ORDER YOUR 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.
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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:
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:
You can also get this information from recorders located in the cities of:
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:
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,
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Birth records are restricted in Massachusetts. You may only apply for an official copy of a birth record if you are:
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.
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 $32 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.
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.
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.
Middlesex County Vital Records
Registrar of Probate
208 Cambridge St,
Middlesex, MA 2141
Briston County Vital Records
Bristol County Probate Court
11 Court St.
Taunton, MA 02780-3223
Essex County Vital Records
Essex County Register of Deeds
36 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
Norfolk County Vital Records
Norfolk Probate & Family Court
35 Shawmut Rd.
Canton, MA 02021
Plymouth County Vital Records
Plymouth Probate & Family Ct
Plymouth, MA 02360
Suffolk County Vital Records
Suffolk County Probate Court
24 New Chardon St.
Boston , MA 02114
Worcester County Vital Records
City Hall Room
206 455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Massachusetts is by completing the form online.
Processing time for a certified copy of a Massachusetts birth certificate can vary:
To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:
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.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Massachusetts, you will need: