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Death Records in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut’s Vital Records Section maintains death records for deaths that occurred in Connecticut between July 1, 1897 and the present.

Anyone over 18 years of age may request a copy of a State of Connecticut death certificate. For death records of a person who died after July 1, 1997, the Social Security Number will not be listed on the death certificate unless you are:
• An immediate family member of the deceased
• The executor of the deceased’s estate
• A party specified on the death certificate such as an informant, funeral director, embalmer, or certifying physician.
• Other person authorized by the Department of Health
For death records after December 1, 2001, more information typically listed under the “Administration Purposes” section is left out unless you are one of the above mentioned people. This information includes Social Security Number, race, Hispanic origin, occupation, education level and business/industry.

To request a copy of a death certificate, download this application:
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/PB/HISR/vs-39dst.pdf

Fill the application out and mail with appropriate fees to:

State Of Connecticut
Department Of Public Health
Vital Records Section,
Customer Services, MS # 11 VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, Ct 06134-0308

Each death certificate requested costs $5 per copy. Send a check or a money order made payable to: Treasurer, State of Connecticut.

You can also request a copy of a death certificate directly from the town or city where the deceased lived at the time of his or her death. Download this application:
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/PB/HISR/vs-39d.pdf

Mail the completed request with the appropriate fees ($5 per copy in the form of a money order made payable to the Town Clerk at the city of death) to the Town Clerk at the town or city of death.

To locate the appropriate Town Clerk’s office, follow this link:
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/oppe/townclerks.htm

To apply for a Stillbirth Certificate, download the application here:
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/PB/HISR/vs-7.PDF

The parents are the only people who may request a Stillbirth Certificate. They must fill out the form and send payment of $15 (in the form of a check or money order made payable to: Treasurer, State of Connecticut.) to:
State Registrar of Vital Records
Department of Public Health
Vital Records-MS#11VRS
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Death records can be amended so long as you are a party entitled to make the change, you request the amendment in writing to the town or city where the death occurred, and submit documentation proving the information to be entered is correct. There is no charge to make an amendment however you should call the local registrar of the town to make sure you are entitled to make the change and to see exactly what documents you should provide.

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