NOTICE: We are moving to 165 Capitol Avenue, first floor, effective Monday January 27th. The office will close at noon on Friday January 24th and limited service disruptions should be expected beginning on Wednesday January 22nd. There will be no expedited service on January 23, 24, and 27. The public service area will be closed on Friday, January 24, 2020. Expedited service will resume Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Request a Certificate of Recognition

Thank you for using our online form to request a certificate of recognition. The Secretary of the State’s Office handles as many requests as possible, but due to the high volume of requests, please adhere to the requirements below.


  • At her discretion, Secretary Merrill will issue certificates for noteworthy state or local events that deserve special recognition. The public service documents are a courtesy to the requestor, are strictly honorary, and are not legally binding.
  • A certificate request must be sponsored by a resident of Connecticut.
  • All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Secretary reserves the right to decline any request or make exception to those guidelines.
  • Certificates of recognition are not automatically reissued each year and must be requested on an annual basis.
  • To ensure the best results, we ask that your request be submitted at least two weeks prior to the due date.


Link to the Request a Certificate of Recognition form here.