Massachusetts (MA) Birth Certificate Online

Order your Massachusetts (MA) Birth Certificate online in a few simple steps. You can order a certified copy of your vital records in minutes and avoid long lines in government offices.


US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Massachusetts Birth Certificate Application

If your state-issued Massachusetts birth certificate was lost or destroyed and you need a replacement copy, the process of getting a new copy can seem overwhelming. For many, this involves visiting a local vital records office and queuing to get a new copy.

However, this process doesn’t need to be a difficult one and there’s a much easier way to get your new copy of your birth record. Replace your birth certificate now by completing our online form for the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age, and American citizenship. It is especially useful when:

  • Applying for a passport
  • Seeking government benefits
  • Enrolling in school
  • Joining the military

If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born. For a certified copy of your Massachusetts birth certificate, simply complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.

You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Massachusetts then you may request a birth certificate from this state. You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Massachusetts (MA) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in:

  • Middlesex County
  • Worcester County
  • Essex County
  • Suffolk County
  • Norfolk County
  • Bristol County
  • Plymouth County

You can also get this information from recorders located in the cities of:

  • Boston
  • Worcester
  • Springfield
  • Cambridge
  • Lowell


Massachusetts Birth Certificate Requirements

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.

All those born in Massachusetts that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:

  • State of Massachusetts Driver’s License
  • State of Massachusetts ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. Passport

Please note, if you are not the registrant or the parent named on the certificate, you must also submit proof of eligibility (e.g., birth certificates, certified court documents.) For birth certificates where the person on record was born out of wedlock, only those named on the certificate and their legal representatives are authorized to obtain copies of the birth certificate.

Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street,
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105


Who Can Apply for a Massachusetts Birth Certificate

Birth records are restricted in Massachusetts. You may only apply for an official copy of a birth record if you are:

  • Applying for yourself
  • The parent, the child, the spouse, or the sibling of the person named on the record
  • The legal guardian, the legal representative, or if you have a court order

Remember that Your Massachusetts birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.

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Massachusetts Birth Certificate Fees

In order to request a Massachusetts birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees in addition to completing and submitting the relevant paperwork. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Massachusetts is: $32. In case you need more than one copy you should pay $50 each extra.

If you need to processes and get you Massachusetss birth certificate faster, you can choose the rush service and paid $42 for each copy and will be expedite in a two week service.

Massachusetts Birth processing times

Thanks to our service, you can request your birth certificates with ease, avoiding long lines, and without having to go to any government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office.

Once it’s processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Massachusetts are filled within 30 business days. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Massachusetts birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement, and other reasons that may have a deadline.

Massachusetts Vital Records Offices

Vital record offices are located all over the state of Massachusetts. Below is a complete list of these locations which can issue birth certificates. Be aware, county record offices may not be near your location but they can sometimes process your application faster.

Massachusetts Birth Certificate FAQs

  • How to get a birth certificate in Massachusetts?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Massachusetts is by completing the form online.

    • Fill out the birth certificate application online<(click button to view form). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so that your certificate can be issued directly.
    • Post your package to the Massachusetts vital records office with the required documents and fees
    • The Massachusetts bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
  • How long does it take to get birth certificate in Massachusetts?

    Processing time for a certified copy of a Massachusetts birth certificate can vary:

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 30 business days
    • In-person applications usually require waiting in line, check the vital records office addresses listed above and enquire about opening hours

    To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:

    • Fill out the online birth certificate application (available by clicking button above).
    • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free so your birth certificate can be issued directly
    • Follow our personalized instructions to receive your official Massachusetts birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Massachusetts?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Massachusetts carries a state fee of $32. Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request. It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.

  • What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

    To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Massachusetts, you will need:

    • Filled-out birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button above). Our experts will revise your form to ensure it is error-free
    • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see full list of acceptable documents above)
    • Fees paid
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