Connecticut Birth Records


Connecticut has been maintaining birth records since July 1, 1897 when the government made it mandatory to begin recording vital records such as births. An incomplete collection that dates all the way back to 1850 is available from the Connecticut State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit phone: (860)-757-6580.

Connecticut is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records in Connecticut become public once they are 100 years old, which is for births in 1922 and before.

Connecticut Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1897-2022 for the entire state of Connecticut is The Vital Records Office at The Department of Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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