  • An application form must be completed (see attached documents).  You must show positive identification to receive a copy of a death certificate.  If making your request by mail, you must include a photocopy of your driver's license or two other forms of identification.
  • A certified death certificate costs $15.00; and $6.00 each for additional copies of the same record.  In the  City Clerk's Office, we accept cash, credit & debit cards and checks (made payable to the City of Biddeford).  Requests and payments may not be done on line.
  • 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 Certificates

  • An application form must be completed (see attached documents).  You must show positive identification to receive a copy of a marriage certificate.  If making your request by mail, you must include a photocopy of your driver's license or two other forms of identification.
  • A certified marriage certificate costs $15.00; and $6.00 each for additional copies of the same record.  In the  City Clerk's Office, we accept cash, credit & debit cards and checks (made payable to the City of Biddeford).  Requests and payments may not be done on line.
  • 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 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 $40.00.  In the  City Clerk's Office, we accept cash, credit & 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.
  • The Marriage Intentions form is attached below.  The form may be downloaded, printed and completed prior to coming into the City Clerk's Office - just DO NOT SIGN the form (signatures need to be notarized).
Attached Document or FileAuthorization to Release a Vital Record.pdf Authorization to Release a Vital Record
Attached Document or FileVital Records Law Change.pdf Please see the attachment for a change in issuing Vital Records - effective July 12th, 2010