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Death Certificates

Due to evolving concerns related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Worcester has announced that it will be closing City Hall to the public.

The City Clerk's Office will offer limited appointments out of the City Hall information booth for in-person marriage intentions, business certificates and vital records on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

In order to ensure the continuation of fulfilling vital record requests the office of the City Clerk is encouraging all residents to purchase Birth, Death, Dog Licenses and Marriage Certificates Online or through the mail.

Requesting Vital Records Schedule an Appointment

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

Online

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. 

Cost:

  • $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

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, 1976 and January 12, 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.

Contact Information

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

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Fax: 508-799-1194
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