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The office of Vital Records issues official copies of Birth Certificates for all persons born in Bridgeport, CT. You have the choice of obtaining two distinct types of birth certificates:

  • A certified copy of a birth certificate can be obtained for a fee of $20 per copy.
  • A smaller pocket-sized copy, which is not considered to be a legal document, can be obtained for a fee of $15 per copy.

All records released from this office are certified. Telephone or email verification of any information concerning the birth or birth record of a person is prohibited by law.


Close up of a Birth Certificate to the words Certificate of Birth


How to Obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate

In Person

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate in person, visit the Vital Records office with acceptable forms of ID. Please consult our list of acceptable forms of identification

To expedite the process, you can print and fill out the form in advance:

Birth Certificate Application (English)

Solicitud de Acta de Nacimiento (EspaƱol)


To offer online ordering options, the City of Bridgeport has partnered with an independent company to provide this service. You can use the VitalChek Birth Certificate portal, to complete the entire process online. 

Note: An additional fee is charged for using this service. All major credit cards are accepted through the online portal.

If you were born in Puerto Rico and need more information on how to obtain a birth certificate, please visit Puerto Rico's Birth Certificate Process.