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Expanded registry operations effective today

January 7, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

This builds on Mayor Walsh's commitment to make City Hall more convenient for the people of Boston. 

In efforts to better deliver City services to the people of Boston, Mayor Walsh has expanded the hours of the Registry Division, effective today. For the first time ever, Boston’s Registry Division will be open on weekdays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, including Wednesday.

“We want to deliver the best services possible to the people of Boston,” said Mayor Walsh. “These accommodations were designed to make government more convenient for Boston residents. This increased access to City Hall will make a positive difference in the lives of many people.”

The Registry Division manages Boston birth, marriage, and death vital records from 1630 to present, and grants couples Massachusetts Marriage Licenses after couples file their Marriage Intentions. Over 5,000 couples applied for Marriage Intentions in 2014—the most since 1979—many of them utilized the Registry’s new self-service kiosk. To acquire a copy of vital records, request a certified copy in person or by mail. For more information, visit: