Birth Certificate Information
The Cambridge City Clerk’s Office issues certified copies of birth certificates for births occurring in Cambridge and for Cambridge residents at the time of birth.
You may request a certified copy of a birth certificate in person, online or by mail (see below for more information). In Cambridge, the cost is $10.00 per certified copy.
Please note that a certified copy of a birth certificate is valid for all legal purposes.
Is I.D. necessary?
Usually identification is not necessary; however, in certain circumstances it is required, for example, if your parents were not married at the time of your birth. The birth record is only available to the subject of the record and the parent(s) listed on the record.
If you are ordering a restricted record by mail or online you must provide a photocopy of a picture I.D.
Are birth certificates public records?
Unless your parents were not married at the time of your birth, birth certificates are available to any member of the public.
How do I order a certified copy of a birth certificate?