Connecticut Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Connecticut marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Hartford
Most Populous City: Bridgeport
Total Area: 5,543 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 3574097
Website: http://www.ct.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Connecticut vital records concerning marriages and civil unions are available for $20. A check or money order is required to obtain Connecticut marriage records or those for civil unions from the town or city in which the ceremony took place, or the towns in which one or both persons resided at the time; for requests sent to the State Vital Records Office, only a money order is acceptable. In the case of Connecticut divorce records, contact the Clerk of Superior Court where the marriage or civil union was ended, as the State Vital Records Office does not have this information and thus cannot release it. One of the original colonies, Connecticut was admitted to the Union in January 1788 as the fifth state. One of its residents, Roger Sherman, was a member of the committee assigned to write the Declaration of Independence.

For more information on Connecticut vital records, visit Connecticut Birth & Death Vital Records

Connecticut Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section MS# 11VRS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7897
Fax: 860-509-7964
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM M-F
Note: Vital Records offices are located in each of the 169 towns in Connecticut. This office hold a registry-index. Certificate requests for events that occurred in Hartford must be directed to the City of Hartford Vital Records Registrar.
Record Access Requirements: Marriage certificates and civil union certificates are open to the general public. Anyone over 18 years of age may request a copy of any certificate. The call center at this agency is open only from 12PM-4PM.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section MS# 11VRS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7897
Fax: 860-509-7964
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM M-F
Note: To obtain a copy of a Divorce Decree or Dissolution of Civil Union Decree, one must request it from the Superior Court where the divorce or dissolution was granted.
Record Access Requirements: The state agency only has an index of records; copies of the original certificates must be obtained from the town or city where the divorce was recorded. The call center at this agency is open only from 12PM-4PM.
Search Note: The state indicates records may be obtained from the town/city clerk of occurrence for $10.00 each.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Chief Court Administrator
231 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-757-2100
Fax: 860-757-2130
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Small claims matters may be searched at the Centralized Small Claims Office at 80 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106. This court holds all small claims cases since May 2006, plus all of Manchester's small claims cases. Older files are searched locally.
Record Access Requirements: Records are retained per Sec 7-13 of the Superior Court General provision. Requests for specific case information may be requested from the Judicial Branch website or from the clerk's office where the case was filed.
Search Note: For a list of statewide court fees visit www.jud.ct.gov/external/super/courtfee.htm.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records - Records Center
Connecticut Record Center
111 Phoenix Ave
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: 860-741-3714
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM
Note: Case records are sent to the Record Center from 3 months to 5 years after disposition by the courts. These records are then maintained 10 years for misdemeanors and 20+ years for felonies.
Record Access Requirements: This agency only pulls case files; it does NOT do name searches. If a requester is certain that the record is at the Record Center, it is quicker to direct the request here rather than to the original court of record.
Search Note: Requests are only accepted in writing or in person.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860-685-8480
Fax: 860-685-8361
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: DPS-846-C Form "State Police Bureau of Identification Request" can be downloaded from the website.
Record Access Requirements: Records are open to the public using a name search. Fingerprint searches are also available to the public. Pending case information is available.
Search Note: Request forms may be downloaded from the website. Approximately 90% of the records on file are fingerprint supported.

Records Available: Vital Records
Connecticut Department of Corrections
Public Information Office
24 Wolcott Hill Rd
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-692-7780
Fax: 860-692-7783
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: Direct questions to DOC.PIO@po.state.ct.us.
Record Access Requirements: Records are open to the public using a name search. Location, conviction and sentencing information, bond, and release dates are released. An FOI request must be submitted to access records for inmates not currently incarcerated.

Connecticut County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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