Mass. Electronic Death Registration System

The state’s electronic system for submitting death certificates has been operating since Sept. 1, 2014. The grace period for registering death records by paper has expired.

A medical certifier is a physician or nurse practitioner who initiates the death certificate process and is primarily responsible for documenting the decedent’s cause(s) of death. The electronic death record should be certified by the medical certifier within 24 hours of the time of death.

To submit an electronic death registration, certifiers must first register with the state.

User Assistance

  • Technical help Line: (617) 740-2675
    For assistance with technical issues when using the system or when creating an account

  • Help Desk: (617) 740-2674
    For assistance with forms, data entry, navigating the system, or for help with policies and procedures

  • Email: Send a message to vip@state.ma.us describing your issue.

  • Download the state’s Quick Start Guide (.pdf, 14 pages)

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