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Death Certificates

Death records on file in the City Clerk's office date back to 1728. Records 50 years old and older are public records. All records less than 50 years old are only available to a close relative.

Where is the Death Certificate Filed?

If the person died in the State of Rhode Island after January 1, 2022 you may obtain the death certificate from any City or Town in Rhode Island, as well as from the RI Department of Health Vital Records.

If the person died prior to 2022, than the death record is filed in Pawtucket if:

  • The death occurred in the City of Pawtucket
  • The decedent resided in Pawtucket and the death occurred in the state.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Death Certificate:

  • Physically enter the City Clerk's Office, Room 301
  • Present a picture identification of yourself, OR
  • Request certificate by mail, enclose copy of you photo identification* Enclose check or money order made payable to "City of Pawtucket" along with written request
  • Mail request to: City Clerk's Office, 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • State your full name
  • State the date of death and your relationship to the deceased

or you may request a copy online

Vital Records

Cost

In Person:

$22.00 for the first certificate and $18.00 for each additional certificate, of the same record, when ordered simultaneously.

By Mail or Online*:

$25.00 for the first certificate and $18.00 for each additional certificate, of the same record, when ordered simultaneously.

*Online requests have an additional $5 surcharge charged by a 3rd party for using credit card

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