Rhode Island Public Records

The Rhode Island Department of Health manages, files and issues records for births, deaths and marriage records for the state. Most records statewide are available at any cityor town clerk's office from 1960 to present. Each town and city also archives all records for any record filed in that area. The state office has an electronic copy of all records in Rhode Island.

Search for records costs $20 dollars and includes one certified copy. All copies are electronic if issued from the state office. Rush orders are available for and additional $7 dollar fee.

Full LIst of Clerk Offices
Birth Certificate Application Form(PDF)
Death Certificate Application Form (PDF)
Marriage Certificate Application Form (PDF)

Adoption Records

Any adult age (25) adoptee born in Rhode Island can obtain a non certified copy of their original birth certificate. The search will also display any voluntary contact information or medical history submitted by the birth family to the Rhode Island Family Court - Voluntary Adoption Reunion Registry.

State of Rhode Island Family Court
One Dorrance Plaza
Providence, R. I. 02903
(401) 458-3290
Voluntary Registration Application and Affidavit (PDF)

Property Records

Property information for Rhode Island is maintained by a mixture of local governments. In some cases the city or town in which the parcel resides handles all information through it's assessment department while some a county agency will handle the records. Most cities and towns use a unified system to handle all assessor data.

Warwick Assessors Online Database
Charlestown Assessors Online Database
East Providence Assessors Online Database
Jamestown Assessors Online Database
Johnston Assessors Online Database
Little Compton Assessors Online Database
Middletown Assessors Online Database
Narragansett Assessors Online Database
Newport Assessors Online Database
New Shoreham Assessors Online Database
North Kingstown Assessors Online Database
North Smithfield Assessors Online Database
Pawtucket Assessors Online Database
Portsmouth Assessors Online Database
Richmond Assessors Online Database
Smithfield Assessors Online Database
South Kingstown Assessors Online Database
Warwick Assessors Online Database
Westerly Assessors Online Database
Woonsocket Assessors Online Database

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Rhode Island

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Rhode Island

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Barrington Public Library 281 County Road, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806 401-247-1920
2 Rogers Free Library 525 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809 401-253-6948
3 Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library 100 Tinkham Lane, Burrillville, Rhode Island 02830 401-710-7800
4 Central Falls Free Public Library 205 Central Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863 401-727-7440
5 Cross Mills Public Library 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813 401-364-6211
6 Coventry Public Library 1672 Flat River Road, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 401-822-9100
7 Arlington Branch 1064 Cranston St., Cranston, Ri 02920, Cranston, Rhode Island 401-944-1662
8 Auburn Branch 396 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, Ri 02910, Cranston, Rhode Island 401-781-6116
9 Cranston Public Library 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920 401-943-9080
10 Knightsville Branch 1847 Cranston St., Cranston, Ri 02920, Cranston, Rhode Island 401-942-2504
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

401 - Providence, Rhode Island