The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics provides technical assistance to all who need help with establishing a vital record in Massachusetts. If you need information for establishing a record or requesting reports or data, please contact the following resources listed below.

Birth Certificates

If you need additional guidelines for birth record preparation, please contact the appropriate number listed below.

For legal issues on birth records, call (617) 740-2600 or email vital.regulation@state.ma.us

For parent or hospital issues on birth records, call (617) 740-2600 or email vital.guideline@state.ma.us

Most Massachusetts birthing hospitals use Electronic Birth Certificate software to prepare the Standard Certificate of Live Birth. The is a publication produced by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics to provide assistance for both hospitals and City and Town Clerks for the legal and statistical aspects of birth record preparation. The EBC Newsletter is used to provide training, to keep the users informed of new updates to the EBC software, and to provide guidelines for updates to birth certificate items. EBC Newsletters for 1999 and 2000 and a content index are provided here for review.

Death and Marriage Certificates

For legal issues on death or marriage records, call (617) 740-2600 or email vital.regulation@state.ma.us

Data Requests

For requests for data or reports, call (617) 740-2600 or email vital.datarequest@state.ma.us

Information on Ordering Vital Records

For information on ordering birth, marriage, or death records, email vital.recordsrequest@state.ma.us


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