City Hall - Brewer, Maine

Vital Records & Genealogy Research

Vital Records

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for the management of vital records, such as birth certificates, death certificates and marriage licenses. For a complete list of who can obtain a certified or non-certified copy of a vital record, in accordance with MRSA Title 22, Section 2706, please click here.

Are you getting married? You will need to fill out your intentions, you can do this at the City Clerk’s Office or fill out VS2-A Marriage Intentions and bring it with you to the City Clerk’s Office. Make sure you bring proof of residency (driver’s license, state ID).

If you have never been married, you must be a resident of Brewer, unless you are from out-of-state.

If you have been married before, you must show a certified copy (not a photocopy) of your divorce decree (has a raised seal), and also be a resident of Brewer.

Genealogy Research

The Brewer City Clerk’s office has records of birth, deaths and marriages from 1812 to present. To see if the records are on file with the Brewer City Clerk’s office, contact the office by phone at 207.989.7050. For inquiries involving numerous records, it is advisable to call the office to schedule an appointment. Appointments are necessary to allow our staff time to assist patrons with their genealogy research. We also welcome written requests for record searches. There will be a charge for research and response to written requests for genealogical information based on the amount of time required to fulfill such requests.

Records prior to 1812 may be available from:

Orrington Town Clerk
29 Center Drive, P. O. Box 159
Orrington, Maine 04474-0159
Telephone 207.825.3340
FAX 207.825.4138

Burial Records:

Some cemetery records are available for those buried in Brewer. Keep exploring your family history at Ellis Island’s American Family Immigration History Center at www.EllisIsland.org. The Brewer Public Library has a free subscription to ancestry.com for their members – check it out today!