Each City or Town in Maine records and maintains death records for individuals who died in that municipality or who were a resident of that municipality at the time of death. (If you are not certain of the Place of Death, you may call the Office of Vital Statistics for the State of Maine in Augusta at (207) 287-1919 or 1-888-664-9491.) The City Clerk's Office maintains Death records for Bangor dating back to the early 1800's.
The following information is helpful in locating an individual's record:
- DATE OF DEATH
- NAME OF SPOUSE
- MOTHER'S NAME
- FATHER'S NAME
Certified Copies of Death 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 first copy costs $15.00. Additional copies are $6.00 each. 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).
Copies may also be ordered by mail, with the above information and the required fee, by sending your request to
73 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
The person requesting the record must inlcude a photocopy of proof of identification and proof of lineage, if necessary. Make checks payable to City of Bangor.
Please note, that all requests for records are generally processed the same day the request is received.