HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY OF A BIRTH, MARRIAGE
OR DEATH CERTIFICATE
Certified copies of birth, marriage and death records are available from the Town Clerk's Office in Randolph Town Hall and the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Copies of vital records may be obtained in person or by mail. Cash, Money Orders and checks are accepted for payment.
By Mail: Provide the name of the subject(s) of the record and the date of the event and mail your request to:
Town Clerk's / Registrar's Office
Randolph Town Hall
41 South Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Note that ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES of records are issued by the Town of Randolph regardless of intended use. Make your check or money order payable to "The Town of Randolph". Enclose a business-size self-addressed stamped envelope.
The Randolph Town Clerk will have birth records of anyone whose parents lived in Randolph at the time of the birth. A long form birth certificate is available for $5.00. The long form is required for passports, immigration and other legal purposes and includes the parents' names and their place of birth.
The Clerk's Office will only have marriage records of any couple who filed their marriage intentions in Randolph. We do not have the marriage certificates for couples that lived in Randolph at the time of the marriage or couples whom marriage ceremony took place in Randolph unless they filed the original marriage intention in our office. A certified copy of a marriage certificate is available for $5.00. The marriage certificate contains the couples' parents' names and is required for most legal purposes.
The Clerk's Office will have death records of any death that occurred in Randolph and copies of records of Randolph residents whose death has occurred within the State of Massachusetts. The fee for a certified copy of a death certificate is $5.00.
Access Policy for Massachusetts Vital Records : Access to restricted birth and marriage records are limited by §2A, Chapter 46, M.G.L. For those persons with access to restricted records, proof of identity (a photo ID) is necessary, and in some cases additional documentation is also necessary. Access to persons other than listed below require a court order. For mail orders, include your ID and documentation (if necessary) with your order form. Out-of-Wedlock Births: Access to non-marital (out-of-wedlock) births is limited by §2A, Chapter 46, M.G.L. to the following: - Subject of the record (child) - Parents listed on the record - Legal guardian of the child - Legal representative of the child Marriages of Person Born Out-of-Wedlock: Access to marriage certificates when the bride or groom was born out-of-wedlock is limited by §2A, Chapter 46, M.G.L. to the following: - Bride or groom - Legal representative of the bride or groom - Parent or guardian of the bride or groom
The State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
If you are not sure whether the record you seek is filed locally, you may contact the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has copies of records for all births, marriages and deaths which occurred in the state.
Certified copies may be obtained through the Registry in person, by mail or by phone. Regardless of how you request copies, you should be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date of the event and, if known, the city or town where the event occurred.
Certified copies of records may be ordered by telephone using a major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Place your order by calling: (617) 740-2606
Note that ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES of records are issued by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, regardless of intended use.
For further information please call (617)740-2600.
Their mailing address is:
Registry of Vital Records
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Their website is: