What You Can Do:
Massachusetts Vital Records Background Checks
Massachusetts Health and Human Services has certified copies of birth, death and marriage records available. Although there are no divorce records on file, searches to verify a divorce record can be conducted to aid in Massachusetts background checks. Copies of divorce records must be obtained from the probate court in the county in which the divorce was granted.
Vital records in Massachusetts are open to the public for a fee. The fee must accompany the required information such as the full name of the subject, his or her date of birth and the specific county where the event took place. Massachusetts Health and Human Services, Registry of Vital Statistics accepts vital records requests in person at $18 per record searched, or through the mail at $24 each search. Regular mail certificate requests typically take 20 – 30 days processing time. Expedited mail service, that usually takes about 2 weeks after the records request is received, costs $37.