Connecticut Public Records

Exceptions include law enforcement investigative files, personnel and medical files, pending claims and litigation strategy records, trade secrets, personal financial data, student records, adoption records, and records that could compromise public safety or personal privacy.

Under the “Resources” heading you will find the statewide CT databases we have evaluated and described.  More resources are a click away via the side menus, where you can explore city, county, and professional license databases.

  • Court System - Connecticut has a unified court system with three levels. At the first level is the Superior Court, which has 15 judicial districts, 22 geographical areas, and 14 juvenile districts. The Connecticut Superior Court is the sole trial court of general jurisdiction and is comprised of civil, criminal, housing, and family divisions. At the second level is the Appellate Court, which reviews Superior Court decisions. At the third and highest level is the Connecticut Supreme Court, which reviews decisions made by both lower courts. Connecticut also has a Probate Court to oversee matters concerning estates, trusts, adoptions, conservators, guardians, and commitment of the mentally ill.  Connecticut Court Records
  • Criminal Records - Most misdemeanors, felonies, violations, and infractions are handled by the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. Exceptions include juvenile delinquency cases, which are handled by the Family Division of the Superior Court.  For quick access to criminal databases, and to learn more about official searches, go to our Connecticut Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Certificate copies can be obtained from the: Health Dept Vital Records, 410 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06134, (860) 509-7700. Divorce certificates are available from the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.  Go to our Vital Records page for current and historical birth indexes from many towns and counties; statewide deaths & burials from 1772 to 1934, the Social Security Death Index for Connecticut, and available city & county databases for deaths, burials, and cemeteries; statewide historical marriages, and available city & county marriage databases; and family court divorce records, dockets and calendars.

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Affordable Rentals

State of Connecticut Housing Finance Committee service to help you find and list affordable housing.

Archives - Civil & Spanish American War Pensions

Search this Connecticut State Library Archives Noble Pension database of Civil War and Spanish American War veteran pensions.

Archives - Civil War Soldiers & Orphans

Search this Connecticut State Library Archives database of Fitch's Home for Soldiers & Orphans. Most residents were Civil War veterans. Search by name, branch of military, regiment, company, or date of death.

Archives - Wethersfield Prison Records

Search this Connecticut State Library Archives database of Wethersfield Prison Records for the period 1800 through 1903. Search by name, residence, or crime.

Archives - World War I Veterans

Search this Connecticut State Library Archives database of World War I Veterans by name or residence.

Attorney General Opinions

Connecticut Attorney General database of published opinions.

Births & Christenings 1649-1906

Connecticut christenings & birth records between 1649 and 1906.

Cold Cases | Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice

Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice index of cold cases. Includes photo, crime date, crime location and available details.

Cold Cases | Department of Public Safety

Connecticut Department of Public Safety index of current cold cases. Provides photo (when available), crime date, crime location and case details.

Colonial Records 1636-1776

Search 15 digitized volumes of Connecticut public records and genealogical information. Provided by the University of Connecticut.

Commercial Properties

Connecticut Economic Resource Center database of available buildings, sites, and businesses.

Court Dockets | Criminal & Traffic

Search Connecticut Courts for current criminal and traffic court dockets by defendant name or court location.

Court Opinions | Appellate and Supreme

Search Connecticut Connecticut Judicial Branch Appellate Court and Supreme Court opinions.

Court Records | Civil & Family Dockets

Search Connecticut Courts for Civil or Family (including divorce) dockets by location, category, year, and case number.

Court Records | Criminal Motor Vehicle Cases

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch motor vehicle case convictions, pending cases, daily docket, and attorney/firm lookup.

Court Records | Probate

Connecticut Probate Courts case search by name, case type, and district.

Crime Related News

Provided by the Department of Public Safety. View police / crime related news including arrest information. Covers a time span of approximately two weeks.

Criminal Histories (info)

Go here to find information from the Connecticut Department of Public Safety on how to mail a written request for a criminal history to the Connecticut State Police Bureau of Identification.


Social Security death index for Connecticut deaths.

Deaths & Burials 1772-1934

Connecticut Deaths & Burials recorded between 1772 and 1934. Database contains over 2 million records.

Delinquent Taxpayers

Browse the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services top 100 delinquent business and personal taxpayers lists.

DMV Vanity Plates

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles available vanity license plates.

Government Phone and Email Directory

Use this Connecticut government phone and email directory to search by name or browse by agency listings for state employee contact information.


Search the Connecticut General Assembly for Legislative Documents and Bills by document, sponsor/cosponsor, committeee, title/action, range, or alphabetically by subject.

Licenses | Medical, Professional, Business

Search Connecticut professional, medical, and business license databases and license verification services.


Connecticut Office of State Ethics search for registered lobbyists, their clients and various related political and financial filings.


Index of marriages in Connecticut recorded between 1630 and 1997.

Missing Children search for Connecticut missing children.

Most Wanted | Bank Robbery

Connecticut Bankers Association database of most wanted bank robbery suspects.

Obituaries | Jewish Ledger

JewishGen database of obituary notices published in the Connecticut "Jewish Ledger" between 1975 and 2002.

Public Notices

Search this Connecticut Daily Newspapers Association of Connecticut public notices by keyword and/or newspaper.

Ships | 1789-1939

Mystic Seaport Museum of America database of 1789-1939 Connecticut ships, builders, masters & owners.


Browse the Connecticut Public Acts, Special Acts, and General Statutes by year, search the most recent Statutes by keyword or section, or search the CT Public & Special Acts for prior years.

Tax Refunds

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services tax refund status search.

Town Clerks

Address, phone, and fax numbers, and email addresses for Town Clerks in Connecticut.


Enter the Plate Number and Plate Class to verify the registration of a vehicle with the Connecticut DMV.

Vehicles | Status

Check the status of your Connecticut vehicle for tax, parking ticket, safety, emissions, registration privilege, or insurance compliance issues.

Worker Compensation Opinions

Browse this listing of Connecticut Worker Compensation Review Board opinions by year, name and/or statute/regulation/issue to view full texts of opinions.

Connecticut is located in the Southern New England Area of the United States. The Capital is Hartford and the largest city is Bridgeport.  The Official Web Site is located at  Connecticut is the 29th most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 3,596,677 and the 2010 census population was 3,574,096.  The land area is 4,842.36 square miles and there are 738.1 persons per square mile.

81.6% of the population is White, 11.3% is Black or African American, 14.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% are two or more races. 89.2% are a high school graduate or higher, and 36.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $278,900. There are on average 2.55 persons per household, the per capita income is $37,892, the median household income is $69,461, and 10.2% of the persons in Connecticut are considered below poverty level.

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