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Death Certificates

A Hartford death certificate may be obtained in person, or through a mailed-in request. Mailed-in requests must be accompanied by a money order made payable to the City of Hartford. See below for further details.

Death Certificate Application Process

To facilitate providing the necessary information, you may download a copy of the Application for Death Certificate form. To be able to access this form, your computer must have Acrobat Reader. Most computers have Acrobat Reader, and it will usually activate itself automatically. If your computer does not have Acrobat Reader, you can download a copy of it by going to the Adobe website.

Choose your method of request and include the indicated items:


Required Items



Required Items

Required For Mailed-In Requests

Full Name of Deceased


Date of Death


Place of Death


Daytime Phone Number for Contact


Money Order Made out to The City of Hartford ($20 for each copy)


Return Address  
Self Addressed Stamped Envelope


Credit Card Number  
Type of Credit Card  
Name as it appears on Credit Card  
Card expiration date  

The various methods of requesting a Death Certificate are:

In-Person Requests

You may obtain a Death Certificate immediately in person. You will be required to fill out a short application and produce valid identification as outlined above. Purchases may be made with cash or money order payable to the City of Hartford. Copies are $20 each.

For Mailed-In Requests

Please make money order payable to the City of Hartford. Copies are $20 each. (Please Don't Send Cash) Please allow 4 - 6 weeks to receive the certificate(s). Our mailing address is:

Office of the Town and City Clerk
Bureau of Vital Records
550 Main Street 1st Floor, Room 103
Hartford, CT 06103


To Order by VitalCheck (WEB)

In order to expedite orders for persons not able to purchase their record in person the Bureau of Vital Records participates in the VitalChek network, which means you may order a certificate on an expedited basis through the Internet.

You may place an order for a marriage certificate through VitalChek 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, our office will process your order only during regular business hours. Please note that most express carriers will not deliver to a PO box. You may inquire as to the shipping and handling fees for regular, international, or Saturday deliveries by calling VitalChek.

City of Hartford does not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service;  VitalChek Network, Inc.  VitalChek can be reached either through its website, or by calling 866-556-8685.   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®. Need help with VitalChek?

For more information contact the Office of the Town and City Clerk at860-757-9690.

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM