Vital Statistics

The vital statistics department provides assistance to the public in reference to birth, marriage, and deaths; dog licenses, clam licenses, business certificates, tax liens, ucc's and genealogy research. The department records all city contracts; records declaration of trusts, and daily mail requests. We also provide notary services.

Brenda Fernandez - Principal Clerk/Notary Public

(617) 376-1135

e-mail: Brenda

Cindy Lou Ohlson-Clerk Typist/Notary Public

e-mail: Cindy Lou




Records Recorded:
Births: 1792 - Present
Deaths: 1792 - Present
Marriages: 1792 - Present

To Request Copies:
Send a $12.00 check or money order made payable to the City of Quincy. Include the date requested and state whether it is a birth, death or marriage; the full name of person at birth, and enclose a self-addressed envelope.

Send to:
City Clerks Office
1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Certified Long Form of Birth, Death or Marriage: $10.00 at City Hall Clerk's Office; $12.00 by mail.
Suitable for passport or legal purposes.

Certified Short Form of Birth Only:
$3.00. Sutiable for sports or registry of motor vehicles.

Genealogy Search: $10.00 per hour (minimum fee $10.00) Plus record cost: $2.00 per copy. Cannot be used for any legal purposes.

Births prior to 1925: Must be typed:
$10.00 Fee.
To inquire if we have a record, please call (617) 376-1136 or e-mail us at

To download a Vital Statistics Request form, click here

To Apply For A Marriage License:
If you are being married in Massachusetts you may apply for a License in any city or town hall, both persons must be 18. Both persons must be present to apply (unless one person is in active military duty).

The fee is $45.00 to apply for a marriage license and there is a three day waiting period for the license to be ready. Couples may obtain a court waiver to waive the three days at district court, if necessary.

Business Certificates:
1908 - Present
Filing a Business Certificate - $40.00 Valid for four years.
Renew Business Certificate- $40.00
Discontinuances - $10.00 fee
Certified copies of Business Certificates - $10.00

Dog Licenses:
Dog license year begins April 1 - ends March 31.
Fee: $10.00 per dog
Late Fee: $10.00

Valid RABIES CERTIFICATE must be shown at time of licensing.

Download the Dog License Application Form

Vital Statistics: