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. 

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. 

Contact us


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



RVRS Customer Service
Vitals Information Partnership (VIP)
Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) accounts
Data and Publications
RVRS Communications
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health logo


Registry hours

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

Genealogical research hours

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm


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.


See genealogical research hours, parking, and directions

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Image credits:  Courthouse interior (George Headley)

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