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Providence/Bristol Superior and Family Court
250 Benefit St
Providence, RI 02903 www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/Superior...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-222-3250
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, confidential or sealed records released
All civil and criminal cases for Bristol County are handled here. The Family Court Division can be reached at 401-45802200. The Superior Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the District Court on civil matters between $5,000 and $10,000.
6th Division District Court
One Dorrance Plaza, 2nd Fl
Garrahy Judicial Complex
Providence, RI 02903 www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/district...
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 401-458-5400
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No adoption, confidential or sealed records released
Cities and towns in the 6th District include Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warren, and Woonsocket.
Burrillville Probate at Town Hall
105 Harrisville Main St
Harrisville, RI 02830 www.burrillville.org/probate-court
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM M-W; 8:30AM-7:00PM TH; 8:30AM-12:30PM F EST
P: 401-568-4300 ext. 110
F: 401-568-0490
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk (Ext 114) also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Central Falls City Hall
580 Broad St
City Clerk's Office
Central Falls, RI 02863 http://www.centralfallsri.us
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM M-TH; 8:30AM-1PM F EST
P: 401-727-7400
F: 401-727-7406
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Cranston City Hall
869 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910 www.cranstonri.com/generalpage.ph...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-461-1000 ext. 3197
F: 401-780-3165
Jurisdiction: Probate
The City Clerk is ex-officio clerk of the Probate Court and Registrar of Deeds.
Cumberland Probate at Town Hall
PO Box 7
Cumberland, RI 02864 www.cumberlandri.org/probate-court
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM; Summer- 9AM-4PM EST
P: 401-728-2400 ext. 138
F: 401-724-1103
Couriers: 45 Broad St
Cumberland, RI 02864
Jurisdiction: Probate, Traffic
East Providence City Hall
145 Taunton Ave
East Providence, RI 02914
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 401-435-7500 ext. 11033
F: 401-435-4630
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Foster Probate at Town Hall
181 Howard Hill Rd
Foster, RI 02825 townoffoster.com/townclerk.htm
Hours: 8:30AM-5:30PM M-TH EST
P: 401-392-9200
F: 401-702-5010
Jurisdiction: Probate
Hours reflect Town Hall which is closed on Fridays. Court meets once a month on 2nd Wed. at 2PM.
Glocester Probate at Town Hall
PO Box B
Chepachet, RI 02814 http://www.glocesterri.org
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-568-6206
F: 401-568-5850
Couriers: 1145 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI 02814
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Johnston Probate at Town Hall
1385 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919 http://townofjohnstonri.com/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-351-6618
F: 401-553-8835
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters. Court is held at a different location.
Lincoln Probate at Town Hall
PO Box 100
Lincoln, RI 02865 http://www.lincolnri.com/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-333-8450, 401-333-8451
F: 401-333-3648
Couriers: 100 Old River Rd
Lincoln, RI 02865
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
North Providence Probate at Town Hall
2000 Smith St
North Providence, RI 02911 northprovidenceri.gov/town-clerk/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-232-0900
F: 401-233-1409
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
North Smithfield
575 Smithfield Rd
Municipal Annex
North Smithfield, RI 02896 http://www.nsmithfieldri.org/
Hours: 8AM-4PM M,T,W; 8AM-7PM TH; 8AM-N F EST
P: 401-767-2200 ext. 326
F: 401-356-4057
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Pawtucket City Hall
137 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860 http://www.pawtucketri.com/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-728-0500 ext. 259
F: 401-728-8932
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Providence Probate Court
25 Dorrance St, 5th Fl
Providence, RI 02903 www.providenceri.com/probate-court
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-421-7740 ext. 307
F: 401-861-6208
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Scituate Probate at Town Hall
PO Box 328
North Scituate, RI 02857
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 401-647-2822
F: 401-647-7220
Couriers: 195 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Smithfield Probate at Town Hall
64 Farnum Pike, 2nd Fl
Smithfield, RI 02917 smithfieldri.com/town-clerk/proba...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-233-1000 ext. 111
F: 401-232-7244
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.
Woonsocket City Hall
169 Main St
Woonsocket, RI 02895 http://www.ci.woonsocket.ri.us/
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 401-762-6400
F: 401-765-0022
Jurisdiction: Probate
Usually the Clerk also handles records related to recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of city or town matters.

