To receive, certify, file, maintain, protect and preserve the City's Vital Records as dictated by law and to provide excellent customer service to the public in an efficient, professional and courteous manner and to be considered by others, both in and outside the working environment as an excellent department staffed by highly competent employees.
Effective 10/1/2009: You must apply for a marriage license in the city or town you plan to be married in. To find a justice of the peace in Bridgeport, click here.
You can obtain a certified copy of a vital record in three (3) ways:
The office is closed on the following legal holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day. If the holiday falls on Saturday, it is observed on Friday before; if it falls on Sunday, it is observed on Monday after.
Listing files in 'Vital Records'
Acceptable forms of ID for Birth Certificates - uploaded on 5/10/2017 10:06 AM
Birth Certificate Form - uploaded on 5/10/2017 10:06 AM
Death Certificate Request - uploaded on 5/10/2017 10:06 AM
Justice of Peace List 2017-2021 - uploaded on 5/6/2019 1:43 PM
Marriage BLK Spanish - uploaded on 5/6/2019 1:44 PM
Marriage Booklet English - uploaded on 5/6/2019 1:44 PM
Marriage Certificate Requests - uploaded on 5/10/2017 10:06 AM
Municipal ID Pamphlet - uploaded on 11/14/2017 3:43 PM
*Times are adjusted to the local time of the organization (GMT -5)
Patricia P. Ulatowski
999 Broad Street, 1st Floor Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7476
Fax: (203) 332-5633
Monday 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Please note: Marriage license applications not accepted after 6:00 p.m. on Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.