Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS)

RVRS administers and issues copies of vital records that occurred in Massachusetts from 1931 to the present. RVRS also provides statistics on births, deaths, fetal deaths, divorces, and marriages. These data are used by local and state public health programs and medical researchers to help understand our population, promote wellness, and ensure health equity within the Commonwealth. 

Contact us

Address

150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor, Dorchester, MA 02125

Phone

Online

RVRS Customer Service vital.recordsrequest@state.ma.us
Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) vip@state.ma.us
Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) accounts vip-accounts@state.ma.us
Data and Publications vital.datarequest@state.ma.us
RVRS Communications RVRSCommunications@mass.gov
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health logo

Who we serve

The Registry manages the statewide vital records system, preserving and making records available to the public, and making statistics available for communities, researchers and public health program planners. 

Hours

Registry hours

Monday - Friday:
8:45 am-4:45 pm

Genealogical research hours

Monday:
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Tuesday:
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday:
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday:
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Parking 

A parking lot is available on-site. Rate for parking is $2 per hour, up to a maximum of $6.

More information

The Registry of Vital Records is located in the Bayside Office Center. The building is next to the Bayside Expo Center and across from the Double Tree Hotel.

If arriving by public transit
  • The JFK/UMass commuter rail and red line T stop is a 5 minute walk from the Registry. 
  • Bus routes 8 and 16 stop at Mt. Vernon St. at Bayside Expo Center.

Locations

See genealogical research hours, parking, and directions

Related organizations

Image credits:  Courthouse interior (George Headley)

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