Vital Records - Birth/Death Certificates

Requests for vital records are being done through the mail.

The fee is $20 for each certified copy payable with check or money order requested in person or by mail. 

By mail – See the form above for instructions

Birth Records Less Than 100 Years Old

Connecticut birth records less than 100 years old are not open to the general public. To be eligible to receive a copy of a birth certificate, you must be able to document that you are:

  • The registrant and 18 years of age or older
  • The parent, guardian, grandparent, or spouse of the registrant (see application for more detail)
  • The child or grandchild of the registrant and 18 years of age or older (see application for more detail)
  • A member of an incorporated genealogical society authorized to conduct business in the State of Connecticut (please visit the Connecticut State Library History and Genealogy Unit website for more information)
  • An attorney at law representing the registrant or the registrant’s parent, guardian, child, or surviving spouse
  • A state or federal agency employee and with an authorized release from the registrant, who is 18 years of age or older

Birth Records More Than 100 Years Old

Birth records more than 100 years old are open to any person over 18 years of age.

See Connecticut General Statutes 7-51 and 7-51a.