Massachusetts Marriage Records |
March 30, 2020


Massachusetts Marriage Records Search

Massachusetts marriage records are typically available as part of the public record and are managed at both the state and municipality level.

For marriage records since 1926 to the present, copies of Massachusetts marriage certificates are available for purchase from both the State Office of Vital Records & Statistics and the Municipal Clerk’s Office in the municipality where the marriage occurred. Marriage records prior to 1926 or recent marriage records (within the first 90 days) are only available directly from the Municipal Clerk’s Office. Marriage records for 1841-1925 are also available from the Massachusetts State Archives.

Certified copies of Massachusetts marriage records are available by mail order for $32 with a check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with a photocopy of a government-issued ID, a self-addressed, stamped, business-letter-sized envelope and a completed application sent to the following address:

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Tel: (617) 740-2600

You may also go to the State Office of Vital Records and Statistics in person to request a certified copy of a Massachusetts marriage certificate.

Online ordering and telephone ordering is not available directly from the state.

For information on ordering from a specific Massachusetts municipality, please see the links below or try an instant national background check below to search for available marriage records and other public records information.

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Massachusetts Marriage Records