Newport County Birth Records

Search for Newport County RI birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Newport County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Newport County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Rhode Island birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a RI driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Newport County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Jamestown Clerk Jamestown RI 93 Narragansett Avenue 02835 401-423-7200

Little Compton Town Clerk Little Compton RI 40 Commons 02837 401-635-4400

Middletown Clerk Middletown RI 350 East Main Road 02842 401-847-0009

Newport City Clerk Newport RI 43 Broadway 02840 401-845-5341

Newport County Clerk Newport RI 45 Washington Square 02840 401-841-8340

Portsmouth Clerk Portsmouth RI 2200 East Main Road 02871 401-683-2101

Tiverton Town Clerk Tiverton RI 343 Highland Road 02878 401-625-6703


Newport County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Newport County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Newport County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Newport County Rhode Island. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Newport County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Jamestown Town Hall Jamestown RI 93 Narragansett Avenue 02835 401-423-7200

Middletown Town Hall Middletown RI 350 East Main Road 02842 401-849-2898

Newport City Hall Newport RI 43 Broadway 02840 401-846-9600

Portsmouth Town Hall Portsmouth RI 2200 E Main Rd 02871 401-683-2101

Tiverton Town Hall Tiverton RI 343 Highland Road 02878 401-625-6700


Newport County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Newport County Rhode Island, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Newport County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Rhode Island, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Naval Health Clinic New England Newport RI 43 Smith Avenue 02840 401-841-3772

Newport Hospital Newport RI Friendship St 02840 401-846-6400


Newport County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Newport County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Newport County Rhode Island. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Newport Police Records Archive Newport RI 120 Broadway 02840 401-847-5521

Newport Vital Records Archive Newport RI 43 Broadway 02840 401-845-5339