Massachusetts Public Records
To Find People Free and People Search
Going to the Massachusetts
vital records office in person or ordering
through the mail is cheaper than ordering online.
If you prefer, you can order birth records or death records faster on the internet
Order Massachusetts Birth Certificates or Death Certificates Online
Vital Statistics and Public Records
Provide the people search information requested on the
Mail Order Form (PDF) | (Rich-Text
Version) and mail your request to:
Registry of Vital Records
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.
- 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:
- 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.)
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