Vital Records

Certified copies of a birth, marriage, or death certificate, with the raised Town seal, are issued by the Town Clerk’s office:
  • Birth certificates of anyone whose parents lived in Manchester at the time of their birth are available at the Manchester Town Clerk’s office as well as at the City/Town Clerk’s office of where the birth occurred.
  • Marriage licenses are issued by the City/Town Clerk where the couple appeared to apply for the license, not necessarily in the town where the marriage took place.
  • Death certificates are issued by the City/Town Clerk where the deceased last resided as well as where the death occurred.
Vital records can be ordered online  or by mail.
Send a written request to the Town Clerk's office, including your name, address and contact information along with the name and date of the vital record requested, a check made payable to the Town of Manchester ($10 per copy) and a stamped, self-addressed return envelope.


Historical Research is not available at this time due to COVID-19 precautions.
If you are interested in researching older vital records, there are good records from 1844 forward at the Town Clerk’s office. Some records prior to that time are also available. The Manchester Historical Museum also maintains a good index of older vital records. Call 978-526-7230 for an appointment or fax your request to 978-526-0060.