Copies of Birth certificates are on file in the Town Clerk's office in the town of occurrence, in the Town Clerk's office in the town of residence of the mother at the time of birth, and the State of Connecticut Department of Vital Statistics in Hartford. You may obtain a certified copy from the town of occurrence or town of residence. They are available in full and wallet size. The fee is $20.00 per certified copy of a full-size copy and $15.00 per certified copy of a wallet-size copy. Birth records less than 100 years old are confidential in Connecticut, and may be obtained only by the individual, parent or guardian, grandparent, spouse or children, Chief Executive Official of a municipality or their agent, local Health Director, members of incorporated genealogical societies, persons authorized by a court order, and State or Federal Agency Authorized by the State Commissioner of Public Health.
To obtain an application for a certified copy of a birth certificate click here. For proof of identification asked for in the application, a copy of your current drivers license or any government issued photo ID must be included with your request. If a photo ID is not available, copies of two of the following may be used: Social Security Card, Written verification of identity from employer (on letter head), Automobile Registration, Copy of Utility Bill showing name and address, Pay Stub with name, and Checking Account deposit slip stating name and address. Grandparents, spouses and children for a registrant have additional requirements to prove relationship. Please call the Town Clerk's Office for additional information at (860)675-2380.
Expedited processing service is also available for an additional fee for requests ordered on-line via VitalChek. VitalChek, a third party vendor approved by the CT DPH, allows customers to order certificates from Farmington through either a toll free telephone number or on-line.
VitalChek can be reached either through its website, www.vitalchek.com, or by phone at 1-866-809-0839. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. Only requests ordered via Vitalchek allow customers to pay for certificates with a credit card and to track the status of ordered certificates that are sent by UPS overnight mail.