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 on file for anyone born in East Haddam, or anyone whose mother resided in East Haddam at the time of their birth. 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 Marriace 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. 

At the Town Clerk’s office, both parties will complete a license worksheet (general information about each person, including parents’ names/maiden names and the state or country of parents’ birth). The license will be prepared while the applicants wait, and they will leave with their license in hand. 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

Application for certified copy of Marriage license.pdf

Town Clerk’s Office
Debra H. Denette, Town Clerk
Beverly R. Christopher, Assistant Town Clerk
PO Box 385, 1 Plains Road
Moodus, CT 06469


The Clerk’s Office is closed to the public until further notice.   
The following constitutes our plans so that we can continue to operate.

On Line Land Records:  Our land record images are free to view for the duration of the National Emergency.  East Haddam has images available from June 1983 to the current date.  Prior to that date, please call the Office, we will attempt to assist you. The web address is:  By changing the date in the date range to the current date you will have the most up to date information.  The date indicated is the date we are verified through (someone has to check the checker).

Recordings:  Please call 860-873-5027 for drop box instructions.  Please put your fax number or email with the recording so that we can forward the receipt with your recording information to you.  It would be preferable if you mail your recording. 

Sportsman’s Licenses

You may procure your licenses at
If you do not have a printer, we will be happy to print and mail the license to you once payment has been made via the on line option.  If you are entitled to a free license we will process the license and mail it to you upon request. Payments by cash or check can be made at the drop box window, and we will process your license through the box.

Dog’s Licenses

2020/2021 licenses go on sale June 1st.  We are asking that all licensing be processed through the mail this year.  The drop box is another option, but not ideal for mass processing.  Renewal notices will be mailed prior to June 1st.

Liquor Permits

Please call the office for instructions if you have a permit to file. 

Absentee Balloting

Presidential preference primaries have been rescheduled to August 11, 2020.  Ballots are not available at this time, accordingly, please process your application entirely through the mail at this time.

Notary Public service

Notarial services are being conducted at the Clerk window and through the tax collectors drop box.  Please call for additional information and to arrange for an appointment.

Vital Statistics

Copies of birth, marriages and death certificates will be processed through the mail only.  Please visit the Clerk’s website at for the application and information on mail processing instructions.

Marriage Licenses

Please call the office to discuss.

Filing of Death Certificates

Please call the office for an appointment.   

Agenda’s and Minutes

Minutes are available for review at 

For all other concerns, please call or email the Office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this crisis together.

Deb Denette

1 Plains Road
PO Box 385
Moodus ,
Fax: 860-873-5042

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm