New Hampshire Public Records
Title VI, Chapter 91-A of the New Hampshire statutes establishes the right of the public to access the records and discussions of public governing bodies. These include writings, audio recordings, images, and video. Exceptions named in this “Right to Know” statue include grand jury records, parole & pardon records, personal school records of students, emergency planning & response records, trade secrets, and records containing personal and private information about citizens.
Not every type of public record is available online in every state. Below you will find the more sought-after public record resources at the state level in New Hampshire. For additional records, look at the county and city pages that we have (tip – use the navigation in the blue box on the left).
- Court System The New Hampshire court system has three levels. First is the Circuit Court, established in 2011 to merge the District, Probate & Family Courts into one system. The District Division handles misdemeanors, violations, small claims, and civil cases up to $25K. The Probate Division handles trusts, wills, estates, adoptions, guardianship matters, & involuntary admissions. The Family Division handles divorces, domestic violence petitions, parental rights, child support, & juvenile delinquency matters. At the second level is the Superior Court, which hears jury trials for civil cases of all amounts, felonies, & misdemeanor appeals from the Circuit Court. At the third and highest level is the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which hears appeals from the lower courts and administrative agencies. Go here to view our NH Court Records page.
- Criminal Records New Hampshire does not provide criminal court records online and there is no central criminal record database available to the public. The New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of State Police will perform an official criminal background check for a fee. Violations and misdemeanors are handled by the District Division of the Circuit Court. Felonies are handled by the Superior Court. Click here for more information about NH criminal records.
- Vital Records Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates are provided by: Bureau of Vital Records, 71 South Fruit St, Concord, NH 03301, (800) 852-3345 Ext 4651, or in NH - (603) 271-4650, Fax: (603) 271-3447. Go here to research vital records in NH.
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|Charitable Organizations |
Browse New Hampshire registered charities. Provides the name and address of the charitable organization. Information is displayed in .pdf format.
|Company & Trade Name Search |
Search the New Hampshire Secretary of State database by business name for domestic and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and trade names registered in New Hampshire.
|Court Locations & Court Rules |
State of New Hampshire Supreme Court, Superior Court, Circuit Court, and Drug & Mental Health Courts rules and court locations.
|Court Records | U.S. District PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of New Hampshire bankruptcies. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type.
|Registered Offenders |
New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of State Police database of registered criminal offenders.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search for New Hampshire unclaimed property by name of owner. Gives city, state, & zip, property type, and classification. Site includes links to request claim forms.
|Uniform Commercial Code Pay Site|
Search this fee-based New Hampshire Secretary of State service for Uniform Commercial Code filings. Access requires registration. Fees may be submitted by credit card or bank account debit.
More Public Records
|Camp Site Reservations |
Use this Camp Site Reservations service site to make reservations for New Hampshire camp sites. Reservations require a fee.
|Criminal Histories (info) |
Find information here from the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of State Police how to order criminal record checks in New Hampshire. Information provided at no charge, but there is a fee to request a search.
|Deaths 1654-1947 |
Search over 580,000 New Hampshire deaths recorded between 1654 and 1947 and view or download document images.
|Environmental Sites |
Search these New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services databases for environmental site information.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Search Systems Eviction Records. Search statewide in New Hampshire for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
Use this New Hampshire Department of Corrections service to search by name for currently incarcerated inmates.
|Library Catalog |
Search the New Hampshire Public Library system public access catalog by keyword, ISBN, ISSN, LCCN, subject, name, title, etc.
|Licenses | Professional, Medical & Business |
Verify professional and business licenses in New Hampshire using these free databases. Includes attorneys, accountants, dentists, physicians, realtors, contractors, banks, credit unions, and more.
|Liquor Stores |
Browse by city/township name for New Hampshire State Liquor Commission licensed liquor stores.
Browse by name or firm for Lobbyists registered with the State of New Hampshire. Provides name, address & phone, firm name & address, and date registered.
Browse by area for New Hampshire maps. Includes driving directions, highway, regional road, and conservation lands maps.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in New Hampshire to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Missing Persons |
Browse this New Hampshire State Police missing persons list to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact info/#, case type, physical description, and date, city and circumstances of disappearance.
|Most Wanted |
Seacoast Crime Stoppers database of New Hampshire most wanted fugitives.
|Political Action Committees |
Browse by name for New Hampshire Political Action Committees (PACs). Provides name, address, chairman, date filed, and phone number.
|State Employees |
Search for state employees in New Hampshire by name and department.
Browse the New Hampshire revised statues by title, chapter, and section.
|Vanity Plates |
Search this New Hampshire e-Government service for the availabity of vanity license plates.