Vital records before 1900 are considered “genealogy research” costing $10.00 and then $10.00 for a certified copy
Vital records are kept in the resident community, occurrence community and Boston Vital Records.
Vital records do not cross state lines (if a birth or death happened out of state-we would never receive the record)
There is a three day waiting period before picking up the “Certificate of Marriage”. Both parties do not need to be present to pick-up the license.
If wedding is performed by an officiant other than a clergy or Justice of the Peace, the person performing the service needs to get a Certificate from the Secretary of State’s office to be a “One Day Solemnizer”. More information on this is available at the Secretary of State's website below.
We can supply a list of the local Justices of the Peace if needed.
Wherever the couple applies for the Marriage License, that is where they will always get a certified copy, it doesn’t move around with you.
Marriages are performed in the Clerk’s Office.
$20.00 filing fee and $10.00 per certified copy after marriage
Both parties must be present with a picture ID
Applicants under 21 need to bring a certified birth certificate