Vital Records Request

Available Records

The Town Clerk's Office has birth, death and marriage records dating from 1718 to the present. If you are researching records from the Town of Douglas, we ask you provide us with as much information as possible (names and dates) in order to process your request in a timely manner.

Request Form

View or Download the Vital Records Request Form (PDF)

Certified Copies

Certified copies of vital records may be obtained in person or by mail upon payment of $10.  The Town of Douglas only accepts Cash, Checks or Money Orders payable to the Town of Douglas.

Birth Certificates

The Douglas Town Clerk will have birth records for anyone whose parents lived in Douglas at the time of birth. The fee for a certified copy is $10.

Death Certificates

The Douglas Town Clerk will have death records of any death that occurred in Douglas and copies of Douglas residents whose death occurred within Massachusetts. The fee for a certified copy is $10.

Marriage Certificates

The Douglas Town Clerk will have marriage records of any couple that filed their marriage intentions in Douglas. A certified copy of the marriage certificate is available for $10.

The State Registry of Vital Records & Statistics

If you are not sure whether the record you seek is filed locally, you may contact the state Registry of Vital Record and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has copies of records of all births, deaths and marriages that occurred in the state.
Certified copies may be obtained from the State Registry in person, by mail or phone. You should be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date of the event and, if known, the town where the event occurred.

Other Vital Records Resources

  1. Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records

    Phone: 617-740-2600
  2. National Archives

    Phone: 617-647-8100
  3. New England Historic Genealogical Society

    Phone: 617-536-5740