Vital Records


 

Birth Certificates

Marriage Licenses and Certificates

Death Certificates

 

Birth Certificates

 

If you were born in Branford, or if your parents were living in Branford at the time of your birth, you may obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate either by coming into the office, or by writing for it.

By State law, your Birth Certificate may be obtained only by

  • yourself

  • your child

  • your parent or legal guardian

  • your spouse

  • your grandparent

  • or by a legal representative providing documentation.

If you are writing for a copy of your birth certificate make sure in your letter to include:

  • your name

  • your date of birth

  • your mother's full maiden name and birthplace

  • your fatherís name and birthplace

  • identification of your relationship to the person if not yourself, and documentation if necessary

  • your signature

  • a photocopy of your picture ID, such as a driverís license

  • and payment of $5 for each certified copy

Checks are payable to Branford Town Clerk. The fee is set by State Statute.

When we receive a mail request, we usually mail the certificate back the same day. We cannot fax birth certificates to you.

The Town of Branford has birth records back to the mid1600's.

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Marriage Licenses and Certificates

 

Marriage licenses are issued by the Town Clerk either in the Town where the ceremony is performed, or in the town of residence of either the bride or groom.

  1. Both the bride and the groom must appear at the office to apply for and to sign the license, but not necessarily together.

  2. The license is valid for 65 days from the date of application.

  3. The fee for the license is $30. Certified copies of the license are $5.00 each. Fees are set by State Statute.

  4. If the applicant is under 18 years of age, written consent of a parent or guardian is required on the license.

  5. If the applicant is under 16 years of age, the Judge of Probate must endorse with written consent on the license.

  6. To obtain a certified copy by mail, write to the Town Clerk, indicate the names of the bride and groom and the marriage date, enclose payment of $5 for each copy.

The Town of Branford has marriage records back to the mid 1600's.

Click here for Justice of Peace here in Branford

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Death Certificates

 

The Town of Branford has death records back to the mid 1600's.

If you are writing for a copy, please include:

  • the date of the event

  • the name of the deceased

  • and the fee of $5 for each certified copy
     

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