Birth Certificates Additional Information

INFORMATION REGARING OBTAINING COPIES OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

Those eligible to have access to, to examine, or obtain copies of birth certificates or birth records:

  • The person whose birth is on record, if over eighteen (18) years of age
  • Such person’s children, grandchildren, spouse, civil union partner, parent*, guardian, or grandparent (*Note: A father has access only if he is recorded on the child’s birth certificate)
  • Chief Executive Officer (or authorized agent) of the municipality where the birth occurred
  • Local Director of Health (or authorized agent) for the town or city where the birth occurred or where the mother was a resident of at the time of the birth
  • Attorneys-At-Law and title examiners representing such person or such person’s parent, guardian, child or surviving spouses
  • Members of genealogical societies incorporated or authorized by the secretary of the state to do business or conduct affairs in this state
  • Agents of the a state or federal agency as approved by the Department of Public Health
  • Researchers approved by the Department of Public Health pursuant to CT State Statutes section 19a-25 

Any eligible party requesting a copy of a birth certificate shall provide verification of the relationship entitling them to a copy of the birth certificate.  ADDITIONALLY, the requester must submit the following documentation:

  • A government issued photographic identification;
  • OR if a photo ID is not available, at least two of the following documents:
    • An original social security card
    • Written verification of identity from employer
    • Automobile registration
    • Copy of utility bill showing name and address
    • Checking account deposit slip showing name and address
    • Voter registration card

Other forms or information regarding birth certificates in the State of Connecticut may be found at the following link: Dept. of Public Health-Vital Records.