Vital Records

Birth, Death, & Marriage Certificates

Overview

The Town Clerk serves as the Town Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk accepts for filing and maintains the records of all births, marriages and deaths that occur in the Town of Dunstable and death certificates of those residents of Dunstable whose death occurred elsewhere in Massachusetts.

The Clerk is authorized to issue certified copies of all vital records in his/her custody, as well as to execute adoption and amendment depositions regarding records originating in the Town, in accordance with State Law and compliance with the Department of Vital Records and Statistics procedures. 

Births

Birth records of those children whose parents resided in Dunstable at the time of the child's birth, as well as those children who were physically born in the Town, will be on file with this office.

Marriages

Marriage records of couples who filed their marriage intentions in Dunstable will be on file in this office. It has been the experience of this office that many couples wish to have a certified copy of their marriage certificate to keep with their other important personal documents, as well as to have on hand to show as proof of the marriage when needed. Many couples require one or more certified copies for insurance purposes, health insurance policies, Social Security benefits, pension benefits, Veteran's benefits, as well as for documentation for a name change with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Social Security, credit accounts, bank accounts, etc.

Please Note: The marriage certificate of a couple who were married in Dunstable will only be on file in this office if the couple filed for their license in Dunstable.

Deaths

Death certificates are maintained in this office for those persons who physically died in Dunstable, or for those persons who died elsewhere in Massachusetts and whose legal residence at the time of their death is listed on their death certificate as Dunstable.

Certified Copies

Certified copies of all the above vital records can be obtained from this office. To obtain a certified copy of a record by mail, please provide a check made payable to the "Town of Dunstable" in the amount of $10.00 (effective July 1, 2019) for each copy requested, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  

The following information is required for each record:

Birth Certificate

  • Child's Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Father

Marriage Certificate

  • Name of 1st Party
  • Name of 2nd Party
  • Date of Marriage
  • Place of Marriage

Death Certificate

  • Name of Deceased
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death

Or you may download the Application for Vital Record.

If the record you are looking for is not found in Dunstable, or if you are not sure where the record is filed, you may contact the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index of all vital record events (births, marriages, and deaths) which occurred in Massachusetts.