Records of marriages for individuals who were residents at the time of the event are available from the Town Clerk's office. Additionally, records for all marriages that were performed in Block Island (resident and non-resident alike) are available. The Application for a Certified Copy of a Marriage Record
must be filled out and submitted with photo identification such as a state-issued Drivers License, Passport, Military Identification, Certificate of Naturalization or Alien Registration Card.
Copies of Marriage Certificates requested by mail cost $25 and any additional copies of this record purchased at the same time cost $18 each. Copies of Marriage Certificates requested In Person cost $22 and any additional copies of this record purchased at the same time cost $18 each.
If making the request in person, the applicant must present an original of the above stated form of identification. If the request is made by mail, a readable copy of one of the above forms of identification is required. The copy will not be returned to you. If the application or request is received without the above stated identification, the request will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.
To receive a Certified Copy of a Marriage Record via mail the following information must be provided:
- Name(s) on the Marriage Record
- Date and City/Town where the marriage took place
- The applicant's relationship to the person(s) named on the record
- Reason for the requested Certified Copy of the Marriage Record
- Applicant's signature and printed name
- Applicant's mailing address and home phone number for contact purposes