What You Can Do:
New Hampshire vital records, which are kept and maintained by the Department of State Division of Vital Records Administration, are considered to be private thus only those individuals who can exhibit a “direct and tangible interest” in the record can have access to such files. However, Birth Records prior to 1909 and Death, Marriage and Divorce Records prior to 1959 are available with unrestricted access. The cost for a certified copy of a vital record is $15.00 each and additional certified copies of the same record are available at a cost of $10.00 each. A completed application form, identification and fee may be mailed to the Division of Vital Records Administration. Allow 20 business days from receipt for the mailed request to be processed. Moreover, this office also caters walk-in services wherein the requesting individual can wait for the certificate to be issued. Orders can also be made via VitalChek or EB2Gov.
The NH Department of Safety Division of State Police’s Criminal Records Central Repository collects and distributes criminal history record information (CHRI). CHRI includes descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, facts, formal criminal charges and dispositions. An individual requesting his or her own CHRI, will receive both non-conviction and conviction data. Conversely, any individual or agency may receive the Criminal Record of another under a condition that they can provide a notarized Criminal Record Release Authorization Form signed by the individual whose record is sought. A $15.00 fee is charged for each record request payable to NHSP-Criminal Records.