Request a Copy of a Birth Certificate

Obtain a Copy

You may obtain, in person or by mail, a certified copy of a birth certificate from the City Clerk's Office at the following address:
City Hall
City Clerk's Office
Room 31
375 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852


The City Clerk's Office provides certified copies of birth certificates Monday - Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


The fee is $15 for a certified copy of a birth certificate. The City accepts checks or money orders only by mail, and checks, money orders or cash in person. Checks should be made payable to "City of Lowell."

In Person

For requests in person at the City Clerk's Office, bring the following information with you:
  • The date of birth
  • The name at birth (married women should give their maiden name)
  • The parents' names
If your parents weren't married at the time of your birth, please contact the Clerk's Office for further instructions.

Birth Certificate Copy Form

 View the Birth Certificate Copy Form (PDF).