Town Clerk, Vital Statistics


Births, Deaths & Marriages

Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records are available from the Town Clerk’s office and the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

Birth Certificates The Ashby Town Clerk will have birth records of anyone born to parents who were living in Ashby at the time of the birth, as long as the birth occurred in Massachusetts. A long form birth certificate is available for $10.00. The long form is required for passports, immigration and other legal purposes.

Marriage Certificates The Town Clerk will have marriage records of any couple who filed their intentions in Ashby. A copy of a marriage certificate is available for $10.00 and can be used for most purposes.

Death Certificates The Town Clerk will have death records of any death that occurred in Ashby or their residential address is in Ashby as long as the death was in Massachusetts. The fee for a copy of a death certificate is $10.00

Copies of vital records may be obtained in person or by mail. Cash and checks are accepted for payment. To obtain by mail, please use this request form. For further information, call 978-386-2424 ext.10

State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics If you are not sure where 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, deaths and marriages which occurred in the state. Certified copies may be obtained through the Registry in person, by mail or by phone. The mailing address for the Registry is located at Registry of Vital Records and Statistics 1st Floor 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125-3105 For phone orders, call (617) 753-8600.

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.

For additional information, please contact the Ashby Town Clerk at 978-386-2424 ext.10