By Mail: Provide the information requested on
Mail Order Form (PDF) | (Rich-Text
Version) and mail your request to:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Note that ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES of records are issued by the Registry of Vital Records
and Statistics, regardless of intended use.
Make your check or money order payable to "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts". Enclose
a business-size self-addressed envelope. The cost of each record includes a ten-year
search if the exact date or place of event is not known.
Regular Mail - The cost for each record ordered by mail is $28.00.
Orders are normally processed within 20-30 business days of receipt. If faster service
is required on your mail order, these services are also available:
Expedited Mail - The cost for expedited mail service is $37.00 for
each certified copy. Address your envelope to the attention of "Expedited Mail Service."
Your order will be processed within seven to ten business days of receipt. (Research
is not available via expedited mail service.)