Vital Records

The Town Clerk issues certified copies of births, deaths, marriages, and divorce certificates to qualified individuals and agencies that provide a "direct and tangible" interest in obtaining a record.

In order to obtain certified copies of Vital Records, you must complete an application and pay a search fee. The current fee is $15.00. This fee is payable whether or not a record is found. Additional copies of the same record issued at the same time are $10.00.

Effective January 1, 2005 all individuals requesting a certified copy of a record must present positive identification, including, but not limited to, a driver’s license, passport or other picture identification, or in the absence of acceptable picture identification shall complete a separate form.

Application for Marriage License

You must show picture identification. 

If either person has been married before, they must present a:

  • certified copy of the divorce decree; 

  • certified copy of annulment, or; 

  • certified copy of the death certificate. 

An appointment is required to apply for a marriage license. The filing fee is $50.00 payable at the time you apply for the license. Both parties must be present and have all of the required information. The marriage license will be processed while you wait. The whole process usually takes about 20 minutes.

New Hampshire law does not require any waiting period or any witnesses to your marriage ceremony.  Once issued, your license is valid for 90 days. 

Notary of the Public

The Town Clerk's Office has a Notary available during regular business hours. Notary services are only provided for town and state documents. Personal documents will not be accepted. 

Justice of the Peace

The Tax Collector, Linda Buffington is a Justice of the Peace. Her office is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00-2:00pm. If you are interested in inquiring more about her services, please contact her at (603) 536-4733.