Birth Certificates

East Haddam’s Birth records date back to 1703. Per state statute, all Birth records 100 years old and older are open to the public. Birth Records less than 100 years old are restricted access records. Certified copies of short form birth certificates (wallet) are $15.00 per copy and long form birth certificates are $20.00 per copy. 

Birth certificates are available for all in state births after 2003.  Prior to that time, we have certificates on file for anyone whose mother resided in East Haddam at the time of their birth or when the birth occurred within the town. Photo identification must be presented when a request is made. You must be over eighteen years of age to obtain a birth certificate.  If the request is made by mail, a copy of the applicant’s photo identification must be attached.  You may only request a birth certificate for yourself, your child, grandchild, parent, grandparent or spouse.

Birth certificate request form

Death Certificates

East Haddam’s Death records date back to the 17th century.  Per state statute, Death records are accessible to the public . Social security numbers will, however, be removed unless you are a qualified party by law. death certificates are $20.00 per certified copy.

Death certificates are available from the Town Clerk’s office for anyone who died within the Town of East Haddam, or for an individual that passed outside of East Haddam, but within the State Connecticut, and was a resident of the town at the time of their death.


Burial and Cremation Permits are available to funeral homes for the fee of $5.00 each.  The permits are required prior to disposition of a body.


The town Clerk has appointed the following individuals to act as subregistrar’s for the issuance of burial permits.

Thomas J. Portelance, Jr. - Spencer Funeral Home, PO Box 90, 112 Main Street, East Hampton, CT 06424
Patricia McCarthy, Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, CT 06415
death certificate request form

Marriage Certificates

Marriage Licenses and certified copies of Marriage Certificates.

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses must be obtained in the town where the ceremony is to be held. There is no requirement for premarital blood work or a waiting period in Connecticut.   The East Haddam Town Clerk’s Office has jurisdiction to issue marriage licenses for ceremonies occurring within its borders only. 

It is requested that the marriage license worksheet (general information about each person, including parents’ names/maiden names and the state or country of parents’ birth) be completed and emailed to the town clerk at in advance of coming in for the license.  the license will be prepared prior to your arrival.  Once issued, it is valid for 65 days, the ceremony must be performed within the borders of East Haddam.  The fee is $50.00 due at the time of application.  .

After the ceremony has been performed, the license must be returned to the town of occurrence by the Officiator.  Certified copies shall be available at the Town Clerk's Office in the town where the ceremony was held and subsequently in the towns of residence of both parties as long as the towns are within Connecticut.  Likewise, certified copies of marriage licenses for East Haddam residents that occurred in other towns within our state will be available at the East Haddam Town Clerk’s Office. Social security information shall be redacted on any marriage license issued if the requester is not named in the certificate.  The fee for issuance of a certified copy is $20.00.

The Town Clerk's Office does not accept debit or credit cards.  Please be prepared to tender payment either by cash or check.

Marriage License Worksheet.pdf

marriage request form.pdf 

General Information
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