Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death)

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death)

Need to obtain a Real ID in MA??

Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at this LINK to get information on what you need to get a Real ID.


How to obtain a Birth Certificate

You can get a birth certificate for anyone who was born in Marlborough, or if the parents listed Marlborough as their residence at the time of the birth. You have two ways in which you can obtain a Birth Certificate.

You can come in person to the City Clerk's Office, or you can send a request by mail. If you wish to request a copy by mail, please click on this LINK and follow the instructions.

Please bear in mind that it can take up to four weeks for our office to receive a residential copy of a birth, if your child was born in another community. Also, if the parents were not married when the child was born, the birth certificate becomes restricted. Restricted means that only those listed on the birth record can obtain a copy of the restricted birth certificate and you must show a valid ID (driver's License, State ID, or Passport).


How to Apply for a Marriage License

Please click on this LINK to read about what is required to obtain apply for a marriage license.


How to obtain a Marriage Certificate

If you filed for a marriage license in the City of Marlborough, you can get a certified copy of your marriage certificate here.  You have two ways in which you can obtain a Marriage Certificate.

You can come in person to the City Clerk's Office, or you can send a request by mail. If you wish to request a copy by mail, please click on this LINK and follow the instructions.

Please note that some marriage records are restricted.  Restricted means that the parents of either person were not married when they were born.  Only the persons listed on the marriage certificate may obtain a copy and you must show a valid ID (driver’s License, State ID or Passport).


How to obtain a Death Certificate

You can get a death certificate for anyone who died in the City of Marlborough or listed Marlborough as their residence at the time of their death.

You can come in person to the City Clerk's Office, or you can send a request by mail. If you wish to request a copy by mail, please click on this LINK and follow the instructions.


Keep in mind

Massachusetts General Law only allows certain people to get a copy of a restricted birth certificate. If a record is RESTRICTED, only those people listed on the record can get a certified copy.

Legal guardians can get a copy of a child’s birth certificate by showing their court order and a valid ID.

If you legally change your name, that does not change your name on your birth certificate. If you were adopted, your birth certificate after your adoption is the only copy we can give you.

Need to correct information on a birth certificate? Call the City Clerk’s Office at 508-460-3775.

For any other questions, please email us at [email protected] You can also check with the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records.