Provide the information requested on the Mail Order Form  pdf format of Mail Order Form
rtf format of                             Mail Order Form                 and mail your request to:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105

Note that ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES of records are issued by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, regardless of intended use.

Make your check or money order payable to "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts". Enclose a business-size self-addressed envelope. The cost of each record includes a ten-year search if the exact date or place of event is not known.

  • Regular Mail - The cost for each record ordered by mail is $32.00. Orders are normally processed within 15 – 20 business days of receipt. If faster service is required on your mail order, these services are also available:
  • Expedited Mail - The cost for expedited mail service is $42.00 for each certified copy. Address your envelope to the attention of "Expedited Mail Service." Your order will be processed within seven to ten business days of receipt. Research is not available via expedited mail service.

If faster service is needed, you will need to order your certificate by Internet or Phone.

Please review the Registry's Access Policy if you are requesting a birth or marriage record in which the subject of the record was born to a single parent or parents who were not married at the time of birth.


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics within the Department of Public Health