Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (RVRS)

RVRS administers and issues copies of vital records that occurred in Massachusetts from 1926 to the present. RVRS also provides statistics on births, deaths, fetal deaths, divorces, and marriages. These data are used by local and state public health programs and medical researchers to help understand our population, promote wellness, and ensure health equity within the Commonwealth. 

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150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor, Dorchester, MA 02125



RVRS Customer Service
Vitals Information Partnership (VIP)
Vitals Information Partnership (VIP) accounts
Data and Publications

Who we serve

The Registry manages the statewide vital records system, preserving and making records available to the public, and making statistics available for communities, researchers and public health program planners. 

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Image credits:  Courthouse interior (George Headley)