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Vital Records

Vital Records may be requested in person, by mail, or via EB2Gov, an online service. Please note that copies of birth, marriage, divorce or death records are available to immediate family members only.

Instructions to Request Vital Records by Mail
Print out the appropriate application and complete the requested information. Please indicate the number of copies and the amount of the check or money order you are mailing in the upper right corner of the form. Be sure to include your daytime phone number in case we encounter a problem with your request, and follow the instructions provided carefully.

Please be sure to include:
  • a self-addressed stamped business-size envelope
  • a copy of the requester's driver's license or passport (note: if you do not have a valid driver's license or passport, please click here)
  • check or money order made payable to the Town of Peterborough
Mail completed form to: Town Clerk's Office, Town of Peterborough, Attn: Vital Records, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.

In most cases, requests are processed and mailed out the same day they are received. However, we cannot be held accountable for any vital records that become lost in the mail. By law, we are not allowed to fax or email vital records.

Incomplete vital record requests will be returned to sender for missing item(s) thereby delaying the receipt of the document you are requesting.

Application for Copy of Birth Record
The Town Clerk's Office provides certified copies of birth records to immediate family members for births that occurred in Peterborough, as well as for births that occurred in any city or town in the State of New Hampshire, 1935 to present.

Birth records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate
The Town Clerk's Office provides copies of wedding records for marriages in which the licenses were obtained in Peterborough , NH as well as for marriages that occurred in any city or town in the State of New Hampshire, 1960 to present.

Marriage certificate records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

Application for Copy of Divorce Decree
The Town Clerk's office provides copies of divorce records in which the decrees were obtained from the State of New Hampshire from 1979 to within 6 months from the present search date.

Divorce records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

Application for Copy of Death Certificate
The Town Clerk's Office provides certified copies of death records for deaths that occurred in Peterborough , NH as well as for deaths that occurred in any city of town in the State of NH, 1965 to present.

Death records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

Marriage Licenses
If you're getting married anywhere in New Hampshire, you may obtain your Marriage License in any New Hampshire city or town.

To obtain your Marriage License in Peterborough, you and your fiancée must come into the Town Clerk's office, during normal business hours, with photo identification (driver's license, passport, etc.) In addition, if either of you were married before, proof must be provided of the divorce or death of the former spouse. If the former marriage was dissolved by divorce, the State requires that we see the sealed final divorce decree. If the spouse was deceased, we will need to view a certified copy of the death certificate.
You and your fiancée will complete a worksheet that will be used by the Town Clerk’s office in preparing the Marriage License. You will need to know full names of your parents, their state or country of birth, etc. You will also be required to state the middle and last names you plan to use after the marriage has taken place.

The entire process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Please plan accordingly. Cost: $50.00

The marriage license will be good for 90 days.

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