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Maine Birth Certificates From Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office

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Maine Birth Certificate Types

  • Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.
  • Non-certified Birth Certificate – Non-certified copies of birth certificates will cost less, and will likely not be acceptable for most legal purposes. It may qualify as proof of personal identification and school enrollment, but not much more than that. These copies will be stamped “not for legal purposes.”
Apply to receive this document from the Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office.

Certified Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office.
Apply to receive this document from the Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office.

Non-certified Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office.
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Who can order?

Under Maine law, birth certificates less than 75 years old are “closed records,” meaning they are not accessible by the public. Only the following individuals may be issued certified copies of birth certificates upon paying the appropriate fees, providing proof of identification, and completely filling out the application form:

The person named on the birth certificate (registrant)

The registrant's spouse or registered domestic partner

The parent(s) named on the record

Descendants of the registrant (including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to the most remote degree)

The legal custodian, guardian, or authorized representative of the registrant

Genealogists who have a researcher card issued by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Data, Research and Vital Statistics

Maine Vital Statistics Agency Information

Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office

The Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, fetal death, marriage, and divorce that occurred in the state of Maine. Maine has been maintaining most of its vital records since January 1, 1892 to the present day.

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Maine Birth Certificates

The Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Maine Data, Research, and Vital Statistics (DRVS) Office‘s official page for more information.

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