Vital Records

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Vital Records are birth, death, marriage, and civil union documents. They are legal documents that contain information about the vital events of people in Jamestown. Certified copies of vital records are used for many purposes, such as to establish proof of age, receive social security benefits and receive death benefits from life insurance policies.

Marriage License

  • SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: Please call 401-423-9801 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are being set Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for couples applying for Marriage Licenses. 

  • BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT: Please complete and return the following via email to :
  • MARRIED PREVIOUSLY? If either of you have been married previously certified copies of your divorce decree(s) and/or death certificate(s) are required

  • NEED A CERTIFIED COPY OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE? If so, you must request and pay for a copy(s). This can be done at the time of applying for the marriage license and/or anytime after the marriage has taken place.  Copies are not automatically mailed to you. 


Request a Copy of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate

Please visit the RI Department of Health/Vital Records to request a copy of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates 

In the event of an error on a vital record, contact the State Office of Vital Records for information on how to make record corrections and required documentation.

State Office of Vital Records Contact Information:
Roseanne Giorgianni, Chief, State Registrar's Office
Office of Vital Records
Three Capitol Hill, Room 101, Providence, RI 02908
401-222-2812; 401-222-3364 

Forms and other helpful links below: