City Clerk's Office

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The City Clerk is the official record keeper for the City of Cambridge. Records kept by the Office of the City Clerk include vital statistics (including birth, marriage, domestic partnerships and death) and business and professional certificates.


  • Vital records (birth, death and marriage certificate) 

    If you would like to request a certified copy of a birth, marriage or death record, you can order online at Due to     COVID-19, we encourage contactless requests

  • Marriages

    In order to apply to be married please call 617-349-4260.
    In order to schedule a wedding ceremony before a Justice of the Peace at city hall please call 617-349-4260.

  • In-person services

    To schedule an appointment to come to the City Clerk’s office for any other services please click the link below. Please be aware that City Clerk’s Office is only accepting appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 



Live captioning of Cambridge City Council meetings will be available through CART (communication access realtime translation) in order to provide communication access for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. To access the CART livestream, click here. Note: text will not appear in the CART window until the City Council meeting begins. For questions or concerns related to CART, contact Kate Thurman at

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