Certified copies of death certificates can be obtained for anyone who was living in Manchester at the time of the event or who died in the Town of Manchester, Connecticut from 1823 until present. If you are looking for the records of someone who has died out of town but within the State of Connecticut, please contact the Town Clerk's office in the town where the death occurred or you may call the State Customer Service Office at (860) 509-7700. If you are looking for information on how to obtain Vital Records from other states, please refer to the link for the National Center for Health Statistics . If you don't have it already, you will need Acrobat Reader in order to view this information.
For anyone who died on or after July 1, 1997, certified copies that show the social security number of the deceased will be issued to the immediate family members only! Certified copies of death certificates without social security numbers will be issued to anyone else.
Death records are open to public inspection. All vital record requests must be done in person or by way of postal mail. Please do not try to request vital records over the telephone or via email. Vital record requests that do not meet the requirements specified by the State of Connecticut will be refused.
Obtaining Death Certificates by Mail
To obtain a certified copy of a death certificate by mail please include the following information:
- Name and date of death
- Include photocopy of driver's license
- Indicate relationship to deceased (include supporting documentation)
- $20.00 per copy, check or money order - made payable to Manchester Town Clerk
- Self addressed stamped return envelope
Mail your request to:
Town of Manchester
Town Clerk's Office
41 Center Street
P.O. Box 191
Manchester, CT 06045-0191