Certificates & Licenses

Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the records of Birth, Marriage and Death. Learn how to search for or obtain a certified copy.

Birth  Marriage  Death

Business Certificates

Learn more about how to obtain business certificates for partnerships, sole proprietors, and LLCs, search business certificate records, and file a business discontinuance.

Business Certificates

Dog Licenses

The City Clerk issues licenses to individuals who own or keep a dog in the City of Worcester. Learn how to search for or obtain a dog license. 

Dog Licenses

Marriage Intentions/Licenses

A marriage license is issued to individuals 18 and older who are to be married in the state of Massachusetts. Learn more about the requirements for obtaining a marriage license.

Marriage Intentions/Licenses

Vital Records Amendments

To amend or correct a birth, death or marriage certificate, you have to contact the Clerk's office at 508-799-1121 or CC_Amendments@worcesterma.gov. A representative will give you information on the necessary evidence or paperwork you need to request a record correction. You must schedule an appointment with the Clerk's office to amend any vital records.

To correct a mistake on a birth, death or marriage record you will need to show evidence that the information was incorrect at or near the time of the event. In most cases, vital records list only what was true at the time of the birth, marriage or death, and updates are not made for changes that happened later. For example, you cannot change your birth record solely for a legal change of name.

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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