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To learn what kind of information you can find through county courthouses, see the topic All about county and town resources.

If you were married in Massachusetts, you can obtain a copy of a marriage certificate at any county courthouse. Some Massachusetts vital records are held in city or town offices, so you must know the city where the person was born or died and contact that city. Contact the appropriate county courts to find out whether or not they hold the records you need.

Addresses for Massachusetts county courthouses (in alphabetical order by county):

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Telephone: (617) 740-2600
Fax: (617) 825-7755

The Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: (617) 727-2816
FAX: (617) 288-8429

Barnstable County

Barnstable County Clerk
3195 Main St., Rm 6A
Barnstable, MA 02630-3195
Telephone: (508) 362-2511

Berkshire County

Berkshire County Clerk
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201-6202
Telephone: (413) 442-6202

Bristol County

Bristol County Clerk
11 Court St.
P.O. Box 567
Taunton, MA 02780-3223
Telephone: (508) 824-4004

Essex County

Essex County Clerk
36 Federal St.
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 741-0200 x250

Franklin County

Franklin County Clerk
425 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301-3313
Telephone: (413) 774-7011

Hampden County

Hampden County Clerk
50 State St.
Springfield, MA 01102-2027
Telephone: (413) 748-7759

Hampshire County

Hampshire County Clerk
33 King St.
Northampton, MA 01060-3236
Telephone: (413) 584-8500

Middlesex County

Middlesex County Registrar of Probate
P.O. Box 410480
208 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone: (617) 768-5850

Nantucket County

Nantucket County Clerk
16 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554-3500
Telephone: (508) 228-2669

Norfolk County

Norfolk County Clerk
649 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026-1831
Telephone: (781) 326-7200

Plymouth County

Plymouth County Clerk
Russell St
Plymouth, MA 02360
Telephone: (781) 747-6204

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Clerk
City Hall
Room 601
Boston, MA 02101-1706
Telephone: (617) 788-8300

Worcester County

Worcester County Probate Court Clerk
2 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608-1116
Telephone: (508) 770-0825

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