Birth and Death Certificates

Certified copies of vital records may be obtained in person during regular business hours, by mail or online.


Births

Persons whose parents lived in Melrose at the time of their birth or whose birth occurred in Melrose. 

Public Records: Parent(s) of the child were married at the time of birth. Anyone can request a certified copy of an "open" birth certificate.
Private Records: Parent(s) of a child were not married at the time of the birth.

  • Parent(s) listed on the birth certificate may request a certified copy with valid government-issued identification.
  • Child listed on the birth certificate may request a certified copy with valid government-issued identification.
  • Person(s) with legal custody of children may request a certified copy with an original certified copy of court paperwork stating person(s) have legal custody of specified child and valid government-issued identification.

Order a copy online

(Generally mailed to you within 72 hours)
 

Fee: $18.00 per certified copy.

Obtain a copy in person:

Cash, check or money orders payable to the City of Melrose 
- Fee is $18.00 per certified copy

Obtain a copy by mail:

Send your name and date of birth with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and
 check or money order payable to the City of Melrose.

Fee: $18.00 per certified copy.

The mailing address is:

City Clerk’s Office
Melrose City Hall
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

 


Deaths

Persons who died in Melrose or who died in Massachusetts and listed Melrose as their place of residence.

Obtain a copy online

Fee: $18.00 per certified copy.

Obtain a copy in person:

Cash, check or money orders payable to the City of Melrose
- Fee is $18.00 per certified copy

Obtain a copy by mail:

Send the decedent’s name and date of death with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and
 check or money order payable to the City of Melrose.

Fee: $18.00 per certified copy.

The mailing address is:

City Clerk’s Office
Melrose City Hall
562 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176