Massachusetts marriage records may be ordered from the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The state maintains records dating from 1921 to present. They are also available online from websites which can retrieve this information from an online database.
Information Required to Order a Massachusetts Marriage Record
When you are placing your order for a marriage record, you will need to provide the following information:
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Fee to Order MA Marriage Records
The fee for each copy of the marriage record if you pick up your order in person is $18.00. Mail orders cost $28.00 each.
Order a Massachusetts Marriage Record in Person
You can place your order in person by visiting the Registry Office at:
150 Mount Vernon St., 1 st Fl.
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Main Telephone: (617) 740-2600
The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Order a Marriage Record by Mail
Forward your request to:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
If you do not know the date the marriage took place, provide a 10-year period you would like the staff to search to find the record. Make your check or money order payable to “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts” and enclose a business-sized, self-addressed envelope.
If you wish to receive your order by regular mail, the cost of each record is $28.00. These orders are processed within 20-30 business days after receipt. Expedited service is available at a cost of $37.00 per record ordered. Mark your envelope to the attention of “Expedited Mail Service” and the order will be processed within seven-ten business days.
Order MA Marriage Records Online
The state does not accept online or credit card orders directly. However, it has arranged with an independent payment processing company to handle them for consumers for their convenience. A separate handling fee will be added to these orders, bringing the cost for a first copy to $45.00. Each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time is $37.00.
Order Massachusetts Marriage Records by Telephone or Fax
Orders may be placed by phone or fax. The state does not handle payment arrangements for them directly. They are processed by a separate company, and the fee for this type of order is $45.00 for the first copy and $37.00 for each additional copy. All orders must be placed at the same time.
Rather than incur additional fees when placing an order for a Massachusetts marriage record online, by phone or fax, a better choice is to visit one of the reputable sites offering this service at no extra charge. You can simply request the information you need at any time and it will be processed right away. Why don’t you get started now?