Providence County, RI Vital Records

Contact the Burrillville Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Burrillville Town
Town Clerk
www.burrillville.org/town-clerk
8:30AM-4:30PM M-W; 8:30AM-7PM TH; 8:30AM-12:30PM F EST
Phone: 401-568-4300 ext. 114
Fax: 401-568-0490
Recorded Documents

Contact the Central Falls City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Central Falls City
City Clerk
www.centralfallsri.us/city_clerk_...
8:30AM-4:30PM M-TH; 8:30AM-1:30PM F EST
Phone: 401-727-7400
Fax: 401-727-7406

Contact the Cranston City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Cranston City
City Clerk
www.cranstonri.com/generalpage.ph...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-461-1000 ext. 3237
Fax: 401-780-3165

Contact the Cumberland Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Cumberland Town
Town Clerk
www.cumberlandri.org/town-clerk
9AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-728-2400 ext. 160
Fax: 401-724-1103

Contact the East Providence City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

East Providence City
City Clerk
www.eastprovidenceri.net/content/...
8AM-3:30PM EST
Phone: 401-435-7500 ext. 11031
Fax: 401-435-4630
Recorded Documents

Contact the Foster Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Foster Town
Town Clerk
www.townoffoster.com/townclerk.htm
8:30AM-5:30PM M-TH; Closed F EST
Phone: 401-392-9200, 401-392-9201
Fax: 401-702-5010

Contact the Glocester Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Glocester Town
Town Clerk
1145 Putnam Pike
Glocester/ Chepachet, RI 02814 www.glocesterri.org/townclerk.htm
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-568-6206 ext. 0
Fax: 401-568-5850
Recorded Documents

Contact the Johnston Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Johnston Town
Town Clerk
http://www.townofjohnstonri.com/
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-351-6618
Fax: 401-553-8835
Recorded Documents

Contact the Lincoln Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lincoln Town
Town Clerk
100 Old River Rd
Lincoln, RI 02865 www.lincolnri.org/departments/lis...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-333-1100 ext. 8005
Fax: 401-333-3648

Contact the North Providence Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

North Providence Town
Town Clerk
northprovidenceri.gov/town-clerk/
8:30AM-4:30PM (Summer hours 8:30AM-4PM) EST
Phone: 401-232-0900 ext. 205
Fax: 401-233-1409
Recorded Documents

Contact the North Smithfield Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

North Smithfield Town
Town Clerk
www.nsmithfieldri.org/town-depart...
8AM-4PM M-W; 8AM-7PM TH; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 401-767-2200 ext. 321
Fax: 401-356-4057

Contact the Pawtucket City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Pawtucket City
City Clerk
www.pawtucketri.com/city-clerks-o...
8:30AM-3:30PM EST
Phone: 401-728-0500 ext. 225
Fax: 401-728-8932
Recorded Documents

Contact the Providence City Office of the Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Providence City
Recorder of Deeds
http://www.providenceri.com/deeds/
8:30AM-3:30PM EST
Phone: 401-421-7740 ext. 547
Fax: 401-278-0614
Recorded Documents

Contact the Scituate Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Scituate Town
Town Clerk
195 Danielson Pike
North Scituate, RI 02857 http://www.scituateri.org/town.htm
8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-647-2822
Fax: 401-647-7220

Contact the Smithfield Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Smithfield Town
Town Clerk
http://smithfieldri.com/town-clerk/
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-233-1000
Fax: 401-232-7244
Recorded Documents

Contact the Woonsocket City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Woonsocket City
City Clerk
http://www.ci.woonsocket.ri.us/
8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-762-6400
Fax: 401-765-0022
Recorded Documents

Providence County Vital Certificates

Providence County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Providence County Information

If you are planning to visit Providence County, Rhode Island, check to see if any of the dates you plan to attend coincide with any of the nearby festivals that occur throughout the year. Some of them have included the Pride Fest, Pow Wow 2007, the Latin American Film Festival, and the Summerfest Providence. Depending on the year, dates may change and different festivals may be offered, so check online to see what sort of festivities may be happening when you visit this fine county.

In Providence County, you can find various colleges and universities, along with the Rodger Williams Park Zoo and a number of local museums. If you are interested in history, there is the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum. If you are more interested in theatrical performances, there are performing arts choices also to be found. You should study a schedule to see what dates they will be performing and where.

Regardless of your reasons to visit Providence County, Rhode Island, you can find any number of possible entertainment venues during vacations, as well as various parks and bike trails for basic leisure options. With all these options available, it stands to reason that Providence County, Rhode Island is number ninety-seven on the top one hundred most populous United States counties list.

Providence County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 413.27 sq mi
Population (2009): 627,690
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 84.2%
  • Black/African American: 9.5%
  • Asian: 3.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 18.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 68.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 6,095
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 15.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 27.4%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 21.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.48
Housing Units (2000): 253,214
Homeownership Rate (2000): 53.2%
Migration Flow to Providence County, RI from (2007-2008):

Providence County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $17,979,371
  • Construction: $1,000,150
  • Retail Trade: $922,271
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,450,643
  • Healthcare: $2,683,894
  • Banking: $1,710,202
  • Retail Trade: $922,271
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $423,267
  • Manufacturing: $1,787,252
  • Farms: $4,138
  • Government: $2,778,699
Employed (2000): 284,618
Unemployed (2000): 18,925
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $35,920
Local Government Employment (2007): 20,448
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,582,139 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $834,253 (thou. dol.)

Providence County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 8,328
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.3
Deaths (2007): 5,669
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 67
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.0

Providence County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 2,136
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 25
  • Forcible rape: 184
  • Robbery: 793
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,134
Property Crimes (2008): 19,859
  • Burglary: 4,106
  • Larceny-Theft: 13,026
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 2,727

Providence County Genealogy Records