Vital Records in Rhode Island

Vital records in Rhode Island are maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Health located in Providence, where they issue certified copies of birth and death records. Divorce and marriage records are only available from the specific county department where the event was filed.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Rhode Island Department of Health - Office of Vital Records can provide:

Record Type Available From
Rhode Island Birth Records 1894 – 2017
Rhode Island Death Records 1894 – 2017
Rhode Island Divorce Records dependent on county
Rhode Island Marriage Records dependent on county

Find County Offices in Rhode Island

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County Year Founded
Bristol County, RI 1747
Kent County, RI 1750
Newport County, RI 1703
Providence County, RI 1703
Washington County, RI 1729