After the attending physician prepares and signs the death certificate, it is the responsibility of the Funeral Director to file it with the Office of the City Clerk for permanent recording and filing.
Death certificates remain on file in the city or town where the person died and in the ciy or town where they were living at the time of death (if the individual was residing in a nursing home, the certificate would be in the city or town where the nursing home is located). To obtain a certified copy you can either come to the City Clerk's Office or write a request through the mail.
Certified copies can be ordered for $10.00 each.
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For more information please call the Clerk's Office at (617) 796-1200.