Massachusetts Probate and Estate Settlement

Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records


Massachusetts Probate and Estate Settlement

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
1st Floor
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 bhsre/rvr/vrcopies.htm.