Vital Records

***** Due to a State of NH Vital Records software update the entire statewide system will be unavailable on June 21, 2023.  We will NOT be able to issue any vital record copies or marriage licenses on this date.******

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.

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

Copies of vital record events that took place in NH and are available at the town clerk's office are:

    * Birth records from 1935 to present, except 1949 & 1950
    * Death records from 1965 to present
    * Marriage records from 1960 to present
    * Divorce records from 1979 to within 6 months from present

Copies of vital records for birth, marriage, and death events occuring prior to the dates listed above must be obtained through the NH clerk's office where the event took place.

Copies of divorce records occuring prior to 1979 can be obtained at the court where the event took place.


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