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Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
Obtaining Copies of Birth & Death Certificates
In order to protect confidential information, there are a number of state regulations pertaining to who may obtain death and birth certificates.

By law, the town clerk can issue only certified copies of vital records. As of October 1, 2009, the fee for a full certified copy is $20. A wallet sized copy of a birth record, which contains only the name, date, and town of birth may be obtained for $15.

If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of any vital record, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at

Request Forms
If you would like a certified copy of a vital record, you will need to complete a copy request form and present a photo ID.

Marriage Licenses
If your wedding will take place in Coventry you may obtain a marriage license from the Town Clerk's Office.

Things to Know
  • The application process will take some time to complete, please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the office closes;
  • Both parties must appear together, in person, to make application.  Drivers license or other valid photo identification is required; 
  • Know which state each of you was born in;
  • Know each of your mothers’ full maiden names;
  • Know where each of your respective parents were born (state or foreign country) ;
  • Know your social security numbers;
  • Provide the date the ceremony will be performed;
  • Provide the name of the person officiating and their address and phone number;
  • Keep in mind that the marriage license is good for only 65 days from the time of issuance. Therefore it is best to apply no sooner than one to two weeks prior to your wedding day. This will allow time to reschedule in the event of an emergency;
  • Bring cash or check in the amount of $30 (No bills greater than $20).
Obtaining a Copy
  • Call ahead to confirm that we have your license on file in this office at 860-742-7966
  • You will need to fill out a request for a copy of your license and you will need to present a photo ID. You may download the request form below
  • There is a $20 fee for a certified copy of your marriage license effective October 1, 2009 


Justice of the Peace
          Do you need the services of a Justice of the Peace? View a complete listing of names and phones numbers for  
          the justices.