How do I obtain a copy of a Death Certificate?

Published May 27, 2009 | Town Clerk | Updated July 31, 2023

How do I obtain a copy of a Death Certificate?


The Sudbury Town Clerk will have death records of anyone who was a Sudbury resident at the time or who passed away in Sudbury. A Death Certificate may be obtained by mail or in person at the Town Clerk’s Office.  An appointment is required prior to picking up a death certificate in-person.

A Death Certificate is $15.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for additional certified copies ordered at the same time.  Cash and checks (made out to “Town of Sudbury”) and credit card are accepted for payment.

There is a $10.00 fee for a burial permit.

To obtain a copy of a death certificate:

1. Call or email the Town Clerk’s Office to verify that the record you are looking for is filed here.

2. Complete the Vital Record Request Form.

3. Bring the request form with payment to the Town Clerk’s Office or mail in the form with payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope or pay on line.

The contact information for the Sudbury Town Clerk’s Office:

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Summer Hours may vary)

Building: Town Hall
322 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776


Phone: 978-639-3351

Fax: 978-639-3340


If you are not sure where the record you seek is filed locally, you may contact the state Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. The Registry maintains a central index and has copies of records for all births, deaths and marriages which occurred within the state.

Certified copies may be obtained through the Registry in person, by mail or by phone. Regardless of how you request copies, you should be prepared to provide the name of the subject(s) of the record, the date of the event and, if know, the city or town where the event occurred.

Call or write for the fee schedule and hours:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Fl.
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
617- 740-2600

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