The Clerk’s office has the following vital records and will provide Certified Copies (with a raised seal) of such records:
Birth Records if the parents lived in Hamilton at the time of the child’s birth; the child was born in Hamilton; or both.
Marriage Records if the Marriage Intentions were originally taken out in Hamilton. Marriage licenses are issued in the town where the couple appeared to apply for the license, not in the town where the marriage took place.
Death Records if the person died in Hamilton; was a resident of Hamilton at the time of death; or both.
Note: Some birth and marriage records are restricted records under Massachusetts Law. In order to be allowed access to such documents, a valid ID must be shown by the person requesting the document (a photocopy of ID if mailing a request). Only those listed on the document will have access to the record.
To request a copy via mail: Certified copies of vital records are $10.00 per copy; you may mail a check (payable to “Town of Hamilton”) and mail to Town Clerk, Hamilton Town Hall, PO Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936 and include a self-addressed/stamped envelope. Be sure to include the name and date of the vital record. If your request is time-sensitive, email[email protected]and we will prepare it and arrange for pick-up.
To request a copy in person: Copies can be obtained in person during regular business hours. Please call ahead to confirm that the record is available.