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Vital Records

For in person requests, the fee is $20 for each certified copy payable by certified bank check, money order, cash or debit/cards. (Debit/Credit cards will incur a $2.50 processing fee.) For requests via mail (USPS), the fee is $20 plus please send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Online ordering will incur additional service fees. Personal checks are NOT accepted. 

By mail

See the form below for instructions

Birth Certificate Request

Death Certificate Request

In person

You'll need to provide and ID.  Please see the request form for examples. The $20. fee is payable with cash, certified bank check, money order or MC/Visa debit card.  If a card is used, there will be an additional $2.00 credit card fee.  NO personal checks accepted. 

If the child was born in late 2002 through the present, once the birth is registered, it can be obtained in any Connecticut Town Clerk's Office.  


Enter your request in the Putnam, CT Town Clerk's Permitium Vital Statistics online portal for fast and easy vital record ordering via personal computer or mobile device. Postage and processing fees will apply.


Birth Records Less Than 100 Years Old

Connecticut birth records less than 100 years old are not open to the general public. To be eligible to receive a copy of a birth certificate, you must be able to document that you are:

  • The registrant and 18 years of age or older
  • The parent, guardian, grandparent, or spouse of the registrant (see application for more detail)
  • The child or grandchild of the registrant and 18 years of age or older (see application for more detail)
  • A member of an incorporated genealogical society authorized to conduct business in the State of Connecticut (please visit the Connecticut State Library History and Genealogy Unit website for more information)
  • An attorney at law representing the registrant or the registrant’s parent, guardian, child, or surviving spouse
  • A state or federal agency employee and with an authorized release from the registrant, who is 18 years of age or older

Birth Records More Than 100 Years Old

Birth records more than 100 years old are open to any person over 18 years of age.

See Connecticut General Statutes 7-51 and 7-51a.