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Vital Records

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NOTICE: Due to the ongoing construction at City Hall, staff members are unable to immediately access vital records, including birth, death and marriage certificates. Requests for vital records will be processed at the time of application.

Records can be picked up or mailed to the applicant on the following business day. We thank you for your patience during this period.

Order Certified Copies

You may obtain certified copies of birth, death and marriage records at a cost of $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy.

You may order your vital record online, by visiting our office in person (hours listed at bottom of this page) or by mailing in your request (please contact us to determine what documentation is needed).

Birth

If you were born in Westbrook or your mother lived in Westbrook at the time of your birth, your official birth record should be here.  Our complete records begin in 1877 with a few scattered records beginning as early as 1718. Very early records may also be found in Falmouth or Portland as Westbrook was part of those towns before it became a town in 1814.

A Certified Copy of your birth certificate is needed for a Social Security application, driver's license, passport application, driver training, school enrollment and some school sports programs. The certificate received at the hospital at birth is not a certified one as it has not been registered with the State and does not have the official government seal.

Marriage

If you were married in Westbrook or were a resident of Westbrook at the time of your marriage, your official marriage record should be here.  Complete records begin in 1892 with some information from State Archives dating from 1799.

Death

We have death records for people who died in Westbrook or were a resident of Westbrook at the time of their death.  We have records starting as early as the 1720's.

Genealogy Research

The City Clerk's Office is always ready to help someone search their past. However, some days are just so busy we do not have time to do it right away. If you are patient with us, we will do our best to help you.  Of course, you can always call or email us and we can search for records as time allows.

Our full vital statistic records go back to the late 1800's and in some cases into the 1700's. If we do not have it here, try the Falmouth or Portland Clerk's Office because Westbrook was part of those municipalities before the early 1800's. Other places to check would be the Maine State Archives in Augusta, The Maine Historical Society in Westbrook or Portland or the local History Room in the Walker Memorial Library.

Laws regarding access to vital records was changed on 7/12/10.  Genealogists are now required to have a Maine CDC issued researcher identifucation card in order to have access to records.

 

Please contact the Clerk's Office for further questions or you may also contact the State Vital Records Office.