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Superior Court - Taunton
9 Court St
Taunton, MA 02780 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-823-6588
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000
Restricted Records: No impounded records released
Attleboro District Court 34
88 N Main St
Attleboro, MA 02703 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-222-5900
F: 508-226-3916
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Ordinances
Restricted Records: No impounded records released
Includes Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, and Norton. Counter and phone coverage restricted 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Fall River District Court
186 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-491-3200
F: 508-646-3596
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Ordinances
Restricted Records: No sealed, minor, confidential address records released
Includes Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport.
New Bedford District Court 33
75 N 6th St
New Bedford, MA 02740 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-999-9700
F: 508-990-8094
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Ordinances
Restricted Records: No impounded records released
Includes Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford. Small claims phone: 508-990-9333.
Taunton District Court
40 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-977-6000
F: 508-824-2282
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Ordinances
Restricted Records: Mental health records restricted
Includes Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Taunton.
Southeast Housing Court - New Bedford
139 Hathaway Rd
New Bedford, MA 02740 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM M, TH,F EST
P: 508-994-0156
F: 508-994-7538
Jurisdiction: Eviction, Small Claims
Open Mondays and Fridays only. Includes many code, real estate-related small claims, and eviction cases for the New Bedford area only; also see area district court.
Southeast Housing Court - Fall River
289 Rock St, 2nd FL
Fall River, MA 02720 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-677-1505
F: 508-672-9621
Jurisdiction: Eviction, Misdemeanor (Code Violations), Small Claims
Also known as Fall River Trial Court. Includes housing code cases, real estate-related small claims, and many eviction cases for Bristol County except the New Bedford area; also see district courts.
Probate and Family Court
40 Broadway, #240
Taunton, MA 02780 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 9AM-4PM,M-TH, 8:30AM-4PM F EST
P: 508-977-4970
Jurisdiction: Probate, Family
There are satellite offices in New Bedford (508-999-5249) and one on Rock Street in Fall River (508-672-17510), closed case records are here.
New Bedford Probate and Family Court
505 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02740 www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 508-999-5249
F: 508-999-1211
Jurisdiction: Probate, Family
This is a satellite office. Closed case files are held in Taunton.

Bristol County, MA Vital Records

Contact the Acushnet Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Acushnet Town
Town Clerk
www.acushnet.ma.us/town-clerk
8AM-4PM M-F; 8AM-8PM T EST
Phone: 508-998-0215
Fax: 508-998-0216

Contact the Attleboro City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Attleboro City
City Clerk
www.cityofattleboro.us/clerks/
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 508-223-2222 ext. 3111
Fax: 508-222-3046

Contact the Berkley Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Berkley Town
Town Clerk
www.townofberkleyma.com/pages/ber...
9:30AM-2:30PM M-TH EST
Phone: 508-822-3348
Fax: 508-822-3511

Contact the Bristol County (Southern District) Office of the County Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Bristol County (Southern District)
County Register of Deeds
http://www.newbedforddeeds.com/
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 508-993-2603
Fax: 508-997-4250
Recorded Document

Contact the Bristol County (Northern District) Office of the County Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Bristol County (Northern District)
County Register of Deeds
http://www.tauntondeeds.com
8AM-4:00PM EST
Phone: 508-822-0502
Fax: 508-880-4975
Recorded Documents

Contact the Bristol County (Fall River District) Office of the County Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Bristol County (Fall River District)
County Register of Deeds

8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 508-673-7633
Fax: 508-673-7633
Recorded Documents

Contact the Dartmouth Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Dartmouth Town
Town Clerk
www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/town-clerk
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 508-910-1800
Fax: 508-910-1894

Contact the Dighton Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Dighton Town
Town Clerk
www.dighton-ma.gov/Public_Documen...
7:30AM-4:30PM M,T,TH; 7:30AM-5:30PM & 6:30PM-8PM W EST
Phone: 508-669-5411
Fax: 508-669-5932

Contact the Easton Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Easton Town
Town Clerk
www.easton.ma.us/departments/town...
8:30AM-7:30PM M; 8:30AM-4:30AM T-TH; 8:30AM-12:30PM F EST
Phone: 508-230-0530
Fax: 508-230-0539
Vital Records

Contact the Fairhaven Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Fairhaven Town
Town Clerk
www.fairhaven-ma.gov/Pages/Fairha...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 508-979-4025 ext. 3
Fax: 508-979-4079

