Death Certificates

Request a Record

You may purchase a certified copy of a death record either in person or through the mail. The event had to have occurred in Portland. And, you must show proof of a direct and legitimate interest in order to obtain this record. (Refer to the Eligibility Matrix.)

To order a certified copy of this record through the mail please click here to print a request form or write us a letter including the following information:
  1. Full name on the record
  2. Date of death
  3. Photocopy of proof of identity
  4. Your name, mailing address and telephone number
  5. Number of copies ordering
  6. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


It is $15 for the first certified copy and $6 for each additional certified copy of the same record, ordered at the same time. Make checks payable to the City of Portland. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Mailing Address: 
City Clerk's Office- Rm. 203
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101