Vital Records

How to obtain a Birth, Death or Marriage certificate:

By Mail

  • Complete the vital record request form or send a note with the same information from the form. Download PDF here.
  • Include payment $16.00 (checks payable to Town of Nantucket)
  • Mail the form or note and payment to Town Clerk, 16 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 or drop off your request at the Town Building’s Drop Box on 16 Broad Street next to the front doors.

Online

Birth Certificates

The Nantucket Town Clerk issues certified copies of the records of birth of those people born in Nantucket, Massachusetts and for those whose parents lived in Nantucket at the time of the child’s birth. Some birth records are not public documents and a picture ID is required in order to obtain the record (if the parents were not married at the time of birth). If you are not certain whether a birth record is filed with the Nantucket Town Clerk, call or email the office, 508-228-7216 or townclerk@nantucket-ma.gov before you request the record and pay online. Birth certificates cost $16.00 per certified copy.

Death Certificates

The Nantucket Town Clerk issues certified copies of records of death for those whose death occurred in Nantucket and for any Nantucket resident who passed in any other Massachusetts community.  If you are not certain whether a death record is filed with the Nantucket Town Clerk, call or email the office, 508-228-7216 or townclerk@nantucket-ma.gov before you request the record and pay online. Death certificates cost $16.00 per certified copy.

Marriage Certificates

The Nantucket Town Clerk issues certified copies of marriage records for marriages that were registered in the Nantucket Town Clerk’s office. A marriage record is registered in the town where you filled out your marriage intention. Some marriage records are not public documents and require a picture ID to obtain (if the parents of either party were not married at their birth). If you are not certain whether a marriage record is filed with the Nantucket Town Clerk, call or email the office, 508-228-7216 or townclerk@nantucket-ma.gov before you request the record pay online. Marriage certificates cost $16.00 per certified copy.

This page was last updated on September 24, 2020.