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Connecticut Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages

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Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Ave. MS#11VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: (860) 509-7700

The State Vital Records Office maintains a statewide registry of all births, marriages, civil unions and deaths which have occurred in CT since July 1, 1897. For vital records prior to that date, you must contact the town clerk of the city or town where the vital event occurred.

Check or money order should be made payable to Treasurer, State of Connecticut or to the Clerk of the appropriate town court. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees. All requests for birth and death records must be accompanied by a copy of the requestor's picture identification.

Note: For genealogy purposes, it is generally quicker and more cost efficient to contact the town clerk of the city or town where the event occurred.

Web site: Connecticut State Office of Vital Records

Birth Records:

Dates: From July 1, 1897 (state), earlier records available from town clerk

Cost of copy: $15.00 from the State Vital Records Office; $5.00 from the town or city of birth

Comments: State law restricts access to birth records less than 100 years old to the registrant, family members (including children and grandparents), and members of authorized genealogical societies. Older birth records are open to anyone over 18 years of age.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: the full name of the individual, their date and place of birth, full name of father, full maiden name of mother, your relationship to the person whose certificate you are requesting, your address and daytime phone number.
Application for Connecticut Birth Certificate - State Office
Application for Connecticut Birth Certificate - Town Clerk

Death Records:

Dates: From July 1, 1897 (state), earlier records available from town clerk

Cost of copy: $5.00

Comments: Access to death records is unrestricted, but will not contain the social security number unless the person making the request is an immediate family member.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: full name of the deceased; date of death; county; sex; date of birth or age at death; race; name of spouse; name of parents; the reason why you are requesting the record; and your relationship to the individual.
Application for Connecticut Death Certificate - State Office
Application for Connecticut Death Certificate - Town Clerk

Marriage Records:

Dates: From July 1, 1897 (state), earlier records available from town clerk

Cost of copy: $5.00

Comments: Connecticut marriage certificates are open to the general public, and are available to anyone over 18 years of age. They will not include the social security numbers of the bride and groom unless you are one of the parties named on the certificate.

With your request, include as much information as you can, including the names of the wife and husband, the approximate date of marriage, and the town in which the marriage took place.
Application for Connecticut Marriage Certificate - State Office
Application for Connecticut Death Certificate - Town Clerk

Divorce Records:

Dates: Varies

Cost of copy: Varies

Comments: Divorce decree records must be requested from the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where divorce was granted. Please call the appropriate court for fees and requirements.

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