acceptable forms of identification

Birth Certificates - Acceptable Forms of ID

Please be advised, as of March 1, 1996, the State of Connecticut requires that anyone requesting a copy of a birth certificate must submit a photo identification card, or if requesting by mail, a copy of this identification.

The following are also acceptable for marriage and death certificate requests if photo ID is unavailable.

Should a photo identification be unavailable, originals or photocopies of two (2) of the following documents may be substituted:

  • Social Security card
  • Written verification of identity from employer
  • Automobile registration
  • Copy of utility bill showing name and address
  • Bank account deposit slip showing name and address
  • Voter registration card