The Town Clerk is the custodian of death records of those persons who physically die in Lexington and those who were legal residents of the town at the time of their death. Copies of the Certificate of Death are also maintained by the community in which the death occurred and by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Registry of Vital Records.
We handle the issuance and administration of Burial Permits. Application for a Disposition, Removal, and Transportation Permit can be made and endorsed records of cemeteries and crematories returned to:
Town Clerk's Office
Town Office Building
1625 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
There is no fee for a Disposition, Removal, and Transportation Permit.
For additional assistance, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 781-698-4558 or:
Department of Public Health
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3100