Vital Records

Maine is a closed record State. Individuals requesting a certified copy of a vital record must complete a written request or application, provide acceptable identification, and depending on the record requested, may have to demonstrate their direct and legitimate interest and/or lineage. 
 

Individuals who may access vital records include:

  • The person named on the record,

  • The person's spouse or registered domestic partner,

  • The parent(s) named on the record,

  • Descendants of the person named on the record (including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to the most remote degree),

  • The legal custodian, guardian, or authorized representative of the person named on the record, and

The cost for a certified copy of a vital record is $15.00 and $6.00 for each additional copy of the same record. 

To obtain a copy of vital records, please contact the Sumner Town Office or 

or download and mail a request form, along with payment to:


Town of Sumner
633 Main Street
Sumner, ME 04292

Please make all checks payable to the Town of Sumner and also include a stamped, self addressed return envelope.

          Vital Records Request Form (CHANGE LINK to customized request form)

Birth Certificates:

Birth certificates may be obtained from the Sumner Town Office if the birth parents resided in the Town of Sumner at the time of the birth. The fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate is $15 for the 1st copy and $6 for any additional copies obtained at the same time. A vital records request form does need to be completed to obtain a birth certificate.

Marriage Certificates:

Marriage certificates may be obtained from the Sumner Town Office if the individuals either applied for their license in Sumner and/or were married in Sumner. (If you are not certain of the Place of Marriage, you may call the Office of Vital Statistics for the State of Maine in Augusta at (207) 287-3184). The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $15 for the 1st copy and $6 for any additional copies obtained at the same time. A vital records request form does need to be completed to obtain a marriage certificate.

           Marriage Licenses:

          Persons wishing to be married in the State of Maine must apply for a 

          marriage license. Maine residents may apply for a marriage license in the

          town in which one of them resides. Non-residents may file in any town/city

          in the State of Maine.

          Marriage Licenses

Death Certificates:

Death Certificates can be obtained from the Sumner Town Office if the person resided in Sumner at the time of death or passed away in Sumner. Confidential information on the death certificate, including the cause of death, is available only to person who have a direct legitimate interest in the matter recorded. The fee for a certified copy of a death certificate is $15 for the 1st copy and $6 for any additional copies obtained at the same time. A vital record request form does need to be completed to obtain a death certificate.

For additional questions or more information regarding vital record requests, please contact the Sumner Town Office