If you are looking for the records of someone who was born, married, or who has died out of town, but within the State of Connecticut, you may call the State Customer Service Office at (860) 509-7700. If you are looking for information on how to obtain Vital Records from other states, please refer to the link for the National Center for Health Statistics.
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website, www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express(r), Discover(r), MasterCard(r) or Visa(r).
During the Vitalchek application process online, under "select a birth certificate" section, make sure the order is being submitted to the Town of West Hartford and not Connecticut Dept. of Public Health.
A copy of your birth certificate is on file in the Town Clerk's office of the
town in which you were born, and in the town in which your mother lived at the
time of your birth. However, ifyour child was born after 2003 (to the present) the West
Hartford Clerk's Office has access to your child's birth certificate no matter
what town in Connecticut they were born. A certified copy of a full size birth certificate is $20.00. Birth certificates are confidential in Connecticut
and are available only to the individual or his or her spouse, parent, child, or
grandparent. In order to obtain a copy of a birth certificate, you must give
your name at birth, date of birth, photocopy of your driver's license or photo
I.D., and your mother's maiden name.
To request a certified copy of a birth certificate through the mail, you will
to complete thebirth certificate request form, print and mail it in with a copy of
a government-issued photo ID. You must sign this form before sending in your
You may request a death certificate either by mail or in person. The Town
Clerk's office is located in Room 313 of the Town Hall, (860) 561-7430.
Certified copies of death certificates
can be obtained for anyone who was living in West Hartford at the time of the
event or who died in the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut from 1854 until
present. If you are looking for the records of someone who has died out of town
but within the State of Connecticut, please contact the Town Clerk's office in
the town where the death occurred or you may call the State Customer Service
Office at (860) 509-7700. If you are looking for information on how to obtain
Vital Records from other states, please refer to the link for the National Center for Health
Statistics . If you don't have it already, you will need Acrobat Reader in order to
view this information.
For anyone who died on or after July 1, 1997, certified copies that show the
social security number of the deceased will be issued to the immediate family
members only! Certified copies of death certificates without social security
numbers will be issued to anyone else.
Death records are open to public inspection. All vital record requests must
be done in person or by way of postal mail. Please do not try to request vital
records over the telephone or via email. Vital record requests that do not meet
the requirements specified by the State of Connecticut will be refused.
Obtaining Death Certificates by Mail
To obtain a certified copy of a death certificate by mail please complete
this formand include:
* Photocopy of driver's license
* Indicate relationship to deceased (include supporting documentation)
* $20.00 per copy, check or money order - made payable to Town of West
* Self addressed stamped return envelope
Mail your request to:
Town of West
Town Clerk's Office - Room 313
50 South Main Street
Hartford, CT 06107
In order to obtain a certified copy of a marriage license, you will need to
provide the name of the individuals who were married and the date of marriage.
Certified copies may be obtained for $20.00 each. If you wish to order by mail,
please complete this form. You may call (860)561-7430 if you require additional
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