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How to Obtain a Birth Certificate
The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for original records of all births that have occurred at Emerson Hospital or elsewhere within Concord.  Births occurring elsewhere in Massachusetts may also be on file here if the parents were residing in Concord at the time of the birth.  

Fee: $15.00 for the first copy; $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record when ordered together.

Town Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 535
Concord, MA  01742

NEW!  Birth Certificates may now be requested and paid for online from your checking account or with a debit or credit card (Visa, Master Card or Discover Card). You will receive your documents via mail (rush delivery available for an extra fee). This secure service is made possible through an agreement with Unibank. A nominal fee will apply to credit card transactions, while there is no charge to pay directly from your checking account. Click Here to go to the online payment screen.

To pick up certificates in person:  Please order your certificates by phone and they will be prepared in advance of your arrival.   Walk-in requests are also accepted and you may wait while the certificates are prepared.

To receive certificates by mail:  Send a check or money order payable to "Town of Concord." Your request should include the name and date of birth appearing on the certificate, a contact telephone or e-mail address, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  If the record requires identification (see below,)  the appropriate person must sign the request and include a photocopy of a driver's license or government-issued photo ID.

Records requiring identification: A record is not accessible to the general public if the parents were unmarried at the time the child was born (and have not since married and amended the birth record), or if the father's name does not appear on the record.  When this is true, only the mother, father (if listed,) or child may request a certificate.  Identification will be required.  Identification is not required for other records.

Urgent mail requests: You may use an express or overnight service to send your request.  Include a prepaid envelope of the same type for express or overnight return.  Our address for services other than the U.S. Postal Service is 22 Monument Sq., Concord, MA 01742.

The Massachusetts State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics can also provide certificates for Concord or any other Massachusetts community.  Follow the link to their website for more information.

Certifications and Apostilles: A state certification is sometimes necessary for documents which will be used for government and legal business outside the United States.

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