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Copies of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates

You must provide a photocopy of a government-issued photo I.D. (driver's license or passport) to your order to receive any certificate copy whether you order in-person or by mail.

If you order in-person or by mail, you can pay by cash or check payable to BRANFORD TOWN CLERK. Orders by mail must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope (#10 size).  At this time, we do not accept debit or credit cards.

Birth Certificates  $20  (Note, wallet-sized certificates are no longer accepted as proof of birth)
Records of births that have occurred within the state of Connecticut may be obtained in any of the following three locations: 1). The town where the birth occurred (hospital town) 2). the town in which the mother resided at the time of birth of the baby, and 3). at the Department of Public Health in Hartford. Birth Certificates may be issued on one of the following conditions:

  • By order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Upon written request of the person whose birth is recorded, if of age.
  • Upon request of a state department or the Federal government, when approved by the state department of health.
  • Upon written request of a parent or other lawful representative of such person (with proper identification).
  • Spouse.
  • Children, if of legal age.
  • Grandparents of minors.

Death Certificates $20
If the death occurred in Branford, or the decedant's residence was in Branford at the time of death, the death certificate is filed in the Branford Town Clerk's office.  A certified copy may be requested for the fee of $20.00 each via cash or check payable to "Branford Town Clerk." Photo identification is required, and no debit or credit cards are accepted at this time.

Marriage Certificates $20
Couples who were married in Branford or living in Branford at the time of marriage can obtain certified copies from the Branford Town Clerk. ** Please bring photo identification, and the fee is $20.00 per certified copy.

Last Updated: Mon, 10/17/2022 - 9:25am