Scituate Town Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 328
North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857
MARGARET M. LONG
BIRTH, DEATH & MARRIAGE RECORDS
(Certified Copies Only, Photocopies Cannot Be Given)
Birth, Death, & Marriage records from approximately 1700 to present day are indexed and stored in the Town Clerk’s Office. Pursuant to RI General Law the only Vital Statistics available to the general public are death records over 50 years old, and birth and marriage records over 100 years old. Certified Vital records are available upon completion of a form by qualified persons. The cost for these records is $20.00 for the first record, and $15.00 for each additional certified copy of the same record.
Birth certificates are available either as a full size legal document ($20.00)
Birth Record Request Application
Marriage Record Request Application
Death Record Request Application
HOW TO GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN RI
(Marriage License Applicants Please call the Town Clerk's Office for an appointment at 647-2822 ex. 0)
Note: Vital records that are more than 100 years old may be purchased
for $2.00 per copy from:
337 Westminster Street
(Recording fees below are cost of first page and $1.00 for each additional page)
- Mortgage $64.00
- Deed $84.00
- Mortgage Discharge $49.00
- Bill of Sale $49.00
- Power of Attorney $49.00
- Other documents vary in cost
Copies of recorded documents are $1.50 per page
Applications accepted Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Town Clerk’s Office is a passport acceptance facility. Normal processing of a passport can take up to 6 weeks. Processing can be expedited to 2 weeks for an additional fee of $60.00.
Authorization of both parents is required for children under 18 years old.
Age 16 and Over – Total fee is $135.00 ($110.00 application fee payable to US Department of State and $25.00 processing fee payable to the Town of Scituate)
Under age 16 – Total fee is $105.00 ($80.00 application fee payable to US Department of State and $25.00 processing fee payable to the Town of Scituate)
The application fee must be paid by check or money order. The processing fee can be paid by cash or check.
Visit www.travel.state.gov for required documents and applications
Dogs are required to be registered every April. A valid rabies certificate is required at the time of registration. Scituate residents are entitled to register no more than 2 dogs per residence. The fee is $10.00 per dog. Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours. Traditionally, each April the Town holds a rabies clinic where dogs & cats can receive their rabies shot at reduced rates. Licenses for dogs may also be obtained at the clinic. Dates, times, and other details will be posted on the Online Town Calendar.
Pursuant to the Scituate Code of Ordinance a yard sale may be held for the sale of typically second-hand personal, household and/or garden property. Any town resident desiring to hold such a sale on their property must apply to the Town Clerk for a yard sale license. The license fee is $5.00. Each resident is allowed to hold 2 yard sales a year on their property.
Hunting, Fishing, & Combination Licenses
Fishing & Hunting licenses for residents, non-residents & tourists are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. All licenses other than Tourist three-day licenses are valid from February to February each year.
All fees and qualifications are mandated by RI General Law.
Please bring your driver’s license and, if applying for a hunting license, bring one of the following: a previous Rhode Island hunting license, a hunter safety course certificate, an active military I.D. card; any honorably discharged veteran may present discharge or DD214 papers.
Pursuant to RI General Law all businesses in town shall register their trade name in the office of the Town Clerk and pay a one-time fee of $10.00. A Certificate of Trade Name will be issued to you.
Judge William J. Riccitelli
Probate records filed in the Town of Scituate are maintained in the Town Clerk’s Office. These records are public records and copies can be obtained for $1.50 per page pursuant to RI General Law. Probate Court is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am in the Town Council Chambers.
Scituate Probate Court Fee Schedule
Checks must be made payable to: Scituate Probate Court
Appointment of Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Conservator, Foreign Executor/Foreign Administrator….minimum filing fee for personal estate $30.00, plus $75.00 (creditors notice), and $75.00 (if advertised/not on waiver), and $4.00 surcharge
Inventory Fee -1% of the personal property of the decedent or ward with credit from the original filing fee, maximum $1470.00
Adult Adoption- $30.00 filing fee, $4.00 surcharge (with or without a name change) = $39.00
Advertising - if there is a minor child, if spouse petitions and there are no children, in-law petitions as creditor – 30 days, all guardianships full age and minor, cousin petitions (affidavit of family facts must be presented), all guardianship accounts, order of distribution, allowance for support of family, cancellation of bond, resignation of fiduciary, re-open petitions, determination of insolvent estate, disposal of funds, sale of real estate and accounts = $75.00
Affidavit of Complete Administration –
$30.00 filing fee, $5.00 certificate, $4.00 surcharge = $39.00
Certificate of Appointment - $5.00
Certify Probate Documents/Exemplified - $1.50 per page and $3.00 to certify
Claim Out of Time - $30.00 filing fee, $4.00 surcharge = $34.00
Name Change - $30.00 filing fee, $5.00 certified copy, $4.00 surcharge, $75.00 advertising fee = $114.00
Removal of Fiduciary - $30.00 filing fee, $75.00 advertising fee, $4.00 surcharge = $109.00
Termination of Trust – $30.00 filing fee, $75.00 advertising fee, $4.00 surcharge = $109.00
Voluntary Informal Executor/Administrator - $30.00 filing fee, $5.00 certificate, $4.00 surcharge = $39.00
Will for the Registry/No Probatable Assets - $30.00 filing fee, $4.00 surcharge = $34.00
Notice of all meetings shall be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting date. This notice shall include the date and time posted; the date, time, and place of meeting; and a statement specifying the nature of the business to be discussed. Town meetings are posted at Town Hall, on the Town Website, & various other locations.
For interpreter service for the hearing impaired, call 647-2822 not less than 72 hours in advance of meeting date. TTY# 1-800-745-55555.
(Please note that minutes are posted on this web site as a convenience for public access. If you are looking for something that has not yet been posted, please obtain a copy at the Town Clerk's Office)
Town Council Minutes
LOCATION OF ALL MEETINGS - TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 195 DANIELSON PIKE, NO. SCITUATE (unless otherwise noted)
- Scituate Town Council
- Scituate Plan Commission
- Zoning Board of Review
- Traffic Safety Meeting
- N. Scituate Village Rev. Comm.
- Juvenile Hearing Board
- Conservation Commission
- Scituate Land Trust
- Scituate School Committee
- Hope Village Overlay Dist. Rev. Comm.
- Recreation Committee
- Scituate Probate Court
Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 647-2822 at least seventy-two (72) hours in advanced of said meeting date. TDD # is (401) 647-7466,
TTY# is 1-800-745-5555