city & town clerk's offices are responsible for original records
of all deaths that have occurred in that specific city or town.
All death certificates are public records. A certified copy of
a death certificate may be obtained in person or by mail (and
in some cases over the internet). The fee for a certified copy
varies by city or town. It is best to check with your city or
town clerk’s office first.
To pick up in person: Copies are usually available
in person at city or town clerks offices during office hours.
Check the city or town web page for more details. In some cases
it is best to call ahead to order certificates in advance of
To apply by mail: Send a request stating the
name and date of death on the certificate you are seeking. Include
a check or money order, payable to the city or town and a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. Mail your request to city or town clerk's