The Office of the City Clerk maintains the records of Birth, Marriage and Death. Learn how to search for or obtain a certified copy.
Learn more about how to obtain business certificates for partnerships, sole proprietors, and LLCs, search business certificate records, and file a business discontinuance.
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.
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.
To amend or correct a birth, death or marriage certificate, you have to contact the Clerk's office at 508-799-1121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.