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 Rhode Island State Vital Statistics Office

Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097

Information:

(401)  222-2811


Rhode Island State Archives and Public Records Administration
337 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903
TEL (401) 222-2353 FAX (401)  222-3199
State Archivist: Gwenn Stearn
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Holdings (Inclusive dates 1638-present)

Description: The State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is charged with maintaining the permanent records of state government. The collection of historical records dates from 1638 to the present and runs the gamut of Rhode Island's history from the reports of the Colonial Agent to the King of England (1638)  to the papers of the Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemity Corporation (RISDIC)  Commission (1993) . Holdings include state census records for the years 1865-1935 (in ten year intervals) ; state birth and marriage records for the years 1853-1897, state deaths for the years 1853-1947; military records; legislative records; and records of state departments, agencies, boards and commissions. The archives also maintains a large map collection and over 50,000 photographs.

Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Vital Records
3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908
TEL (401)  222-2812
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
Holdings (Inclusive dates 1897-present) :

Description: This state agency has state birth and marriage records for the years 1897-present and state death records for the years 1947-present.

Supreme Court Judicial Records Center
One Hill Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
TEL (401)  222-3249
Archivist: Stephen Grimes
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.


Town/City Clerk's Offices

Description: The Town and City Clerk Offices of Rhode Island maintain the permanent records of Rhode Island local governments. Records held include land evidence and probate documents, city and town council records, birth, marriage, and death records beginning in the colonial era. (For birth, marriage, and death records see also entries for the RI State Archives and the RI Department of Health.)  Town and city clerk offices in Rhode Island:

Barrington Town Hall
283 County Rd., Barrington RI 02806
(401) 253-7000

Bristol Town Hall
10 Court St., Bristol, RI 02809-2208
TEL:(401) 253-7000

Burrillville Town Hall
105 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, RI 02830
TEL:(401) 568-4300

Central Falls City Hall
580 Broad St., Central Falls, RI 02863
(401) 727-7400

Charlestown Town Hall
4540 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813
(401) 364-1200

Coventry Town Hall
1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI 02816-8911
(401)  822-9173

Cranston City Hall
869 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
(401)  461-1000 ext. 3197

Cumberland Town Hall
43 Broad St., Cumberland 02864
(401) 728-2400 ext. 38

East Greenwich Town Hall
125 Main St., (P.O. Box 111)  East Greenwich, RI 02818-0111
(401) 886-8604

East Providence City Hall
145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 435-7596

Exeter Town Hall
675 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI 02822
(401) 294-3891

Foster Town Hall
181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825
(401) 392-9200

Glocester Town Hall
1145 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814-0702
(401) 568-6206

Hopkinton Town Hall
One Town House Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833-0038
(401) 377-7777

Jamestown Town Hall
93 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown 02835-1199
(401) 423-7200

Johnston Town Hall
1385 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 553-8830

Lincoln Town Hall
100 Old River Road, Box 100, Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 333-1100

Little Compton Town Hall
Box 523, Little Compton, RI 02837
(401) 635-4400

Middletown Town Hall
350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 847-0009

Narragansett Town Hall
25 Fifth Avenue, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 789-1044

New Shoreham (Block Island)  Town Hall
P.O. Drawer 220, Block Island, RI 02807
(401) 466-3200

Newport City Hall
43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-9600

North Kingstown Town Hall
80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852-5762
(401) 294-3331

North Providence Town Hall
2000 Smith St., North Providence, RI 02911
(401) 232-0900

North Smithfield Town Hall
1 Main Street, Slatersville, RI 02876
(401) 767-2200

Pawtucket City Hall
137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 728-0500 ext. 225

Portsmouth Town Hall
2200 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871
(401) 683-2101

Providence City Hall and Archives
25 Dorrance Street
(401) 421-7740

Richmond Town Hall
5 Townhouse Road, Wyoming, RI 02895
(401) 539-2497

Scituate Town Hall
195 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 647-2822

Smithfield Town Hall
64 Farnum Pike, Esmond, RI 02917
(401) 233-1000

South Kingstown Town Hall
180 High St., Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 789-9331

Tiverton Town Hall
343 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
(401) 625-6700

Warren Town Hall
514 Main St., Warren, RI 02885
(401) 245-7340

Warwick City Hall
3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 738-2000 ext. 6212

West Greenwich Town Hall
280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817
(401) 392-3800

West Warwick Town Hall
1170 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893-4829
(401) 822-9200

Westerly Town Hall
45 Broad St., Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 348-2506

Woonsocket City Hall
169 Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 762-6400 ext. 135

 

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