Please follow the links below for applications, fees and requirements on obtaining licenses and certificates. Cash, money orders or cashier's checks are accepted; no personal checks or credit cards.
For your convenience you may submit copy requests by mail. All mail requests are processed on the day they are received in our office. Please refer to the appropriate application form and identification requirements below.
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Vital Statistics Guidelines: Due to a recent increase in identity theft, the Office of the Town Clerk would like to remind Waterbury's citizens of the guidelines for obtaining a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate. These guidelines, developed by the State of Connecticut, are crucial in maintaining the rights and safety of the City's residents.
Accessing Birth Certificates: Access to birth records less than 100 years old is restricted in Connecticut. Pursuant to CT general statues, the following are the only persons who may have access to or be permitted to examine the original or any copy of a birth certificate or birth record – no exceptions will be made:
- The person whose birth is recorded, if over eighteen years of age
- Such person's children, grandchildren, spouse, parent, guardian or grandparent
- Attorneys-at-law and title examiners representing such person or such person's parent, guardian, child or surviving spouse
- Members of genealogical societies incorporated or authorized by the secretary of the state to do business or conduct affairs in this state
- Agents of a state of federal agency as approved by the department
Any eligible party requesting a copy of a birth certificate must provide verification of the relationship entitling them to a copy of the birth certificate. Additionally, the requester must submit the following documentation (only these documents are allowed as proof of identification):
Birth Certificate Identification Requirements
Telephone verification of any information concerning the birth of birth record is prohibited. The charge is $20.00 for a copy of a large form birth certificate and $15.00 for a copy of a short form birth certificate. Cash, money orders or cashier's checks are accepted; no personal checks or credit cards. Money Orders and Cashier's Checks should be made out to " City of Waterbury, Vital Statistics ".
Accessing Marriage or Death Certificates: Any person may obtain a copy of a marriage or death certificate (all documents subject to the Freedom of Information Act). Social Security Numbers WILL BE REMOVED as applicable, in accordance with Public Act 97-7. The charge is $20.00 for a marriage or death certificate, and all copies will be certified with a raised seal.
Antoinette "Chick" Spinelli
235 Grand Street, 1st floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-6800
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m