Birth Certificates

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Where To Obtain a Birth Certificate

Born in Connecticut

All people born in the state of Connecticut can obtain a certified copy of their birth certificate from the Connecticut State Department of Public Health-Vital Records Section:–Reporting/Vitalrecs/State-Vital-Records-Office—Birth-Certificates
Birth certificates are also obtainable from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the city or town where the birth took place.

Born Outside of Connecticut

All people born outside of Connecticut must call or write the town clerk in their city or town of birth or the state Vital Records office in their home state to obtain copies of their birth certificates. For copies of birth certificates outside of Connecticut, access “Where to Write for Vital Records” on the National Center for Health Statistics website:


There is a $30.00 fee charged for a “State” certified copy of a birth certificate. There is a $20.00 fee for a birth certificate requested from the Vital Records office.  Faster service is also available for an additional fee for requests ordered online via VitalChek. VitalChek is the only third party vendor approved by CT DPH to accept vital record orders.

Obtaining a Birth Certificate if You have Lost Yours

Go to:–Reporting/Vitalrecs/State-Vital-Records-Office—Birth-Certificates for more information on:

Who Can Request a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate?
How Much Does a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate Cost?
How Do I Request a Birth Certificate?
Application to Request a Birth Certificate

To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
Search by service name: Records/Licenses/Permits


SOURCES: Connecticut State Department of Public Health – Vital Records Section website; “Where to Write for Vital Records” at National Center for Health Statistics website