You may now request and pay for Vital Records online.
Online requests are a 4-step process where we verify we have the record before authorizing you to pay for it.
To start the process, the requester provides contact info and details for the records they seek. The Town Clerk’s office then notifies the requester if the records are available. If record is available, a link to pay online will be provided. The requester pays online and once payment is confirmed, the Town Clerk’s office mails certified copies to the address provided.
Click here to request Vital Records.
Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records may be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office at Belmont Town Hall as well as at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.
Certified copies of vital records are $20 and may be obtained in person during office hours, or by mail. Cash and checks made payable to the Town of Belmont are acceptable forms of payment. Mail written requests with a copy of this Vital Records Request Form to:
We suggest calling the Office of the Town Clerk at 617-993-2600 to verify that the record is available in Belmont.
The Belmont Town Clerk will have birth records of anyone whose parents lived in Belmont at the time of the child’s birth and anyone born within the Town. The certified copy, which includes the parents' names and their places of birth, is required for legal purposes such as passports.
The Town Clerk's Office has records for each death that occurred in Belmont as well as for Belmont residents whose death occurred elsewhere within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Town Clerk's Office can provide certified marriage certificates for any couple who filed their marriage intentions (license) in Belmont. The certified copy is required by Social Security to make a name change as a result of marriage.
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
If you believe the birth, death or marriage intention was filed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but you are unsure where the record is filed locally, you may contact the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has records for all births, deaths and marriages which occurred in the State.
Certified copies may be obtained from the Vital Records Registry in person or by mail. Be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date or approximate date of the event and, if known, the city or town where the event occurred. For further information, call (617) 740-2600.Mass Registry of Vital Records
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105