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Death Certificates

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the records of Death. Town records are available for the years 1686 through 1847. City records begin in 1848 and continue to the present day. The City Clerk certifies copies of these records upon request and payment of a fee.

How to Obtain a Certified Copy - Death Certificate


Order a birth, marriage, or death certificate online through Worcester's online payment partner.

Cost: $14

Payment Options: Credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT).

Order Online

In Person or By Mail

Fill out Death Certificate Request Form and submit to the City Clerk's Office or via mail. 


  • $12 in person
  • $14 by mail

Payment Options:

  • In person - Cash, personal check or money order
  • By US Mail - Personal check or money order only
    • Make money order or check payable to "City of Worcester"

Death Certificate Request Form

Funeral Homes

The Worcester City Clerk is pleased to announce funeral homes with an existing account will be able to submit Death Record Requests through our Funeral Home Portal as of Monday June 21, 2021.

Funeral homes and parlors may request certified copies of death records online through our Funeral Home Portal. Please select your funeral home from the list and enter your account number to begin. If you do not see your Funeral Home listed, please contact the City Clerk's Office for assistance.

Funeral Home Portal

Search Death Certificates

You may search the Death Record database for any person whose death occurred within the city limits of Worcester, MA and for any Worcester resident who passed away in any other Massachusetts community between January 1, 1974 and October 29, 2021 by entering the last name and first name of the deceased.

If the death record is not available online please contact the Office of the City Clerk for assistance.

City Clerk Services - Vital Records

City Clerk staff give you an overview of the Vital Records process.

Contact Information

City Clerk
City Hall Room 206
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Phone: 508-799-1121
Fax: 508-799-1194
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Office Hours:
8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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