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Death Certificates


New Regulations

Effective July 12, 2010, the state law changed regarding access to vital records. In order for a person to obtain a certified copy of a 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 spouse.

Allowable forms of identification include:

  • Drivers License
  • Passport
  • Government issued ID
  • Or two forms of the following:
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Vehicle registration
  • Income tax return
  • Personal Check w/ address
  • A previously issued vital record
  • Letter from government agency requesting record (DHHS, WIC)
  • Department of Corrections I.D. card
  • Social Security Card
  • DD 214
  • Hospital; birth worksheet
  • License/rental agreement
  • Pay stub
  • W-2
  • Voter Registration card
  • Disability award from SSA
  • Medicare/Medicaid insurance card
  • School picture ID card
  • Employee photo ID badge

To request a certified copy of a death certificate, please write or fax the town Clerk a letter including the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Full name of the deceased including first, middle, and last name
  • Name and mailing address where we should send the certificate
  • Number of certified copies you are ordering
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • A photo ID and any supporting documentation for direct and legitimate interest. 

To authorize someone else to obtain a certified death certificate for you, please complete an Authorization to Release a Vital Record Form available at the town office.

Any requests by mail must included the following forms and the documentation above. 

Vital Record Request Form
Authorization to Release a Vital Record

Submission Information

The first certified copy is $15 and any subsequent certified copies requested at the same time, for the same record, are $6 per copy.

Please make the check or money order payable to "The Town of Frenchville." Both payment and the application form and/or the letter of request may be mailed or faxed to:

Town Clerk


Frenchville, ME 04745

Fax: (207) 543-7322

Call us if you have any questions at 207-543-7301