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Requesting Certified Birth Certificates
How to Order a Certified Copy

To order a certified, legal copy of a birth certificate, if the birth occurred in Lewiston, Maine, or if the mother of the child was living in Lewiston, Maine at the time of the birth, please complete a Birth Certificate Order Form.

You may also write or fax the City Clerk's Department a letter including the following information:
  1. Full name of the child including first, middle, and last name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Child's mother's first, middle, and maiden names
  4. Child's father's first, middle, and last names
  5. Your relationship to the child named on the birth certificate
  6. The name and mailing address where we should send the certificates and the number of certified copies you are requesting
  7. Number of certified copies you are ordering
  8. Please include a self addressed stamped #10 (business size) envelope.  (If mailing in your request.)
  9. Applicable identification and payment.  Please see additional information below.

Proof of Identification and Lineage Required

In order for a person to obtain a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death record, the requestor must present proof of identification. They must also present proof of direct and legitimate interest in the record if they are acquiring a record other than their own record. Please review all allowable forms of identification and ways to establish eligibility.

To authorize someone else to obtain a certified birth certificate for you, please complete an Authorization to Release a Vital Record Form.

Payment Information

The fee for a certified copy is $15. Each additional copy (of the same record) ordered at the same time is $6. Please make check or money order payable to "The City of Lewiston." Please note that the city also accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit card payments. Both the application form and/or the letter of request may be mailed or faxed to:
                                        City Clerk's Department
                                        27 Pine St.
                                        Lewiston, ME 04240-7297
                                        Fax: (207) 777-4621

Note: Please include a self-addressed stamped #10 (business size) envelope if mailing in your request. To find out the mailing address of other municipal clerk offices in Maine, please visit a listing of the other municipal clerks and registrars.

27 Pine Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Ph: (207) 513-3000
TTY/TDD: (207) 513-3007
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