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.
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.
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 the Application for Copy of Death Certificate form below and 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 Hartford
- Self addressed stamped return envelope
Mail your request to:
Town of West Hartford
Town Clerk's Office - Room 313
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107