Birth Certificates

The Bangor City Clerk's Office maintains and issues birth certificates for individuals born in Bangor.If you are not certain of the Place of Birth, you may call the Office of Vital Statistics for the State of Maine in Augusta at 888-664-9491. Birth records are available from the late 1700's to the present.

The following is helpful to us in locating an individual's record:

  • NAME (at birth)
  • DATE OF BIRTH
  • HOSPITAL OR ADDRESS OF BIRTH
  • MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME
  • FATHER'S NAME

Methods for requesting birth records:

In Person:

Certified Copies of Birth Certificates are available during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) at our office on the first floor of Bangor City Hall. The fee is $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy of the same record.The requestor must fill out a request form, provide proof of identity and proof of lineage, if necessary.  (Photocopies are not legal documents but may be purchased for $5.00 per record)

By mail:

Birth records can be requested in writing through the mail by indicating the child’s full birth name, date of birth, and parents full name(s), including mother's maiden name. The person requesting the record must include a photocopy of proof of identification and proof of lineage, if necessary.  Send your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

City Clerk

73 Harlow Street

Bangor, Maine 04401

A check payable to the City of Bangor must accompany your request.  The fees are the same as for an in person request.

Please note, that all requests for records are generally processed the same day the request is received.