How to Find Connecticut Death Records
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
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:
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:
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:
To apply for a Stillbirth Certificate, download the application here:
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
State Registrar of Vital Records
Department of Public Health
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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