NH Vital Records


Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Strafford Town Clerk supply Certified Copies of Marriage, Birth, Divorce and Deaths?

Yes, the Town Clerk's Office can supply Certified Copies (Abstracts) for events that occured in New Hampshire.

How can I  get a Certified Copy of a record?

You can apply for a Certified Copy of a Vital Record in person, by mail, or online.

In Person: at the Town Hall, 12 Mountain View Dr, Strafford (behind the Post Office) 

                You will need to show a Photo ID & Fill out an Application

By Mail: Print, fill out and sign Vital Record Application

                Make Check out to "Strafford Town Clerk: for appropriate fees (see below), plus $1 mailing fee.

                Mail Application, check, Photo ID, contact number and return address

                To: Strafford Town Clerk, PO Box 169, Strafford, NH  03884

Online: Apply and pay online HERE

How much does it cost for a Certified Copy?

There is a $15 fee for record searching.  If the record is found, you will receive a certified copy.  If you require more than one copy of a record, each additional copy of the same record purchased at the same time is $10.  

Who is entitled to request and purchase Certified Copies?

In order to search records or purchase Certified Copies of a record, you need to show proof that you have a "direct and tangible" interest in the record.  Individuals such as the registrant and immediate family are entitled to request copies. 

Can I call the Town Clerk's Office to request a Certified Copy of a record?

No.  All requests must be made in writing by the methods above.

How long does it take to get a Certified Copy?

When you come to the Town Clerk's Office, it takes approximately 5-10 minutes to process your request.

If done by mail or online you should get the Certified Copy no more than 1 week after the Town Clerk's office receives your request.  Please keep in mind that the Town Clerk's Office is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you need more information contact the Town Clerk's Office.

Contact Information and Business Hours Here