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Maine Death Records

Maine death records can be ordered from the Office of Vital Records. Certified copies of records from 1892 to the present are available. Another option for people who are interested in ordering a record is to go online to find a website which can search a database on request to locate the requested information.

Who Can Order Maine Death Records

Death records are kept confidential for 25 years after a person passes away. The following relatives of the deceased may request a certified copy of a confidential death record:

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Legal guardian
  • Brother/sister
  • Stepparent
  • Stepchild
  • Aunt/Uncle
  • Mother-in-law/Father-in-law

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A legal representative acting on behalf of the deceased’s estate can also request a certified copy of a death record in Maine.

Information Needed to Order ME Death Records

The following information must be provided to order a death record in ME:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • City/town where death occurred
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Your daytime phone number

ID Required to Order Maine Death Records

All orders for Maine death records must be accompanied by an acceptable form of identification. A driver’s license, passport, or government-issued photo ID may be used for this purpose. If you don’t have one of these forms of ID, you can use an alternate form of ID, such as:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Vehicle registration
  • Income tax return
  • Personal check (with your address)
  • Marriage license
  • Department of Corrections ID card
  • Social Security Card
  • License or rental agreement
  • Voter Registration card
  • Social Security disability award letter
  • Medicare or Medicaid insurance card
  • School/Employee photo ID

Fee for Ordering ME Death Records

The fee for a certified copy of an ME death record is $15.00. Additional copies of the same record may be ordered for $6.00 each. Checks should be made payable to “Treasurer – State of Maine.”

Order Maine Death Records in Person

A copy of an ME death record may be ordered in person by visiting the Office of Vital Records located at:

244 Water Street
Augusta, Maine
Telephone (207) 287-3181

You can pay for your order in cash or by check.

Order Maine Death Records by Mail

You also have the option of ordering an ME death record by mail. Send your request to:

Vital Records
11 State House Station
244 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

A long, stamped, self-addressed envelope should be included with your request. Order Maine Death Records Online or by PhoneThe Maine Office of Vital Records does not accept online or credit card orders directly. The state has arranged with an independent payment processing company to offer this service. Consumers who choose to place an order in one of these manners will be charged an additional fee. Major credit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.

If you are interested in ordering ME death records online, consider visiting a website which specializes in providing this information for a fee.