Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
The Details of Establish a delayed record of birth
What you need for Establish a delayed record of birth
Before you apply, you will need to search the registry to see if your child’s birth record already exists. If no record is found, we will send you a Negative Statement. This statement is required to apply for a delayed record.
Evidence that proves birth
You will need evidence that proves the birth. This can be a:
- Certified copy of hospital records
- Notarized affidavit from a midwife or physician who attended a home birth
- Certified copy of marriage license for the parents
- Proof of residence for the year of the birth for the parents if the birth occurred in a private residence
Fees for Establish a delayed record of birth
The Registry accepts cash and checks. Make checks payable to the order of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
|Cost of establishment||$50||per record|
How to apply Establish a delayed record of birth
To file the paperwork:
Next steps for Establish a delayed record of birth
If your request to establish a record of birth is denied, you may petition the Massachusetts probate court.