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Vital Records Request

Birth, Death and Marriage Records

Certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records may be obtained in person during regular business hours or by mail. The fee is $5 per certified copy. Payment may be made in cash or by check/money order, payable to the Town of Nahant.

Birth Certificates

Certified copies of birth certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. Birth certificates are on file for those whose parents were residents of Nahant at the time of the child’s birth or for those who were actually born in the Town of Nahant. When requesting a birth certificate, please include the name at birth and the date of birth and telephone number.

Death Certificates

Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. Death certificates are on file for those were residents of Nahant at the time of the death or for those who actually passed away in the Town of Nahant. When requesting a death certificate, please include the name and the date of death and a telephone number

Marriage Certificates

Certified copies of marriage certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. The marriage will be recorded in the Town of Nahant only if the parties filed for the marriage intention (license) in the Town of Nahant.

Please note: If the marriage occurred in Nahant, but the intention (license) was filed in another town, the certificate would be on file in that town or city and not in the Town of Nahant.

Marriage Intentions

Both parties must appear before the Town Clerk; they must be at least 18 years of age or obtain a court waiver from the Probate Court and they must present a valid state issued ID.

Please Note: There is a state imposed mandatory 3 day waiting period from the application date and the date the license is issued and can only be waived with a court order. Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days and can be used to marry in any Massachusetts city or town.

Fee is $15 Cash or Check not credit cards.