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Birth Certificate


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Download Application Form for copy of Birth Certificate here (Spanish)

We only issue birth certificates for individuals who were born in the City of New Haven.  The fee for a full size birth certificate as of October 1, 2009 is $20.00 per copy, cash or money order. The full size copy lists all of your information (parents names, weight etc.) A wallet size is also available that lists your name & date of birth for $15.

Birth certificates are confidential according to State Statute. The only person who may obtain a birth certificate is the individual making the request. They must be over the age of 16, and provide proper ID (see above).

Parents may also obtain their child’s birth certificate with proper ID. If your child was born in New Haven we will look up the certificate that will identify you as either the mother or the father.

If you are a biological grandparent, you may purchase your grandchild’s birth certificate, with proper ID, along with proof of relation (such as your child’s birth certificate).  If your child was not born in New Haven you must provide an original birth certificate (containing the raised seal) for your child, in order to purchase your grandchild’s certificate.

If you are obtaining a certificate for your spouse, you must provide your marriage license. If you were married in New Haven, we will be able to verify this in our records.

Applying for a Certificate by Mail:
If you are applying for a certificate by mail, you must send a letter stating what type of certificate you are requesting as well as the required identification or download & print the proper application for what you are requesting. A daytime telephone number is also required, along with a return address.  Include a money order for the amount of your request made out to Vital Statistics. We do not accept personal checks or cash for mail requests.

Our mail usually takes 4-6 weeks to process. If you need your document sooner, you may use the postal overnight service, which we receive & process the same day. If you want your correspondence returned overnight, you must provide a pre-paid envelope filled out with the correct return address.

To receive any certificate from the office of Vital Statistics, an individual must have proper identification. Acceptable forms of identification (ID) include:

  • Current State ID issued by DMV;
  • Current motor vehicle ID issued by the State DMV (with the correct address);
  • A valid passport. (copy of page with photo and expiration date listed)
  • Current Military ID

Alternative ID
If you do not have any of this information, you will need any two of the following documents:

You need 2 of the following;

  • Social Security Card
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Current utility bill showing name and address
  • Voter’s Registration Card
  • Car Registration showing your name and address


You will also need the following information: 

  • We will need your full name at birth, your parent’s names (mother’s maiden name) and your date of birth.

Fees:
All fees for documents are payable by cash in the office or money order in the mail.  Money orders should be made payable to Vital Statistics.

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