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Maine Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Maine, including qualifications, cost, required information, and where to submit your request.

Qualifications

The following people may request death certificates from the state of Maine:

  • Spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Parents
  • Descendants of the deceased (including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to the most remote degree)
  • The legal custodian, guardian, or authorized representative of the deceased
  • Genealogists who have a researcher card issued by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $15.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $6.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Treasurer—State of Maine." Cash is not accepted, except if the request is made in person.

Required Information

  • Name of the decedent
  • Date of death
  • Name of city/town in which the death occurred
  • Your relationship to the name on the death record being requested
  • A daytime telephone number
  • Photocopy of current, government-issued photo ID
  • A long, self-addressed stamped envelope

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the required information and the appropriate fee to:
Vital Records
244 Water Street, SHS #11
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

In Person:
You may make a request for a certified death certificate in person at the office of Vital Records, located at:
244 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Maine death certificate.

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