New Hampshire vital records are considered to be private, and access to them is restricted by statute to those individuals who have a "direct and tangible interest" in the record. To view all of the disclosure limitations to our records, click on this link to our statute. RSA 5-C: 9
Certain older records are exempt from these access restrictions. Birth records older than 100 years, as well as deaths, marriages and divorce records older than 50 years are available with unrestricted access.
Individuals wishing to research these "genealogical" records may do so by visiting theGenealogical Resource Center at the the offices of the Division of Vital Records, 71 South Fruit Street in Concord, NH. For more information, please visit the DVRA website.
The Town Clerk has access to, and the ability to issue copies of birth, marriage and death events that occurred in the Town of Hooksett. We can also issue records of events that occurred anywhere in the State of New Hampshire for the following date ranges:
- Birth Records: 1982 until present
- Death Records: 1990 until present
- Marriage Records: 1989 until present
- Divorce Records: 1990 to within 6 months from the present search date
- Civil Unions: 2008 and 2009
- Civil Union Dissolutions: 2008 to within 6 months of present search date
There is a search fee of $15.00 which includes one certified copy of the record (if available). Please note that the fee is still charged even if we do not find the requested record. Additional copies may be acquired at the time of search for an additional $10.00 per copy. Valid state-issued ID or passport of person making the request is required and must meet the requirements set forth in RSA 5-C: 9.
For information on obtaining a Marriage license, please click here.
To request a record via mail, please click here.