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​How to obtain a certified copy of a vital record during  Town Hall closure to public:

Click here to complete your vital records request and payment online

You may send your request by mail or use the drop box located on the Main St. side of Town Hall.  Please include:
  • ​A note with name on record and date of birth, marriage or death
  • A check made payable to the "Town of Amherst" for the proper amount (copies are $10.00 each)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • Mail to:  Town Clerk, 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA 01002
Mail will be checked frequently and all requests will be sent as soon as possible.  Thank you.


The Town Clerk's responsibilities include recording and preserving the Town’s vital and permanent records in accordance with state statutes, providing quality public service and accessibility to public records, and ensuring compliance with state mandated licensing and filing.