I Want a Copy-Massachusetts

Cost of Copy
Information checked and corrected 30 June 2012
Birth or Death
$18.00 (In person)
$28.00 (Mail request)
$3.00 (State Archives)
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street 1st Floor Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
State office has no records previous to 1916. For earlier records, write to The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (617) 727-2816.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (617) 740-2600. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics website.

Same as Birth or Death
Same as Birth or Death
Records since 1916.
Divorce (State)
No Fee
Same as Birth or Death
Index only since 1952. Inquirer will be directed where to send request. Certified copies are not available from State office.
Divorce (County)
See Remarks
Registrar of Probate Court in county where divorce was granted.