Connecticut (CT) maintains a wide online resource for the state vital records. These records encompass information on Birth, Marriage, Civil Union, Death and Fetal Death initially recorded and verified by the Vital Record Registrar located in each town.
Vital records from July 1, 1897 and over 169 towns in this state are available online. Records of vital events which occurred prior to this date can be obtained by the town clerk and registrar at the venue of the event.
You may obtain copies of vital records on the DPH official site by filling out preset request forms and mailing them to the state vital records office or the town clerk of your town. In mailing requests to town clerks, a fee of $20 should be mailed along with the forms. If you're sending the request to the state vital records office, you may remit the payment to the treasurer of Connecticut State (Mailing addresses are available on the same DPH site).
Obtaining a copy of a vital record may take six weeks upon request to the State Vital Records Office. If you wish to receive a copy as soon as possible, you may contact the town clerk for a quicker turn-around time.
For further public records you wish to obtain, you may navigate to the DPH FAQ to check and see if the information is available online.
When searching for criminal or court records, information can also be viewed online on the CT Judicial Branch website. An extensive search feature for CT cases on the case look up page is available to narrow your search. The case look up page organizes cases into five categories:
Each category has a docket search of different search options.
For example, under the criminal and motor vehicle look up are search options of defendant name, docket number, or district court name. For housing cases you may search by party name, premises address, and by docket number.
For criminal and motor vehicle cases, conviction information can be viewed and is available for inquiry on the website for a maximum period of ten years after the date of conviction.
Only the records of the juvenile cases, under the Connecticut General Statute 46b-124, are maintained as confidential records. There may be some exceptions though to some juvenile cases and you may contact the district court where the case is filed to inquire as to the availability of the information. You may also present an inquiry to the judicial branch representatives participating in juvenile programs. The Juvenile Access Pilot Program provides public access to hearings on juvenile cases.
If you wish to obtain full records of cases, you may visit the courts where the cases are filed. For criminal or motor vehicle records though, you need to submit a written request indicating the name and the date of birth. Should it be possible, include the date of arrest or disposition on the request.
Court documents copies have a fee of $1.00 per page and $.25 per page for administrative documents.
If you have queries concerning any CT case, you may inquire on the external affairs division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch at (860) 757-2270.
Public records in Connecticut are available under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, first enacted in 1975, and presently found under Sec. 1-210. Connecticut public records are defined as "any recorded data or information relating to the conduct of the public's business prepared, owned, used, received or retained by a public agency, or to which a public agency is entitled to receive a copy by law or contract under section 1-218, whether such data or information be handwritten, typed, tape-recorded, printed, photostated, photographed or recorded by any other method."
Colorado public records are available to anyone, who may request such public records and has the right to inspect or copy them. Among those documents not available as public records in Colorado are any preliminary drafts or notes in which it may be determined that disclosure would not be in the best public interest, personnel files or medical records where disclosure is deemed an invasion of personal privacy and various other documentation, such as that involved in ongoing police investigations.