Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates

Vital Records

You may order Vital Records Documents here

To receive a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death, send the request along with a stamped self-addressed envelope and $10.00 to:

Town Clerk
1 Main Street
Ayer, MA 01432

Before sending a request, please feel free to contact us at 978-772-8215 or via e-mail at clerk@ayer.ma.us to confirm that we have your record on file.

  • Certified copies of Fort Devens births from the U.S. Army Hospitals on Fort Devens for July 1944 - Jan. 1946 and April 1950 - Nov. 1971 can be obtained from the Shirley Town Clerk’s office – 978-425-2600 X1.
  • Certified copies of Fort Devens births from other years in the 1940's can be obtained from the Ayer Town Clerk's Office - 978-772-8215.
  • Certified copies of Fort Devens births from Dec. 1971 to 1979 can be obtained from the Harvard Town Clerk's Office - 978-456-4100 x16.

The State Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

If you are not sure where the record you seek is filed locally, you may contact the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has copies of records for all births, deaths and marriages which occurred in the state.

Certified copies may be obtained through the Registry in person, by mail or by phone. Regardless of how you request copies, you should be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date of the event and, if known, the city or town where the event occurred.

Information about the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

The mailing address for the Registry is located at:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
1st Floor 150 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105

For phone orders, call (617) 740-2600.