Vital Records

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The Town Clerk is responsible for the recording of all vital events that occur in the Town. Vital events include marriages, divorces, civil unions, dissolution of civil unions, deaths, and births.

How do I obtain a copy of a vital event?
 

Per New Hampshire state law, vital records are considered closed records and are only accessible to immediate family members.

Copies of vital record events for births, marriages, and deaths dating from 1988 to present are available at the Town Clerk's office, regardless of where in the State of NH the event took place. Copies of vital records for events occuring prior to 1988 must be obtained through the NH clerk's office where the event took place.

Copies of vital record events for divorces and civil union disolutions dating from 1990 to within six (6) month from the present search date are available at the Town Clerk's office, regardless of where in the State of NH the event took place. Copies of these records prior to 1990 can be obtained at the court where the event took place.

Fees:

Certified copy fees are $15.00 for the first copy of the record and $10.00 for each additional copy requested at the same time. Checks are payable to the Town of Merrimack.

A fee of $15.00 is collected even if the requested record is not on file with this office.

Positive identification must be shown in order to obtain copies of vital records. Please be prepared to present ID when making requests in person. If sending a request through the mail, a copy of your ID must be sent with the request.

For more information about New Hampshire's Vital records program please visit the NH Secretary of State's Vital Records Division.

To request vital records online, click the link below.

  Request Vital Records ONLINE