Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Birth, marriage. and death records can be requested online, in-person, by mail, or dropped in the drop box located in front of the Municipal Building, 212 Main Street.

PAY & RECEIVE IN-PERSON

Requests for vital records can be made at the City Clerk service window located on the first floor of City Hall, 210 Main Street. Vital Records are $15 per copy. Please visit during office hours to request a record.

Please note: Records prior to 1970 do not qualify for same day service in many cases. Certain vital records are restricted to only the parties listed on the record and may require presentation of a photo ID.

Vital Records are $15 per copy.

IN-PERSON Payment Methods:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card (Bank service fees apply)
  • We do not accept personal checks!


PAY ONLINE & RECEIVE VIA MAIL

Requests for certain certified records made via online 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 in the section below.

PAY ONLINE & RECEIVE VIA MAIL:

Records are $15 per copy. Bank service fees apply for using this method.

  1. Click the correct link to fill out a digital request form:
  2. PAY FOR YOUR RECORD using the Unipay Gold Online Payment System on the confirmation page.
  3. Your record will be mailed to the address provided.


PAY BY MAIL (or DROP BOX) & RECEIVE VIA MAIL

If you are unable to use our online payment system you may also mail us your request. 

PAY BY MAIL (or DROP BOX) & RECEIVE VIA MAIL


In order to process your request you must include in your envelope:
  • A completed request form for the proper record type.
  • A photocopy of your valid State ID, Federal ID, or school ID.
  • $15 CASH OR MONEY ORDER per copy (We do not accept personal checks! Money Orders should be made out to "City of Northampton.)
  • Self-addressed & stamped envelope for us to send your record back to you. Be sure to include an accurate mailing address for us to send your record.
Please send your request addressed to:
City Clerk’s Office
210 Main St, Room 4
Northampton, MA 01060

If using a city Drop Box please be sure to write "CITY CLERK'S OFFICE" on the front. The drop box is currently located in front of the Municipal Building at 212 Main Street.


LIST OF FORMS

CLICK ON THE RECORD TYPE YOU NEED TO ACCESS THE PROPER VITAL RECORD FORM:

When mailing, follow the instructions above and please remember to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your form.