The Town Clerk is the Registrar of Vital Statistics (births, marriages, deaths) for the Town of Fairfield.
The original certificates of births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1847 are recorded and protected in the Town Clerk's vault. Earlier vital records, from when Weston, Easton, Redding, Black Rock, Westport and Greens Farms were part of Fairfield, are indexed, and the original records are in the Connecticut State Library.
Birth records are confidential in Connecticut, and access to vital records is limited. Persons who are members of a State-recognized genealogical society, with proper identification, are permitted access to all vital records.
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate of someone born to parents who reside or resided in Fairfield, stop in the Town Clerk's office or print and fill out this form which can be taken to the office or mailed in.
Death certificates can be obtained through the Office of the Town Clerk for decedents who died in Fairfield or who were residents of Fairfield at the time of death.
How to Apply
- Applicants must apply for license in town in which the wedding ceremony is to take place (date and location must be determined prior to applying for license).
- The marrying couple must personally appear before the Town Clerk before license is issued.
- Name of Officiant is required (get information on Fairfield Justices of the Peace)
- Photo identification is required.
- License is valid for 65 days from date of application.
- Fee is $50, cash or check.
- No appointment is required; hours of issuance are 8:30 am through 4:00 pm in the Town Clerk's Office.
- These requirements are the same throughout the State. Refer to CGS §46b-24 to 46b-35.
How to Obtain a Certified Copy
- This form must be completed to get a copy of a marriage license.