Vital Records (Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates)
If you are getting married, you will need to apply for a marriage license. Please click here for information on how to apply for a marriage license. If you need a copy of your existing Marriage License, Birth Certificate or Death Certificate, see the information below
Requesting copies of vital records
Vital Records are confidential records and can be requested by completing a form by qualified persons only. Qualified persons are:
Others in conduct of their official duties: Attorneys, Title Examiners, Members of Legally Incorporated Genealogical Societies, Funeral Directors (Death records only), Informant listed on Death Record, Court Order.
Where to go to get certified copies
Certified copies of Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates can be requested at the Town Clerk’s Department and are issued after you complete a request form.
To request copies, you will need to bring with you...
For out of State requests
To request copies of Vital Records if you live out of State, send the following items below to the Town Clerk’s Department to:
Johnston Town Hall
Attn: Town Clerk’s Department
1385 Hartford Avenue Johnston, RI 02919