Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates & Fees - Town Clerk's Office

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates with birth years from 2002-present can be obtained at any town clerks office in the State of Connecticut. If you were born prior to 2002, you must obtain the birth certificate from the town clerk's office in the town the birth occurred.

NOTE: The Department of Motor Vehicle in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will only accept birth certificates that are issued directly by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. (

Birth certificates are confidential and only those persons whose name appears on the certificate (mother, father or person themselves – over the age of eighteen) are entitled to receive copies with the proper identification.

Grandparents can also obtain copies with the proper identification and proof of relationship (if you are a paternal grandparent your son’s name must be on the certificate in order to obtain a copy).

Legal court appointed guardians must provide original papers stating so.

Step parents are not allowed to obtain records.

Legal court order for a change of name can be obtained from the Probate Court in the town which you reside, once the order is granted you must bring the originals to the Town Clerk Office where the birth occurred so that the record can be amended.

*When coming into the office you must present a current photo ID (Driver License or Passport) or two other forms as stated on the application.

When applying for a Birth Certificate by mail, you give your name at the time of your birth, date of birth, Mother’s maiden name and father’s name. Enclose the appropriate fees. Again if you do not have photo identification, you must give other forms of identification. Requests will not be filled without the proper identification and the proper enclosed fee.

Fees and Applications

When appearing in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, please note that Cash and Credit Cards are accepted for Certified Copies of Certificates. The fee is $20 and if paying with a credit card there is an additional $2 service fee.

When applying by mail for a Certified copy of a Certificate, please note that a Money Order made payable to the City of Derby is accepted. Credit Cards are also accepted by mail; you must complete and include the credit card authorization form.

Applications for Certified Copy of Certificates by mail or email

Obtaining a Marriage License

Birth Certificate Certified Copy (long form) - $20.00
Marriage License required to get married - $50.00
Marriage Certificate Certified Copy - $20.00

Death Certificate Certified Copy - $20.00
Priority Express USPS Postage Fee (1-2 day delivery) $30.00
Burial Permit - $5.00
Cremation Permit - $5.00 

Genealogical Societies Approved in CT

Disclaimer: The documents posted here are for informational purposes only. Though every effort is made to ensure that they are up to date, you should also contact the proper department to ensure that they are current. Some departments may accept the documents as presented here, but others may require that you pick up a form directly from them. Please be advised that some of these files are quite large and will take some time to download if you do not have a broadband connection.