Vital Records - Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

The Town Clerk can provide certified copies of all birth, death and marriage records that are on file with the Town.  The Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Records & Statistics has records for ALL Towns / Cities in Massachusetts. 

The Town of Rockland will only have the following Vital Statistic Records on file:

  • Birth records:  Anyone born in Rockland or whose parents were living in Rockland at the time of the birth.
  • Death records:  Any death within the Town of Rockland or if the deceased was a resident of the Town of Rockland at the time of death.
  • Marriage records:  Any couple who filed their intentions to be married in the Town of Rockland.  Please note that even if the marriage took place in Rockland, we will not have the record unless the marriage intentions were filed here.

Certified copies of birth, death or marriage certificates cost $10.00. 

Obtaining a Vital Record
You can request certified copies of a vital record in person, by mail, by phone or online.  Please be prepared to provide the name of the person, the type of record you are requesting, the event date.  
Pay for your Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates On-Line (please confirm we have the record in advance of purchasing it online)

The Public Records Law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allows the Town ten (10) business days to provide these records.  However, we are usually able to accommodate your request within one day.