Massachusetts Probate and Estate Settlement
Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records
Event: Birth or death
Cost of copy: In person: $18.00, Mail request: $28.00
State Archives: $3.00
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Remarks: State office has no records previous to 1916. For earlier records, write to The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 (617) 727-2816.
Personal check or money order should be made payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (617) 740-2600. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://www.state.ma.us/dph/ bhsre/rvr/vrcopies.htm.