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Before making a request for a vital record, you will need:
You may also be required to provide documentation showing how your relation to the subject of the record, if you're a legal guardian or representative.
Request an online order from VitalChek.
Requests will typically process in 7–10 business days, or can expedite your order for next day service.
Call VitalChek: (617) 740-2606
Call toll free: (866) 300-8535
Note: Research is not available via phone.
Send your completed vital records mail order form and a check or money order payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts to:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Orders will be processed within 15–20 days of receipt. To get your order within 7–10 business days, address your envelope to the attention of Expedited Mail Service. Refer to the vital records service fees 2017 for expedited shipping fees.
Note: Research is not available via expedited mail service.
You can order certified records at the Registry counter Monday–Friday 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
You will be asked to pay with cash or check.
Visit the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.
We will send you a Negative Statement. You will need this to establish delayed records.
Only certified copies of records are issued by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, regardless of intended use.
The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics maintains indexes and records on site at the Registry offices. There is no specific records information or index online.