The Town Clerk holds the birth certificates of those persons born in Berkley or those who were born in Massachusetts and whose mother was a resident of Berkley at the time of the birth.
What is the cost of obtaining a birth certificate?
The cost of obtaining a birth certificate is $5.00. There is a research fee of $15.00 per hour (one hour minimum) for older birth certificates which require research. Call the Town Clerk's office to see if this is the case.
Who can obtain a birth certificate?
An individual may obtain their own birth certificate.
Anyone may obtain a birth certificate of a person 18 years of age or older (except in those cases where the certificate is impounded by law).
Impounded birth certificates may only be picked up by the individual or a parent who is listed on the certificate.
Parent listed on the birth certificate can pick up the birth certificate of a minor child. They must present an ID before receipt of the certificate.
How do I obtain a birth certificate?
To order a birth certificate by mail, send
- a request to the Town Clerk (with a minimum of full name and date of birth),
- check made out to the Town of Berkley, and
- a self addressed stamped envelope
If the certificate requested is for a minor child or for an impounded record, you must appear in person with identification.