Birth, Death & Marriage Records
Certified copies of birth, death, and marriage records may be obtained in person during regular business hours, by mail, or may be requested online**. The fee is $10 per certified copy. Payment may be made in cash or by check/money order, payable to the Town of Ipswich.
**For Vital Records requests prior to 1906 please use mail in request, do not order online.
Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. Death certificates are on file for those were residents of Ipswich at the time of the death or for those who actually passed away in the Town of Ipswich. When requesting a death certificate, please include the name and the date of death.
Certified copies of marriage certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office. The marriage will be recorded in the Town of Ipswich only if the parties filed for the marriage intention (license) in the Town of Ipswich.
Please note: If the marriage occurred in Ipswich, but the intention (license) was filed in another town, the certificate would be on file in that town and not in the Town of Ipswich.
Both parties must appear before the Town Clerk; they must be at least 18 years of age or obtain a court waiver from the Probate Court and they must present a valid state issued ID.
Please Note: There is a state imposed mandatory 3 day waiting period from the application date and the date the license is issued and can only be waived with a court order. Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days and can be used to marry in any Massachusetts city or town.
Fee is $30 and includes a certified copy of the marriage certificate.