Certified copies of non-genealogical vital records of all births, deaths, marriages/civil unions that occur within the Borough of Somerville are available from Somerville Vital Statistics.
The fee is $25 for the first certified copy and $2 for each additional certified copy of the same vital record. The fee is payable with cash, a money order or a check made out to the Somerville Division of Health. We do not accept credit or debit cards.
There is a $20 processing fee for corrections to any birth, marriage or death record that are submitted to the State Department of Vital Statistics and Registry (with the exception of registrar or hospital errors).
Somerville Vital Statistics complies with the requirements of the State Department of Vital Statistics and Registry regarding who is eligible to receive a certified copy of a vital record. You will need to fully identify the record and provide proof of your identity, current residence and, if appropriate, your relationship to the person listed on the vital record you are requesting. If your last name on your driver’s license is different than your last name on the birth certificate (if you are the mother, if it is different than your maiden or the father’s last name), please include a copy of your marriage certificate.
This office only provides non-genealogical, certified copies of vital statistics. Go to Non-Genealogical Records for more information from the State Department of Vital Statistics and Registry.
Genealogical records for research on family ancestry are available only from the State Department of Vital Statistics and Registry. Go to Genealogical Records for more information.
Applications are accepted between 9 AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday. Please bring the following information and/or documents with you at that time:
Application becomes a valid license after 72 hours (3 days). Therefore, if the ceremony is to take place on a weekend, the very latest the applicants should come in would be the Tuesday before. For remarriages and reaffirmations, there is no waiting period.
Bride, groom or the witness can pick up the license after the waiting period.
Marriage/civil union arrangements (officiant and site) must be made by the applicants. The license will not be released from our office until these arrangements have been made.
The license will be filed in the municipality where the marriage/civil union occurs. A certified copy of the marriage certificate can be obtained there.
Applications are accepted between 9 AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday.
Application for Marriage or Civil Union
Application for Vital Records
Marcie Tyson, Registrar of Vital Statistics
(908) 725-2300 ext. 1980
Mary Ann Reh, Deputy Registrar
908) 725-2300 ext. 1982
Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM