Vital Record Information

Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates

Birth, death and marriage records can be obtained for anyone who was living in Barkhamsted at the time of the event or if the birth, death or marriage took place in Barkhamsted.

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. All vital records requests must be done either in person or by postal mail. A photo ID must be presented or a copy of a photo ID included with request by mail. For the request form to obtain birth, death or marriage certificates, please click the appropriate link.

All requests must also include the fee of $20 per certificate and a self-addressed, postage-stamped envelope for return of the certificate. Checks and money orders made payable to Barkhamsted Town Clerk or cash is accepted. No credit or debit cards.

If you are looking for the records of someone who was born, married, or died out of town, but within the State of Connecticut, you may contact the town where the event occurred. Click here to access the Connecticut Town Vital Records Directory to contact the appropriate town. You may call the State Customer Service Office at (860) 509-7700 (available 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm) or see the State Vital Records Office website to request a copy from the State.

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. Acrobat Reader is required to view this information. It may be possible to order vital records online from other states by contacting www.vitalchek.com.


Please don’t hesitate to call this office if you have any additional questions.