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Birth Certificates

A Hartford birth certificate may be obtained through the following means:

  • In person, 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., 550 Main Street, Room 103 (first floor)
  • Through a mailed-in written request.
  • Through web orders processed at

Please click on the link below to review Connecticut State Statutes for requirements for access, examination, issuance of birth certificates:

C.G.S. 7-51

C.G.S. 7-51a

Birth records of 100 years or older are public information and do not require identification.

Copies of birth certificates are available in a wallet size $15.00 for each copy or full-size for a fee of $20.00 for each copy. (NOTE: passports require the full size) There are protective plastic covers available for the wallet size for an additional $1.00 and full size for an additional $2.00.  For further details, call the information line at (860) 757-9690. (Mail Request Only)


Birth Certificate Application Process

To facilitate providing the necessary information, you may download a copy of the Application for Birth Certificate form in English or in Spanish. To be able to access this form, your computer must have Acrobat Reader. Most computers have Acrobat Reader, and it will usually activate itself automatically. If your computer does not have Acrobat Reader, you can download a copy of it by going to the Adobe website.

The various methods of requesting Birth Certificates are:

In-Person Requests

You may obtain a birth certificate immediately in person. You will be required to fill out a short application and produce valid identification as outlined above. Purchases may be made with cash or money order payable to the City of Hartford. Copies are $15 each for wallet size and $20 each for full-size.

Mailed-In Requests

Please make sure you have included the items and information indicated in the above chart. Make the money order payable to the City of Hartford. Copies are $15 each for wallet size and $20 each forfull-size. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive the certificate(s). (Please Don't Send Cash) Our mailing address is:

Office of the Town and City Clerk
Bureau of Vital Records
550 Main Street
Ground Floor, Room 103
Hartford, CT 06103

Choose your method of request and supply the indicated items.


Required Items

Required For Mailed-In Requests

Full Name at birth


Date of Birth


Both Parents’ Full Names Including Mother’s Maiden Name


Parents’ Place of Birth-state or country


Daytime Phone Number


Copies of Acceptable Forms of Identification (see list below)


Signature of person making request


Money Order Made out to The City of Hartford (Copies are $15 each for wallet size and $20 each for full-size)


Return Address  
Self Addressed Stamped Envelope


Credit Card Number  
Type of Credit Card  
Name as it appears on Credit Card  
Card expiration date  
Signature of person making request  


Acceptable forms of identification must include valid driver's license, or two of the following, one of which must have a photo:

  1. Social Security Card
  2. Employment ID
  3. State or City ID
  4. If you do not have any of the ID’s listed above, please send copies of at least two recent bills which show your name and current address.




To Order by VitalCheck (WEB)

In order to expedite orders for persons not able to purchase their record in person, the Bureau of Vital Records participates in the VitalChek network, which means you may order a certificate on an expedited basis through the Internet.

You may place an order for a birth certificate through VitalChek 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, our office will process your order only during regular business hours. Please note that most express carriers will not deliver to a PO box. You may inquire as to the shipping and handling fees for regular, international, or Saturday deliveries by calling VitalChek. Need help with VitalChek?


For more information contact the Office of the Town and City Clerk at 860-757-9690.

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM