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The City Clerk’s Office has several notaries on staff. To have a document notarized, please bring it to City Hall unsigned with a copy of your identification. The notary will check your ID and watch you sign the document, then apply their notary seal to the document. There is a fee of $2.00 per notarized signature. Please note, the City Clerk’s Office cannot notarize any documents that would require an attorney.
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If you are not sure if the record you are looking for was recorded in Beverly, please call before placing an online or mail order.
Please come to the City Clerk's Office at 191 Cabot St. during regular business hours. The cost is $10.00 per certificate. Bringing a photo ID is recommended as it can be required for some records.
Please visit the Unipay website for online payments. Once online orders are processed, the requested certificate(s) will be mailed to you.
Please print the request form (below) and mail it with the fee of $10.00 per certificate, payable to The City Of Beverly. Please include a self-addressed envelope. Once the application has been processed, the requested certificate(s) will be mailed back to you in the provided envelope. Request forms with payment and a return envelope should be mailed to the City Clerk’s Office, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915.
Birth Certificate Request Form (PDF)
Death Certificate Request Form (PDF)
Marriage Certificate Request Form (PDF)
You and your future spouse will need to come to City Hall to file marriage intentions and get a license. For the full process, see details on mass.gov's website. Please come to City Hall no later than half an hour before close to make sure there is time to complete the paperwork. The fee for a marriage license is $25.
The state website also has information on who can conduct the wedding ceremony. The City Clerk's Office has two justices of the peace who can perform marriage ceremonies. Please contact the City Clerk to check availability by calling 978-605-2325 or emailing email@example.com.
To register to vote or update your address/name/party online, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Online Voter Registration website.
Paper forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office to register to vote or make changes to your registration.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 54, Section 1, the City of Beverly has changed voting precincts to reflect population changes as calculated by the most recent federal census. Effective December 31, 2021, your Ward and/or Precinct that you vote in may have changed.
The City Clerk's Office has sent out postcards to those whose wards or precincts changed.
Map of New Ward and Precinct Boundaries (PDF)
List of Updated Addresses (PDF)
To verify your voter registration status or to request a voter registration form, please call the Beverly City Clerk’s Office at (978) 605-2324 or visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr
Upcoming Election Information
If you need to correct information on a certificate, please contact the City Clerk's Office before coming to City Hall. Only certain changes can be made through the Clerk's Office, so it will be helpful to go over the details of the situation ahead of time. There is a $50.00 correction/amendment fee. Please call 978-605-2324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Beverly has 42,670 residents as of the 2020 census.