Vital Records

Certified Copy of Birth and Death Certificates

Effective July 1, 2019 all birth and death records are restricted to the person, relative, legal guardian, court appointed such as executor or administrator or petitioner for decedent’s estate or legal representative.  An application for a certified copy of Vermont birth or death certificate for a certified copy of Vermont birth or death certificate must be filled out and identification presented.

Vermont birth and death certificates from any city or town may be obtained at any Vermont clerk’s office regardless of where the occurred (usually a hospital) or the city or town of residence.  If a person is not on the list of approved applicants or has insufficient information, they may be referred to the Vermont Department of Health.

The following information MUST be provided in order to request a birth or death certificate:  first name, last name, date of birth or death and the town in which the event occurred

Certified Copy of a Marriage License

A copy of a marriage license may only be obtained in the town or city in that issued the license.  An application is not required for a certified copy of a marriage license.  However, we will need the name of one of the parties and the date of the marriage.

To Request a Certified Copy of a Vital Record

If you wish to request a certified copy of a vital record,


  • Mail in the application for a certified copy of Vermont birth or death certificate with a copy of identification for a certified birth or death certificate or the names and dates for a copy of a marriage license, a check for the certified copies ($10.00 per copy made out to Town of Bolton) and a self-addressed stamped return envelope. Mail the request to: Town of Bolton, 3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway, Bolton, VT

Note:  We do not accept electronic payments.