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Worcester County, a suburb of Boston, officially came into existence in 1731.  With such a long history, many historic records are available pertaining to the area. There are also a variety of more recent records readily available to the public on request. Included in Worcester County public records are vital records, which include birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Only certain birth and marriage records are restricted. Copies can be requested from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Also available are Worcester County court records, both civil and criminal, from the local court that handled the case. Statewide criminal records are available to the public through the Department of Public Safety. To research historic public records in Worcester County, like military, cemetery, vital records and obituaries, visit the State Archives in Dorchester, which is open to the public. Records like Worcester County military records are important to those researching family history.

  • Request Worcester County death records, marriage, divorce or birth records from the Department of Health and Human Services in person, by mail, or online, by phone or fax through VitalChek.
  • Request Worcester County court records in person from the local court that handled the case.
  • Request statewide criminal records online through the Department of Public Safety. This is a fee-based service that returns conviction information only.
  • The State Archives allows public access to its collection of Worcester County military records, cemetery and vital records and obituaries.
  • About Worcester County Public Records

    Massachusetts is mostly an open records state, with very few restrictions. However, out of wedlock birth records and marriage records are restricted from public viewing. Only the person of record or family member may access these vital records. Otherwise, Massachusetts public records are open to inspection. Specifically, Worcester, MA public records are easily obtained. For those interested in genealogical research, the vital records housed by the Department of Health and Human Services can be explored by researchers.

    Requesting Gov Public Records in Worcester County

    Although Worcester County court records are not compiled in an online database, they are still accessible. Anyone may visit the local court where the case occurred and request copies or view the case file, unless it was sealed. Gov public records in Worcester County also include the ability to request criminal records online from the Department of Public Safety. Although results are statewide, any local results will also be included.

    Worcester County Free Public Records

    The State Archives is open to the public and allows anyone to search the vast record collections for historical or genealogical purposes. There is a small fee for making copies, but no admissions fee. Explore Worcester County vital records that predate 1841, for example, or military records from the Colonial Era. These Worcester County free public records could yield a treasure trove of information pertaining to your family’s history.



     
    County of Worcester Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    175,479

     
    Under 18:
    186,963

     
    Over 65:
    95,733

     
    Employed:
    427,523

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    1,513.06

     
    Acres of Farms:
    103,538

     
    Births:
    9,834

     
    Deaths:
    6,782

     
    Infant Deaths:
    66

     
     
    Murder:
    6

     
    Forcible Rape:
    147

     
    Robbery:
    394

     
    Assault:
    861

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    1,408

     
    Burglary:
    1,248

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    3,680

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    1,158

     
    Total Property Crime:
    6,086

     
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