How do I obtain a copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate?

Copies of Vital Records (certified copies of Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates) may be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office for a $10.00 fee per copy ordered.

Requests can be in person or by a letter enclosing a check for the fee and a self addressed stamped envelope.

The Town Clerk's office does not accept credit card payments.


Send request and payment to:

Town Clerk

525 Washington Street

Wellesley MA 02482


The Town of Wellesley can issue vital records for:


BIRTHS – if the person was born in Wellesley or the parents were resident in Wellesley at the time of the birth.  (Please note - Newton Wellesley Hospital is in the City of Newton - call (617) 796-1200 for vital records in Newton)


DEATHS – if the place of pronouncement is Wellesley or the informant declared Wellesley to be the town of last residence of the decedent.  Persons who die out of state will not have a death certificate filed with the Town of Wellesley.


MARRIAGES – if the couple filed their Intention of Marriage in Wellesley.  The location of the filing is not determined by the location of the ceremony, it is the convenience of the couple as to where in Massachusetts they choose to file the intention.

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