Registry: Birth, death, and marriage
COVID-19 UPDATE: To apply for a marriage license, couples must apply together and in person. Due to a high volume of couples wanting to apply, our appointments are booked through June 2020. We will update this page with an online scheduler for July by mid-June. Please note: Massachusetts Law requires couples to have a valid marriage license to get married in the state.
For certified copies of Boston birth, death, and marriage certificates with a raised seal, please apply online or by mail. We are not taking in-person meetings for vital records at this time. For questions, please call 617-635-4175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Class D, Class DM, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits that have expired or are expiring between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020, will have a 60-day extension applied to the current expiration date on the credential.
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