Per the recent announcement from Mayor O’Leary regarding access restrictions on municipal buildings, the Town Clerk’s Office and Vital Statistics will be open to the public by appointment only, effective Monday, October 5th. The department hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Before visiting City Hall, please call (203) 574-6806 to make an appointment with the Town Clerk's Office or (203) 574-6800 to make an appointment with Vital Statistics. Mayor O’Leary has asked residents to conduct city related business over the phone, by mail, or email to the greatest extent possible.
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.
Listing files in 'Vital Statistics'
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 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. 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. If you are one of the parties listed on the marriage certificate or the next of kin/informant listed on the death certificate, please provide identification such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID.
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