Maine Death Records Index, 1960 to 1996
The Maine Death Records Index spans the years 1960 through 1996 and holds 401,960 death records that were compiled from the Maine Department of Human Services. To gain additional information on the Maine Department of Human Services and the Maine Death Records Index, visit the following website: Maine Department of Human Services .
Information Available In This Collection
Death records found in the Maine Death Records Index typically feature the decedent's full name, date of death, date of birth, location of the death and the final age of the decedent.
About the Maine Department of Human Services
The Maine Department of Human Services is responsible for the death records found in the Maine Death Record Index. To order copies of death certificates, get in touch with the Maine Department of Human Services using the information below.
Maine Department of Human Services
221 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04333
The Maine Department of Human Services acts as the state repository for vital records. These include death and birth certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records. Vital records held by the Maine Department of Human Services start in 1923 and go through the present. Older records, ranging from 1892 to 1922, are held by the Maine State Archives.
Requests for copies of vital records may be made in person through the Vital Records Division under the Maine Department of Human Services at the Vital Records office location in Augusta at 244 Water Street. Other ways to request death record copies is to send a written request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Vital Records Division or go online through VitalChek, the third-party vendor that handles vital record requests for Maine. Contact VitalChek by phone at 1-877-523-2659 or online VitalChek .
Certified copies of death records cost $15 each through the Maine Department of Human Services. All requests for death records must include the deceased's name, what city or town the person died in, the date of death and the requester's relationship to the deceased. The Maine Department of Human Services accepts checks made out to "Treasurer: State of Maine" with the correct amount for total copies requested.
Not just any individual from the public may request any vital record, including death certificates, since Maine does not make vital records public until they are more than 100 years old. If a death record is less than 100 years old, only authorized individuals may request copies. Individuals considered authorized will be a spouse or blood relative of the deceased, the legal guardian or custodian of the deceased, or a genealogist with a researcher card that was issued by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Date, Research and Vital Statistics.
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