Birth Certificates

Request a Record

You may purchase a certified copy of a birth record either in person or through the mail. The event had to have occurred in Portland.

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 birth
  3. Please include parents' names (with mother’s maiden name)
  4. If your name is not on the record, please call the City Clerk's office for guidance.* (*Documents are required to prove direct, legitimate interest)
  5. Photocopy of proof of identity
  6. Your name, mailing address and telephone number
  7. Number of copies ordering
  8. 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