Boston, Middlesex County (MA) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Boston (MA) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Middlesex (MA) birth certificate mailed to you.


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Boston (MA) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Boston (MA) are issued a Massachusetts birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement when a Boston, Massachusetts (MA) citizen needs to:

  • Get married
  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities

If your Boston, (MA) birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Boston (MA) birth certificate replacement.

A certified copy of a birth certificate issued in the city of Boston can be used to establish an individual’s:

  • Identity
  • Age
  • Citizenship

An authorized copy of a Boston birth certificate is a government-issued copy of the original document.

If you need your birth certificate to sign up at university, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport, get married, or for other legal purposes, then you need to order an authorized copy of your birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.

A copy of birth certificate issued in Boston birth certificate is required at the following agencies, amongst others:

  • DMV
  • Social Security
  • Passport agencies

An official or certified copy of a Middlesex County birth certificate will carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

The Boston Registry of Vital Records keeps birth records of citizens born in a hospital or home in Boston from 1870 to the present day.

Middlesex (MA) birth records from 1630 to 1869 are also available upon request but may take longer to search for and require an additional fee.

If you have legally changed your name, this does not change your name on your Boston (MA) birth record.

Adopted citizens can only access their Boston birth certificate issued after adoption.


Boston (MA) Birth Certificate types

When ordering a replacement birth certificate in Boston (MA), it is important to understand the different types of birth certificates available in order to make sure you obtain the correct document to fulfill your needs.

These are the specific types of certified birth certificate copies that can be issued in Boston, Massachusetts.

Restricted copy of a Boston, MA birth certificate

If the citizen’s parents were unmarried at the time of birth, the Middlesex (MA) birth certificate is considered restricted.

A restricted copy of a birth certificate issued in Boston (MA) can only be obtained by those listed on the record.

You may order a restricted copy of a Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.

Unrestricted copy of a Boston (MA) birth certificate

Bostonians whose parents were married at the time of their birth will be issued an unrestricted Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate.

Anyone can order a certified copy of an unrestricted Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate online in just a few clicks. This means you can order an unrestricted Boston birth certificate copy on behalf of someone else, even though you are not directly related to the certificate bearer.

How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Boston (MA)

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Boston (MA) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Boston (MA) birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once the Boston birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of the vital record at home.

Getting a government-issued birth certificate in Boston, Massachusetts is a straightforward process that can be completed with little to no hassle.

To order an authorized copy of a Boston (MA) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it
  3. Mail it to the Massachusetts vital records office with a copy of a government-issued photo ID, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Once your Boston (MA) birth certificate request has been processed by the vital records office, your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Middlesex County (MA) Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

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

Citizens of Boston who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:

Boston Registrar:

One City Hall Square
Room 213
Boston, MA 02201

Please note that fees may differ depending on whether you are sending your birth certificate application to the state vital records office or the county recorder’s office. Remember to verify and submit the appropriate fees.

Boston (MA) birth certificate required information

To get a certified copy of a Boston (MA) birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born

Required documents for a Boston birth certificate

Citizens applying for a restricted copy of a Middlesex County birth certificate need to prove their identity.

Unrestricted copies of a Boston (MA) birth certificate are openly available to the public.

Applicants submitting their birth certificate request by mail are asked to sign the application form and provide a photocopy of both sides of a valid identity document.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • 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

Legal guardians must provide documentation to prove they have been appointed as a legal guardian of the certificate bearer. This is done by presenting a copy of the guardianship document.

How to Request an Apostille for a Boston (MA) Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Boston (MA) who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Boston, Massachusetts birth certificate with a raised seal
  2. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Middlesex, MA birth certificate, mail the above to the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope
  3. You will receive your Boston birth certificate with an Apostille at your chosen address

Massachusetts Authentications Unit street address:

Commissions Section, Room 1719,
1 Ashburton Pl,
Boston, MA 02108

Boston (MA) Birth Certificate Cost

When ordering a copy of a Boston (MA) birth certificate, it is necessary to pay the appropriate fee.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Middlesex County birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check
  • Business check

The filing fee of each copy of a Middlesex birth certificate is $14 when you order from the Boston vital records office, and $32, when you order from the Massachusetts vital records office. An additional fee of $10 is applicable to research birth certificates recorded prior to 1870.

Please note that the fee for your Boston birth certificate application varies depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

Applicants filing their birth certificate order form at the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office are advised to inquire about the exact applicable fees

It is advisable to order several copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Extra copies of the same Boston (MA) birth certificate ordered within a single form carry the same cost as the first document.

Middlesex County citizens in need of an urgent copy of their birth certificate may use rush service for an additional fee of $42.

Boston (MA) Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete Boston (MA) birth certificate application package, along with the requirements detailed above and the necessary fees, the vital records office will process your request.

In most cases, the Boston birth certificate order will be filled within 30 business days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Boston (MA) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Rush service for Middlesex birth certificate orders is available for an additional fee. In this case, your expedited birth certificate will be delivered within approximately 7 to 10 business days.

Middlesex County citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may print out their completed application form, sign it, and take it with the required documents and fee to submit it in person at the Boston City Registrar or Middlesex County Clerk’s office during opening hours.

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the applicant visits the office where the birth was originally recorded.

Massachusetts Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Massachusetts.

Keep in mind that the Boston City Registrar, and the Middlesex County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. However, the fees may vary as well, so please inquire about the exact amount due wherever you decide to submit the Boston birth certificate application.

FAQs About Boston (MA) Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Boston, Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Boston birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate application and gathered the necessary requirements, you may post your application package to the following address:

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

    The agency will then issue the Boston (MA) birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Boston birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office as well. Please note that the fees may vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the fees wherever you are submitting your application.

    Middlesex County Vital Records
    Registrar of Probate
    208 Cambridge St,
    Middlesex, MA 2141

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Middlesex County (MA)?

    To get a copy of a Boston birth certificate:

    • The certificate holder must be a Massachusetts-born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible
    • Complete the Massachusetts online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try
    • Once revised, print and sign the Boston birth certificate application form and post it with the fee and required documents (full list above)

    The Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Massachusetts state vital records office or in person, where available.

  • What information do I need to obtain a birth certificate in Boston (MA)?

    (MA) birth certificate you must be a qualified requestor. Unrestricted copies of Boston (MA) birth certificates are openly available.

    To obtain a certified copy, fill the form with the following details:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Valid identification (current state Driver’s License/photo ID preferred), if restricted
  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Boston?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Boston, Massachusetts usually takes 10 to 20 business days to process.

    Nevertheless, rush service is available for an additional fee, in which case, processing time would be shortened to 7 to 10 business days.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Middlesex County (MA) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the vital records office can send your Boston birth certificate right away.

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