Death Certificates Information

Is it on file in Cambridge?

The death certificate is on file in Cambridge if:

• the death occurred in Cambridge
• the deceased resided in Cambridge and the death occurred within the state
• the deceased is a veteran buried in Cambridge

How much does it cost?

 The cost in Cambridge is $10.00


How can I get a copy of a death certificate?

Assuming the death certificate is on file in the Cambridge City Clerk's office, you can:
• physically enter the office or
• request a copy by mail.

Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your request to:
City Clerk's Office
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 103
Cambridge, MA 02139

The cost for a copy is $10.00  (cash or check only).

How do you get a burial permit?

A burial permit can be obtained at:

Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street, Ground Level
Cambridge, MA 02139
Telephone: 617-665-3800
Fax: 617-665-3888


Death Certificate Mail in Request Form

Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Donna P. Lopez, City Clerk