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.
Order a birth, marriage, or death certificate online through Worcester's online payment partner.
Payment Options: Credit card, debit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT).
Fill out Death Certificate Request Form and submit to the City Clerk's Office or via mail.
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.
To amend or correct a birth, death or marriage certificate, you have to contact the Clerk's office at 508-799-1121 or email@example.com. 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.
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 May 16, 2022 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 staff give you an overview of the Vital Records process.