Connecticut Birth Records
How to Order Connecticut Birth Certificate Copies
Birth certificates for the state of Connecticut are handled by the Vital Records Office. Their records begin July 1, 1897.
Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative. You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport.
Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable. Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor. If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting. Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.
Please download the Connecticut birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:
Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Ave. MS#11VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
There is a $15.00 fee for each birth. Please do not send cash. Personal check or certified funds only.
Please call (860) 509-7700 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.
You may also go to the Vital Records office in each of the 169 towns in Connecticut. Birth certificates may be obtained from the city/town where the person was born or where the mother lived at the time of birth.
Per the Vital Records’ website, the State of Connecticut is experiencing a lengthy turnaround time (approximately 3 months) for requests for birth, death and marriage certificates. For quicker turnaround time you may direct your request to the town where the event occurred.
If you have any questions, please call (860) 509-7700.