What You Can Do:
Birth certificates in Connecticut are not considered as public information until 100 years after the birth date. Otherwise, the requestor for a birth certificate copy, such as to use for Connecticut background checks, must be a person named on the document, his or her parent, guardian, grandparent or spouse or a legal representative. Authorized persons such as a health director or chief electoral officer may also be granted as requestors for birth record information from the Connecticut Department of Health, Vital Records Office. The fees for a Connecticut birth certificate are $30 when requested from this state office and $20 from a town office.
Unlike birth certificates, anyone over 18 with valid ID and the fee of $20, from either the state or a town office, may request a death certificate. The deceased’s name, town and date of death, plus the cause of death must be included on the request form. Certified copies of marriage certificates are also available for $20 with the required information. Copies of divorce documents are only available from the Connecticut Superior Court in the town where the divorce was granted and fees may vary.