The state of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services maintains the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.
Certified copies of vital records can be ordred directly from the department by fax, mail, telephone or online. The department
sells only certified copies for a fee of $45 dollars and $37 dollars each additional copy. Rush orders have a $15 dollar surcharge.
Heirloom certificates are also available for $60 dollars, but can only be ordered by mail.
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
• Vital Record Application (PDF)
The state maintains an index of divorce records from 1952 to present, but all official certified copies must be obtained from
the Clerk of Probate Court in the county the divorce was filed. All geneology searches and search for records before 1920 should
first check the Massachusetts State Archives.
• Massachusetts Achives