Vital Records

Marriage Licenses

To obtain a Marriage license, at least one party must be a Topsham resident, or both parties must be from out of state. Both parties must appear at the Clerks office together in order for the Marriage License to be issued. If there have been any previous marriages, certified copies of the most recent disillusionment must be supplied.  The cost of a Marriage license is $40.  The Marriage License is valid for 90 days. (Filling out the application ahead of time will save some time.)

Appointments are required to file marriage intentions and obtain a marriage license. Please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 207-725-1719 to schedule an appointment.

Marriage Intentions

Guide to Performing a Marriage 


Marriage Certificates

Marriage certificates may be obtained by married parties.  The fee is $15 for one copy and $6 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.  Marriage certificates must be purchased after the ceremony; they are not provided automatically.  Marriage Certificate Application

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates are available at the Clerks office for immediate family members only and only if the mother was a Topsham resident at the time of birth or if the birth occurred in Topsham.  The fee is $15 for one copy and $6 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.  Birth Certificate Application

Death Certificates

Death certificates may be obtained by immediate family.  The fee is $15 for one copy and $6 for each additional copy purchased at the same time.  Death Certificate Application


For more information visit the Genealogy Section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for questions & answers for vital records.

Identification Requirement

Anyone purchasing a certified copy of a record shall complete a vital records order form which shall declare their name and their connection with the person who is listed on the record.  Anyone purchasing a certified copy shall also show proof of identification:  driver's license, passport, or other government issued picture identification. If these are not available then the requestor needs to show photocopies of two items from the list found by clicking here

Ordering Vital Records

Vital records can be ordered at the Town Office by filling out the following applications and present it to the clerk's office or by mail by enclosing a copy of proper identification, proof of lineage if applicable and a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check or money order made payable to the Town of Topsham 100 Maine St. Topsham,ME 04086 or go the following website to place the order through the State of Maine: