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Vital Records
Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages
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Last Updated: 2016/4/6
Vital Records

Records maintained by the Town Clerk include birth, marriage and death records,dog licenses, business certificates (DBA), federal and state tax liens, issues Auctioneer Licenses and Raffle Permits, files decisions of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic District Commissions.




Birth Certificates

  • Certified copies of birth certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk if the child was born in Dennis or the parents were living in Dennis at the time of birth.
  • A certified copy of a birth record can be obtained in person during business hours as indicated.  
  • Mail requests will be processed and mailed out the same day. Requests should include the full birth name and date of birth. Personal checks or money orders should be made out to the Town of Dennis. Payments may also be made online using UniPay for an additional fee of $1.50 for shipping and handling.
  • The fee for the certified copy of a birth certificate is $10.00.
There are exceptions in cases of impounded records (parents were not married at the time of birth). Please call the office for special instructions in obtaining these records.


Marriage Certificates

  • Certified copies of marriage certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk if the couple filed their marriage intentions in Dennis.   
  • A certified copy of a marriage certificate may be obtained in person during business hours as indicated.
  • Mail requests will be processed and mailed out the same day.  Requests should include the full names of the couple and date of marriage.  Personal checks or money orders should be made out to the Town of Dennis. Payments may also be made online using UniPay for an additional fee of $1.50 for shipping and handling.
  • The fee for the certified copy of a marriage certificate is $10.00.
There are exceptions in cases of impounded records (parents not married at the time of birth).  Please call the office for special instructions in obtaining these records.


Death Certificates

  • Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained from the Town Clerk if the death occurred in Dennis, or if the decedent resided in Dennis at the time of death and died within the State of Massachusetts.
  • A certified copy of a death certificate may be obtained in person or by mail. Personal checks or money orders should be made out to the Town of Dennis. Payments may also be made online using UniPay for an additional fee of $1.50 for shipping and handling
  • The fee for the certified copy of a death certificate is $10.00.
  • Burial permits for funeral homes are free of charge and are obtained through the Town Clerk's Office.
  • For information regarding burial plots please contact the Cemetery Division.



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Town of Dennis, Massachusetts
685 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660
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