(The following requirements are promulgated by the Rhode Island Department ofHealth. There will be no exceptions to them. Please read all instructions carefully)

In order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record (birth, death, marriage), please call, write or personally come to the Town Clerk’s Office, 45 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891, Phone: 401-348-2500.

As of August 1, 2007, certified copies are $20 for the first copy and $15 for each
additional copy of the same record purchased at the same time. Certified copies can only be
issued to the individual on the record or an immediate family member (mother, father, brother,
sister, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather).

If a request for a certified copy of a vital record is made in person at the clerk’s office, a
form of government issued picture identification, such as a driver’s license, state ID card,
passport, military ID, naturalization certificate or alien registration card, must be presented in
order to obtain a certified copy. Persons without acceptable picture identification may submit any
two of the following documents that show name and address: utility bill, bank statement, vehicle
registration, income tax return, pay stub, letter from a government agency requesting the person
to provide a vital record to obtain a benefit.

If a certified copy of a vital record is requested by mail, please provide the name(s) of the
individual(s) on the record, date of the event, the parents’ names (mother’s maiden name) if the
request is for a birth record, a copy of some form of picture identification such as a driver’s
license, etc., a bank check or money order for $20.00 ($15.00 for each additional copy of the
same record) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Vital records are not open to the public and can only be issued to the individual on the
record or an immediate family member (mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter,
grandmother, grandfather). If the request is made on behalf of the individual on the record by
someone other than said individual or an immediate family member as aforementioned, written
permission from the individual on the record, along with some form of picture identification such
as a driver’s license, must be presented in order for a certificate to be issued. Public access is
allowed for births and marriages over 100 years old and for deaths over 50 years old