Vitals: Birth, Death, & Marriage

Application for Birth Certificate

Application for Death Certificate

Application for Certified Marriage Certificate

Marriage License Application

Vital Statistics Guidelines

Due to a recent increase in identity theft, the Office of the Town Clerk would like to remind 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 for all individuals.

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.  

For a birth occurring on or after January 1, 2003

You may request a certified copy of the birth certificate from any Town Vital Records Office or the State Vital Records Office. 

For a birth occurring prior to January 1, 2003

You may request a certified copy of the birth certificate ONLY from the following:

  • The Town Vital Records Office of the town where the birth occurred, or
  • The town of the mother’s residence at the time of birth, or
  • The State Vital Records Office


  • The person whose birth is recorded, if over eighteen years of age (sixteen for a short form only). 
  • 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 or federal agency as approved by the State Department of Health.

    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): 

    If a Government issued photographic identification or if a photo ID is not available, at least two of the following documents are required: 
  • Social Security Card.
  • Written verification of identity from employer.
  • Automobile registration.
  • Copy of utility bill showing name and address.
  • Checking account deposit slip showing name and address.
  • Voter registration card.

    Telephone verification of any information concerning a birth or birth record is prohibited.

The charge is $20.00 for a copy of the full birth certificate. Payment can be made with cash or a check made out to the Woodbury Town Clerk.  The Town Clerk does not accept debit cards or credit cards.

Accessing Marriage, Civil Union or Death Certificates:   Any person may obtain a copy of a marriage, civil union 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, civil union or death certificate, and all copies will be certified with a raised seal.