These records can be obtained in person or via the mail.
Due to the 2010 City Hall Fire, some of our vital records will not be readily accessible. Once requested they may take a few days to obtain.
Many birth records are available to the public, however, some are not. The records that are not public would require a photo ID of a person listed on the record (Mother, Father, Child).
Most marriage records are available to the public, however, like the birth records some are not. To obtain a certified copy of a "non" public record, the person must have a photo ID and be listed on the record.
All death records are able to be viewed by the public. The fee to obtain a certified copy of any of the above in the City Clerk's Office is $10.00 cash.
** WE ADVISE FUNERAL DIRECTORS TO CALL THE OFFICE PRIOR TO COMING TO BE SURE THE DEATH HAS BEEN REGISTERED AND IS READY TO BE PICKED UP.**
To request a record through the mail, send a letter with the person's name and date of birth, death, or marriage, your telephone number and a $10.00 MONEY ORDER.
Also include a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
15 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780