Copies of Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates

Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records are available from the Town Clerk’s Office in the Dover Town House and the State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Copies of vital records may be obtained in person or by mail. Cash and checks are accepted for payment.

Birth Certificates

The Dover Town Clerk will have birth records of anyone whose parents lived in Dover at the time of the birth. A birth certificate is available for $5.

Marriage Certificates

The Clerk’s Office will also have marriage records of any couple who filed their marriage intentions in Dover. A certified copy of a marriage certificate is available for $5. The marriage certificate contains the couples’ parents’ names and is required for most legal purposes.

Death Certificates

The Clerk’s Office will have death records of any death that occurred in Dover and copies of records of Dover residents whose death has occurred within the State of Massachusetts. The fee for a certified copy of a death certificate is $5.