All birth certificates prior to 1915 are public records. Most birth certificates after 1915 are public records, but there are a few exceptions (i.e., your parents were not married at the time of your birth). If you question whether your birth record is a public record or not, call the Town Clerk's office at 508-839-5335, ext. 1195 and we will be happy to check the status of your birth record. If your record is restricted, you will need to show ID when retrieving your birth certificate.
If you were born in Grafton or your parents were residents of Grafton at the time of your birth, you may obtain your birth certificate at the Town Clerk's Office. You can obtain your birth certificate three ways:
- Come to the Town Clerk's office (if you call ahead at 508-839-5335, ext. 1195, we can have it ready for your pickup). The fee is $10 per copy, cash, check or credit card (there is a slight fee when using a credit card).
- Request by mail. Please send your completed application, a check for $10 payable to the Town of Grafton and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
- Order and pay online using your credit card. Visit our online payment center.
Your birth certificate is also available in the city or town where the hospital you were born in is located, or at the State Department of Vital Statistics:
Registry of Vital Records
Department of Public Health
150 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105