Vital Records and Family History

The Town Clerk keeps official records of the Town; records of births, marriages and deaths are an important archive for family history. Persons wishing to access the early records are encouraged to make an appointment to assure staff availability by calling 413-596-2800, Ext. 200, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

The Town Clerk registers all vital events occurring within the Town and those events occurring elsewhere to local residents. The Town Clerk records and preserves birth, marriage and death records providing the basis for the Commonwealth's Central Vital Registration system.

Vital Records and Statistics
Department of Public Health
150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Phone Number (617) 740-2600

Birth Certificates

To request a certified copy of a birth certificate of persons whose parents lived in Wilbraham at the time of the birth or who were born in Wilbraham, contact the Town Clerk's office, preferably by phone for a more timely response. Each certified copy costs $10.00.

Death Certificates and Burial Permits

To request a certified copy of a death certificate please contact the Town Clerk's office by phone for a more timely response. Each certified copy is $10.00.

For a burial permit, please present or fax the death certificate to the Town Clerk at (413) 596-2830.

Marriage Licenses

Persons wishing to obtain a marriage license must file their intent to the Town Clerk in person at least three (3) days before the wedding ceremony. The cost for the marriage license is $30.00. No blood test is necessary, but a form of identification is required for both parties. Both parties must apply at the same time to obtain a marriage license. The license is valid for 60 days. Each certified copy is $10.00.

To request certified copies by mail, you may use the Request for Information form (PDF). Any questions, please call (413) 596-2800, Ext. 200.