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Superior Court
4800 Towerhill Rd, #173
Wakefield, RI 02879 www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/Superior...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-782-4121
F: 401-782-4190
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No confidential or sealed records released
The Family Court Division can be reached at 401-782-4111. The Superior Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the District Court on civil matters between $5,000 and $10,000.
4th District Court
4800 Towerhill Rd, #123
McGrath Judicial Center
Wakefield, RI 02879 www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/district...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM (till 4PM in Summer) EST
P: 401-782-4131
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No family court records released
Cities and towns in the 4th District include Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Richmond, South Kingstown, and Westerly.
Charlestown Probate at Town Hall
4540 S County Tr
Charlestown, RI 02813 http://www.charlestownri.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-364-1200
F: 401-364-1238
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.
Exeter Probate
Town Clerk's Office
675 Ten Rod Rd
Exeter, RI 02822 http://www.town.exeter.ri.us
Hours: 9AM-4PM EST
P: 401-295-7500
F: 401-295-1248
Jurisdiction: Probate
The Clerk also handles records related to elections, recorded documents, birth, death, marriage, as well as a myriad of town matters.
Hopkinton Probate at Town Hall
1 Town House Rd
Hopkinton, RI 02833
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM or by appointment EST
P: 401-377-7777
F: 401-377-7788
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.
Narragansett Probate at Town Hall
25 5th Ave
Office of the Town Clerk
Narragansett, RI 02882 www.narragansettri.gov/311/Probat...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-782-0621
F: 401-783-9637
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.
New Shoreham Probate at Town Hall
PO Drawer 220
Block Island, RI 02807 www.new-shoreham.com/clerkdept.cf...
Hours: 9AM-3PM EST
P: 401-466-3200
F: 401-466-3219
Couriers: 16 Old Town Rd
Block Island, RI 02807
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 Kingstown Probate at Town Hall
80 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852-5762 www.northkingstown.org/department...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-268-1552
F: 401-294-2437
Jurisdiction: Probate
Richmond Probate at Town Hall
5 Richmond Townhouse Rd
Wyoming, RI 02898 www.richmondri.com/140/Town-Clerk
Hours: 9AM-4PM EST
P: 401-539-9000 ext. 9
F: 401-539-1089
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.
South Kingstown Probate at Town Hall
180 High St
Wakefield, RI 02879-3140 http://www.southkingstownri.com/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-789-9331 ext. 1235
F: 401-788-9792
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.
Westerly Municipal Court
45 Broad St
Westerly Town Hall
Westerly, RI 02891 www.westerly.govoffice.com/index....
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 401-596-7374
F: 401-348-2318
Jurisdiction: Probate, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance

Washington County, RI Vital Records

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

Charlestown Town
Town Clerk
http://www.charlestownri.org/
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-364-1200
Fax: 401-364-1238
Recorded Documents

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

Exeter Town
Town Clerk
www.town.exeter.ri.us/town-clerk....
9AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-294-3891
Fax: 401-295-1248
Recorded Documents

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

Hopkinton Town
Town Clerk
www.hopkintonri.org/TownClerk.htm
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-377-7777
Fax: 401-377-7788

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

Narragansett Town
Town Clerk
www.narragansettri.gov/331/Town-C...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-782-0623
Fax: 401-783-9637
Recorded Documents

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

New Shoreham Town
Town Clerk
16 Old Town Rd
Block Island, RI 02807 www.new-shoreham.com/displaydept....
9AM-3PM EST
Phone: 401-466-3200
Fax: 401-466-3219

Contact the North Kingstown 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 Kingstown Town
Town Clerk
www.northkingstown.org/department...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 401-268-1554
Fax: 401-294-2437
Recorded Documents

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

Richmond Town
Town Clerk
www.richmondri.com/140/Town-Clerk
9AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-539-9000 ext. 9
Fax: 401-539-1089

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

South Kingstown Town
Town Clerk
180 High St
Wakefield, RI 02879 www.southkingstownri.com/town-gov...
8:30AM-4:30PM, recording stops- 4PM EST
Phone: 401-789-9331 ext. 1236
Fax: 401-789-5280
Recorded Documents

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

Westerly Town
Town Clerk
www.westerly.govoffice.com/index....
8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 401-348-2500
Fax: 401-348-2571
Recorded Documents

Washington County Vital Certificates

Washington 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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Washington County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 332.75 sq mi
Population (2009): 126,925
  • Females: 51.2%
  • White: 94.5%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 92.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,379
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 88.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 35.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.52
Housing Units (2000): 56,816
Homeownership Rate (2000): 72.8%
Migration Flow to Washington County, RI from (2007-2008):

Washington County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,922,372
  • Construction: $168,127
  • Retail Trade: $272,190
  • Professional and Technical Services: $153,466
  • Healthcare: $333,274
  • Banking: $93,988
  • Retail Trade: $272,190
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $109,519
  • Manufacturing: $501,115
  • Farms: $7,015
  • Government: $653,433
Employed (2000): 63,787
Unemployed (2000): 3,463
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $44,433
Local Government Employment (2007): 4,716
Local Government Revenue (2007): $334,494 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $220,994 (thou. dol.)

Washington County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,124
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.9
Deaths (2007): 1,065
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 13
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.6

Washington County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 142
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 25
  • Robbery: 21
  • Aggravated Assault: 95
Property Crimes (2008): 2,416
  • Burglary: 449
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,863
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 104

Washington County Genealogy Records