Contact the Fall River City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Fall River City
City Clerk
www.fallriverma.org/index.php?opt...
9AM-5PM EST
Phone: 508-324-2220
Fax: 508-324-2211
Recorded Documents

Contact the Freetown Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Freetown Town
Town Clerk
3 N Main St
Assonet, MA 02702 www.freetownma.gov/town-clerk
8AM-4PM M-TH; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-644-2201 ext. 2
Fax: 508-644-9826

Contact the Mansfield Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Mansfield Town
Town Clerk
www.mansfieldma.com/Clerk/index.h...
8AM-4PM M,T,TH; 8AM-8PM W; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-261-7345
Fax: 508-261-1083

Contact the New Bedford City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

New Bedford City
City Clerk
www.newbedford-ma.gov/city-clerk/
8AM-4PM M-TH; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-979-1450
Fax: 508-991-6225

Contact the North Attleborough Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

North Attleborough Town
Town Clerk
www.nattleboro.com/town-clerk
8AM-4PM M-W till 7PM TH; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-699-0142
Fax: 508-699-2354

Contact the Norton Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Norton Town
Town Clerk
http://www.nortonma.org/town-clerk
8:30AM-4:30PM M-W; 8:30AM-7:30PM TH; 8:30AM-12:30PM F EST
Phone: 508-285-0230
Fax: 508-285-0297

Contact the Raynham Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Raynham Town
Town Clerk
www.town.raynham.ma.us/Public_Doc...
8:30AM-4:30PM M-TH; 6PM-8PM T; 8:30AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-824-2700, 508-824-2701
Fax: 508-823-1812

Contact the Rehoboth Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Rehoboth Town
Town Clerk
www.town.rehoboth.ma.us/town-clerk
8AM-4PM M-TH; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-252-6502 ext. 3110
Fax: 508-252-5342

Contact the Seekonk Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Seekonk Town
Town Clerk
seekonk-ma.gov/pages/SeekonkMA_Cl...
8:30AM-4:30PM M,T,TH; 8:30AM-7PM W; 8:30AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-336-2920
Fax: 508-336-0764

Contact the Somerset Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Somerset Town
Town Clerk
http://www.townofsomerset.org/
8:30AM-4PM M,T,TH,F; 8:30AM-6PM W EST
Phone: 508-646-2818
Fax: 508-646-2802

Contact the Swansea Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Swansea Town
Town Clerk
www.town.swansea.ma.us/town-clerk...
9AM-4PM M,T,TH,F; 9AM-5PM W EST
Phone: 508-678-9389 ext. 2
Fax: 508-324-6700

Contact the Taunton City Office of the City Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Taunton City
City Clerk
www.taunton-ma.gov/city-clerk
8AM-4PM M,W,TH; 8AM-7PM T; 8AM-N F EST
Phone: 508-821-1024
Fax: 508-821-1098

Contact the Westport Town Office of the Town Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Westport Town
Town Clerk
www.westport-ma.com/town-clerk
8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 508-636-1000
Fax: 774-264-5152

Bristol County Vital Certificates

Bristol County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Bristol County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 556.00 sq mi
Population (2009): 547,433
  • Females: 51.6%
  • White: 92.5%
  • Black/African American: 3.8%
  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 5.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 12,751
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 11.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 21.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 73.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 19.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.54
Housing Units (2000): 216,918
Homeownership Rate (2000): 61.6%
Migration Flow to Bristol County, MA from (2007-2008):

Bristol County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $12,322,746
  • Construction: $794,931
  • Retail Trade: $1,147,215
  • Professional and Technical Services: $637,260
  • Healthcare: $1,717,146
  • Banking: $458,031
  • Retail Trade: $1,147,215
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $359,551
  • Manufacturing: $2,057,304
  • Farms: $14,459
  • Government: $1,725,333
Employed (2000): 258,909
Unemployed (2000): 15,859
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $38,181
Local Government Employment (2007): 20,364
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,438,763 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,045,753 (thou. dol.)

Bristol County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 6,407
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.8
Deaths (2007): 4,817
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 41
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4

Bristol County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 3,308
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 16
  • Forcible rape: 183
  • Robbery: 693
  • Aggravated Assault: 2,416
Property Crimes (2008): 14,806
  • Burglary: 3,895
  • Larceny-Theft: 9,789
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 1,122

Bristol County Genealogy Records