Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Birth marriage and death records can be requested in person, by mail, or on-line. The cost is $15 per certified copy. Please note that certain vital records are restricted to only the parties listed on the record. To avoid delay in processing your request, please include a photo id of the person requesting the record.
IN PERSON REQUESTS
If you call ahead we can prepare the record and put in our print queue. When you come in we will print the record. Acceptable payment for records picked up in our office are cash or credit card. We do not accept personal checks.
If you don’t call ahead we can still fulfill your request; however, please note that records prior to 1970 do not qualify for same day service in some cases.
Download the appropriate form and send it with proper payment (cash, or money order) and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
City Clerk’s Office
210 Main St.
Northampton, MA 01060
We do not accept personal checks for vital records.
Requests for certified records made via on-line payment system are limited to only parties named on the record or an attorney representing a named party on the record. All other requests, including genealogical records that require research, must be mailed and paid for as described above.
If you are paying for a vital record online, email your completed request form to: firstname.lastname@example.org No requests will be honored without the request form and proper photo identification from the person requesting the record. In the subject line of your e-mail state the confirmation number from your Unipay transaction. Bank service fees apply for using this method. Here is the link to the on-line payment system:
Unipay Gold Online Payment System Scroll down to "Northampton Clerk, City Of" under Search. This will bring you to the proper page where you will be able to pay electronically for your record.
When mailing, please remember to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your form
- Apostilles and Certifications (PDF)
- How to Obtain a Marriage License (PDF) - Note: Because of the time required to complete the application, intentions are taken up to 4 pm. Please allow 30-40 minutes to file.
- Marriage Certificate Request Form (PDF)
- Death Certificate Request Form (PDF)
- Birth Certificate Request Form (PDF)