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Connecticut State Vital Records Office - Death Certificates

Connecticut State Vital Records Office - Death Certificates

  • Who Can Request a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate?
  • How Do I Request a Death Certificate?
  • How Much Does a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate Cost?
  • One Time Fee Waiver for A Copy of a Veteran’s Death Certificate
  • Application to Request a Death Certificate from the State or Town

If you wish to request a copy of a vital record from the State Vital Records Office, please note the Office has a processing delay of approximately six (6) weeks for requests for birth, death, fetal death, and marriage certificates that are received through the mail.
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Who Can Request A Certified Copy Of A Death Certificate?

A certified copy of a Connecticut death certificate may be purchased for a fee by anyone over the age of 18 years. All CT death certificates include the decedent’s cause of death. Requesters must provide basic identifying information about the deceased on the Application for a Copy of a Death Certificate including the name of the decedent, the approximate date of death, and the town where the death occurred so a search for the record can be conducted. ...

Researchers may request a copy of a death certificate that includes all of the information in the “Administrative purposes” section of the death certificate except the Social Security number. The other “Administrative purposes” information includes the occupation, business/industry, race, and educational level of the deceased.

See Connecticut General Statutes §7-51a.

How Do I Request A Death Certificate?

A certified copy of a death certificate may be ordered from the town of death or the State Vital Records office via regular mail, in person or via VitalChek, a contracted vendor that provides expedited service for an additional fee. For regular mail requests, click on the link to complete the Application for a copy of Death Certificate and send the completed form, along with a postal money order for the fee amount for each copy of the requested death certificate to the town (see the Town Vital Records Directory) or to the State Vital Records Office.
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=390664#Who

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