Public Records Requests

Requests for information:

The Public Records Law allows ten (10) days to fulfill a request for a public record. However, in most cases we are able to accommodate your request within a day. There is a one day turn around time for certified copies of birth, death and marriage records on file in the office.

To request copies of records or any research of documents you may write to us at:

Dover Town Clerk
P.O. Box 250
Dover, MA 02030-0250

If there is a cost for a document, it is noted in the related material in this website. Your check should be included with your request, and should be made payable to the Town of Dover.

If you are not sure where the record you seek is filed locally, you may contact the State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

The State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

The Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics maintains a central index and has copies of records for all births, deaths and marriages which occurred in the state of Massachusetts.

Certified copies may be obtained through the Registry in person, by mail or by phone. To order using a credit card call (617) 740-2606. Regardless of how you request copies, you should be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date of the event and, if known, the city or town where the event occurred.

The Registry is located at 150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st floor, in Dorchester. For further information regarding operating hours and fees of records please call (617) 740-2600. Their mailing address is:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st Floor
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125-3105