In an effort to better accommodate Rhode Islanders in need of birth, death, and marriage certificates, and other critical documents, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has adjusted the hours of its Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Office had previously been open from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This change was made by RIDOH's Division of Customer Services in response to feedback from customers who felt that it would be more convenient if people were able to visit the Office of Vital Records in the morning, before their work days began.
In addition to picking up birth, death, or marriage documents, other reasons why Rhode Islanders might visit the Office of Vital Records include issues related to genealogy, dual citizenship, amendments on vital records, paternity affidavits, and adoption records.
RIDOH is located at 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI, 02908. The Office of Vital Records is in room 101.