Individuals getting married in Connecticut must obtain their marriage license no more than 65 days before their wedding from the Town Clerk's office in the town where the wedding is to take place.
Both the bride and groom must apply for the license in person, but they do not have to appear together.
The fee for a marriage license is $50.00.
The fee for certified copies of marriage licenses is $20.00 per copy.
Copies of birth certificates are on file in the Town Clerk's office in the town of occurrence, in the Town Clerk's office in the town of residence of the mother at time of birth, and the State of Connecticut Department of Vital Statistics in Hartford.
You may obtain a certified copy from any of these sources.
The fee is $20.00 per copy.
All requests for birth certificates must be made in writing. If you are requesting a birth certificate by mail, please include the following:
- Full name and date of birth of individual named on the certificate.
- Parents' full names when birth occurred (including mother's maiden name).
- Proof of identification (copy of your current driver's license or any other photo ID).
- If photo ID is not available, copies of two of the following may be used: Social Security card, written verification of identity from employer (on letter head), automobile registration, copy of utility bill showing name and address, pay stub with name on it, checking account deposit slip stating name and address.
- Please be sure to include address where the certificate is to be sent, and all requests must be signed.
Copies of death certificates are on file in the Town Clerk's office where an individual died, the Town Clerk's office where an individual resided before their death, and the State of Connecticut Department of Vital Statistics in Hartford.
In order to obtain a certified copy of a death certificate, you must provide the name and date of death of the individual
The fee for certified copies is $20.00 per copy.
Civil Union/Marriage Conversion Certificate
Only the parties to the civil union may request that the civil union certificate be converted to a marriage certificate. The civil union must have been in effect on October 1,2010. A civil union that was dissolved or in the process of dissolution on October 1, 2010 does not convert to marriage. In order to convert the civil union certificate to a marriage certificate, at least one of the parties to the civil union must affirm that the civil union was not dissolved, nor pending dissolution on October 1, 2010.