Genealogists who have obtained a Researcher ID card from the Maine CDC/ODRVS may request non-certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records. In order to receive certified copies of vital records, genealogists must also show direct and legitimate interest. Personal identification must be shown to receive access to vital records.

Genealogists may call ODVRS at 1-888-664-9491 for more information regarding obtaining a Researcher ID card.

Requests can be obtained through the mail by providing an application, positive identification including, but not limited to, a driver's license, passport, or other government issued picture identification, and a copy of a Researcher ID card issued by the Maine CDC/ODRVS. Send your application, copy of identification and Researcher ID card, along with a check payable to the City of Waterville and a self addressed stamped envelope to:

City Clerk’s Office
One Common St.
Waterville, ME 04901

$3 for non-certified copy

$15 for first certified copy

$6 for each additional certified copy


Birth Certificate Application

Marriage Certificate Application

Death Certificate Application

Release of Vital Records Application

Your request will be processed the same day it is received.