Vital Records

Due to COVID-19, Town Hall is closed to the public. Mail in requests are still being received along with online requests. Please email LKelley@wellesleyma.gov or call 781-431-1019, ext. 2252 for additional assistance.

Please note: 
For any vitals prior to 1881 please contact the Needham Town Clerk’s Office.

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Birth Certificates


Certified copies of birth certificates can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office. Birth certificates are on file for births which occurred in Wellesley, or for children whose parent(s) were residing in Wellesley at the time of the birth. (Please note Newton Wellesley Hospital is in the City of Newton.  Please contact the Newton City Clerk )

The fee for a birth certificate is $10 per certified copy. Please include the full birth name, date of birth and name of the mother for any requests.

A certified copy of birth certificate can be obtained by mail or by credit card payment online by completing the login process with Viewpoint Cloud. (Mail in requests should call the office to confirm that the Birth certificate is on file with the town)

Check or money order should be made payable to the Town of Wellesley.  If paying with a credit or debit card online there is a 2.99% convenience fee plus $.99 charged by the online company.

Birth Certificate Request Form (PDF)
           

Death Certificates


Certified copies of death certificates can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office. Death certificates are on file for decedents who were pronounced in the Town of Wellesley, or who resided in the Town of Wellesley at the time of death. Persons who died out of state will not a have a record on file in the Town of Wellesley.

The fee for a death certificate is $10 per certified copy. Please include with your request the decedent's full name and date of death.

A certified copy of death certificate can be obtained by mail or credit card payment online by completing the login process with Viewpoint Cloud. (Mail in requests should call the office to confirm that the Death certificate is on file with the town)

Check or money order should be made payable to the Town of Wellesley.  If paying with a credit or debit card online there is a 2.99% convenience fee plus $.99 charged by the online company.

Death Certificate Request Form (PDF)

*Funeral Home burial permits are $5.  Please make check payable to the Town of Wellesley and mail to Town Clerk, Town of Wellesley, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or pay online with a credit or debit card by completing the login process with Viewpoint Cloud.  If paying online there is a 2.99% convenience fee plus $.99 charged by the online company.

Marriage Certificates


Certified copies of marriage certificates can be obtained at the Town Clerk's Office. The record of marriage will only be here if the bride and groom filed for the marriage intention (application) in the town of Wellesley.

The fee for a marriage certificate is $10 per certified copy. Please include with your request the bride's maiden name and the groom's name as well as the date of marriage.

A certified copy of marriage certificate can be obtained by mail or credit card payment online by completing the login process with Viewpoint Cloud.  

Check or money order should be made payable to the Town of Wellesley.  If paying online there is a 2.99% convenience fee plus $.99 charged by the online company,

Marriage Certificate Request From (PDF)

Certifications & Apostilles


A certification or legalization is generally necessary for documents which leave the United States. Common types of documents which require certification for acceptance into a foreign country include documents for an international adoption, diplomas from an American college or university and various types of records and contracts integral to a company which does business in a foreign country. This certification is obtained from the Secretary of State's office.