Order a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

City Clerk's Office

How to Start

In Person

City Clerk’s Office
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 103
Cambridge, MA 02139

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

Online

If you are not certain that the death certificate is located at the Cambridge City Clerk's office, please call 617-349-4260 prior to placing your order.

Order a certified copy online.

Genealogy research may not be requested online or by e-mail. Please contact 617-349-4260 to inquire about our search fees.

Please note the fee to use a credit/debit card is 2.95% of the transaction ($1.95 minimum fee per transaction) and the fee to use an E-Check is $0.40.

NOTE: When using E-Check, the request will take 10 business days to process.

By Mail

Download the Death Certificate Mail in Request Form

State Registry of Vital Records

150 Mt. Vernon Street
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
(617) 740-2600 or (617) 740-2606

Visit the State Registry of Vital Records website. 

Please note that the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records follows a different fee schedule than the City of Cambridge.  

Requirements

A death certificate will be on file with the Cambridge City Clerk if any of the following apply:

  1. The death occurred in Cambridge.
  2. The deceased lived in Cambridge and the death occurred in state.
  3. The deceased is a veteran buried in Cambridge.

You may request a certified copy of a death certificate in person, online or by mail. In Cambridge, the cost is $10.00 per certified copy.

Identification

Death certificates are public records. Identification is not required to request a certified copy of a death certificate. 

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