Official Records & Certificates

Vital Records
Birth records are available for children who were born in Shrewsbury or whose parents resided in Shrewsbury at the time of the birth. Death records are available for persons who deceased in Shrewsbury or whose residence at the time of death was Shrewsbury. Marriage records up to 1979 are available for persons who resided in Shrewsbury at the time of marriage or who were married in the town of Shrewsbury. Records from 1980 to present are available for couples who obtained a marriage license in Shrewsbury.

The fee for certified copy (PDF) of record is $10. Cash or check is accepted.

Business - (DBA)
Persons conducting a business under any title other than the true name of the person, partnership or corporation, must file a Business Certificate (DBA) in every community where an office of the business is situated. Certificates may be filed in person at the Town Clerk's office or submitted by mail with signatures notarized. Identification is required when filing in person. There is a $25 filing fee and a fee of $10 is charged to amend or discontinue a DBA.   Business Certificates are valid for 4 years.

Filing a DBA does not protect your name. If you wish to register a trademark or service mark with the State of Massachusetts, contact the Corporations Division by phone at 617-727-9640 or in person at:
One Ashburton Place
17th floor
Boston, MA 02108

General information concerning trademarks may be obtained from The Commissioner of Patents in Washington D.C. by phone at 703-308-4368. Federal information is available by telephone at 800-347-1997.

Population - Annual Street Listing
Street listing forms are mailed to every household in Shrewsbury annually. Please respond promptly to this state requirement, which provides proof of residence to protect voting rights, veteran's benefits, housing for the elderly and related benefits as well as providing information for selection of jurors. For additional questions, call town clerk 508-841-8507.

Annual Population
  • 2003: 31,272
  • 2004: 33,161
  • 2005: 32,938
  • 2006: 33,456
  • 2007: 32,672
  • 2008: 33,622
  • 2009: 33,533
  • 2010: 35,608 - Federal Census
  • 2011: 32,361
  • 2012: 34,395
  • 2013: 33,685
  • 2014: 33,377
  • 2015: 33,870