Vital Records

Birth / Death / Marriage Certificates 

Certified copies of birth and death records can be obtained for individuals who were born or died in Andover.  Marriage records can be obtained for marriage intentions that were filed at the Town Clerk’s Office in Andover.   Additionally, all vital records are available with the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. 


Copies of vital records may be obtained in person or by mail from the Town Clerk’s Office.  

To obtain vital records in person, we recommend that persons place an order by phone in advance of in person pickup.   Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted in the office.  

To obtain vital records by mail, complete a Mail-in Vital Record Request Form.  Follow instructions on the request form for processing details.  Checks are accepted for mailed in requests.


The State Registry of Vital Records & Statistics

If you are not certain where the record you seek is filed, you may contact the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has copies of records for all birth, death and marriage certificates within the state.
 Visit the 
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics on the website for additional information.  

Historical Vital Records

Requests for genealogy research are regarded as public records requests, in accordance with Massachusetts public records law.  Please complete a Public Records Request Form and include the following information:

  • Type of record needed (Birth/Marriage/Death)
  • Name of party or parties
  • Date of occurrence. If unknown, please provide an estimated time frame and additional information that is known, such as the name of parents, name of spouse, where event occurred, etc.

Submit a completed Public Records Request Form by email to or by mail to:

            Town of Andover

            Office of the Town Clerk

            36 Bartlet Street

Andover, MA  01810


The Town Clerk will review the request and provide an estimate of the fee associated with your order and an expected completion date.

Additionally ,there are several internet sites that feature early Andover vital records-records from the 1700 and 1800s. Three helpful resources are Andover Historical SocietyAmerican Ancestors and USGenWeb Project.