Vital records include birth certificates, fetal death and death certificates and marriage certificates. Maine law requires that a person requesting a copy of a record less than 100 years old must provide documentation establishing their direct and legitimate interest in the records.
Access to Records
Access to records is granted to the following:
Descendants of the person named on the record
Genealogists who have a Maine researcher identification card issued by the Centers for Disease Control
Registrant's legal custodian, guardian, conservator, or respective authorized representative
The parents named on the record
The person named on the record
The person's spouse or registered domestic partner
Informant listed on a death record
To obtain vital records, please complete a Vital Records Request form and return it to the city clerk: 131 Church Street Belfast, ME 04915
Proof of identity must be presented to obtain records along with a completed Vital Records Request form.