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Birth, marriage, civil union, and death records can be obtained for anyone who was living in Manchester at the time of the event or was born, married, or who died in the Town of Manchester, Connecticut from 1823 until present . If you are looking for the records of someone who was born, married, or who has died out of town, but within the State of Connecticut, 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.
People who were born in Manchester, or their parents lived in Manchester at their time of birth, can be issued certified copies of birth certificates either by the Manchester Town Clerk, or the Town Clerk in the town where their birth occurred.
Certified copies of marriage or civil union licenses can be obtained for couples who had their ceremony in Manchester, or who lived in Manchester at the time of the ceremony. For marriages or civil unions that occurred on or after July 1, 1997, certified copies of licenses showing social security numbers will be issued to the parties named on the certificate. Certified copies of licenses with social security numbers blackened out will be issued to anyone else.
Certified copies of death certificates can be issued for anyone who died in Manchester, or who lived in Manchester at the time of death. If the person lived in and died in another town, please contact the Town Clerk's office in the town where the death occurred for a copy of the death certificate. For anyone who died on or after July 1, 1997, certified copies of death certificates 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.
All vital records are open to public inspection, with the exception of birth records. Unlike death and marriage records, birth records which are less than 100 years old are not public information within the State of Connecticut. For more information on requirements for obtaining birth, marriage, and death certificates, please follow the corresponding links below. All vital record requests must be done in person, or by way of postal mail. Please do not try and 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.