Connecticut death certificates are available to the general public. Anyone over 18 years of age may request a copy of any Connecticut death certificate.
If you are requesting a death certificate for a death that occurred after July 1, 1997, the social security number of the decedent will not be included on the certificate that you receive unless you are:
- Immediate family member of the decedent
- Executor of the decedent’s estate
- A party specified on the death certificate, such as the informant, funeral director/ embalmer, or certifying physician
- Other persons as authorized by Department of Public Health
For any death occurring after December 31, 2001, the “Administrative Purposes” section of the death certificate, which includes the decedent’s social security number, occupation, business/industry, race, Hispanic origin, and educational level, will not be included on the certificate you receive, except to the above mentioned parties.
The fee to search for a death certificate is $20.00 and includes one certified copy of the death certificate or a "Certificate of Failure to Find." If you are ordering a death certificate from the town or city where the death occurred, send a money order made payable to that town or city. If you are ordering a death certificate from the State Vital Records Office, send a money order or bank check made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut.” Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fees are not refundable.
- Full name of deceased
- Date of death
- Father's name
- Mother's name
- If married, spouse's name
- Name of person requesting the death certificate
- Address of person requesting the death certificate
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Relationship to the deceased
- Intended use of certified copy
Submitting Your Request
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11 VRS
Hartford, CT 06134
Each of the 169 towns in Connecticut has its own vital records department. To obtain a copy of a death certificate from the town where the death occurred, click here to find the address and telephone number for the vital records office in each of the towns in Connecticut.
Many communities in Connecticut, while commonly considered "towns," are actually communities within larger towns. To find the town in which a particular community exists, click here.