What is a Certificate of Stillbirth?

A Certificate of Stillbirth is a document issued by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.  It is a commemorative document acknowledging the stillbirth. The certificate records the name of the stillborn child if named, the date and place of the delivery, and the parents’ names.  It is also imprinted with the official state seal.  The document cannot be used to prove identity, or any other legal purpose.

What is the Process for Obtaining a Certificate of Stillbirth?

The Certificate of Stillbirth may be requested for a fetus that reached at least twenty weeks gestation and died before birth.  Only the parent of the stillborn may request the Certificate of Stillbirth.

The Certificate of Stillbirth is issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health - State Office of Vital Records.  To obtain a Certificate of Stillbirth you must complete the Application for Certificate of Stillbirth in its entirety. You must also submit a valid government issued photo I.D. to prove your identity.

There is a fee of $30.00 for each Certificate of Stillbirth that is requested. Please remit a money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”.