Where to Obtain a Rhode Island Death Certificate

Cost of copy: $20.00
Organization: RI Department of Health
Address: Office of Vital Records, Room 101; 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908-5097
Remarks: State office keeps birth and marriage/civil union records for 100 years and keeps death records for 50 years. In general, copies can be obtained at the time of the occurrence. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $15.00 each. Information for city/town addresses are available via the Rhode Island Department of Health, Office of Vital Records website. For earlier records, write to the city/town clerk where the event occurred or to the Rhode Island State Archives, 337 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903 Personal check or money order should be made payable to General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island. To verify current fees after office hours, the telephone number is (401) 222-2811. This will be a recorded message. To verify current fees and general information during office hours, please call the Health Hot Line at (401) 222-5960. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Rhode Island Department of Health website. All requests must be accompanied by a photocopy of the applicant's valid government-issued picture identification, e.g., driver's license. In lieu of a valid government-issued picture identification, two pieces of mail are accepted showing the correct name and address of the individual requesting the record.