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Connecticut Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Connecticut, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

CONNECTICUT STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(860)566-4200

CONNECTICUT STATE WEB SITE:
www.state.ct.us

Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

Legislative Records

State Archives
Criminal Records
Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Identification
PO Box 2794
Middleton CT 06759-9294
(860) 685-8480
(860) 685-8361 (fax)
www.state.ct.us/dps

Department of Corrections

E-CriminalBackgroundCheck.net

Driving Records
Department of Motor Vehicles
Copy Records Section
60 State St., Room 305
Wethersfield CT 06109
(860) 263-5154
(fax number not provided)
www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Vehicle Ownership Information
Department of Motor Vehicles
Copy Record Unit
60 State St., Room 305
Wethersfield CT 06109
(860) 263-5154
(fax number not provided)
www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Vital Statistics (birth, death, divorce, marriage)
[all records presently available at county level only]
Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7897
www.state.ct.us/dps

Business/Corporate Records
Secretary of State
Commercial Recoding Division
30 Trinity St.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 509-6003
(860) 509-6068 (fax)
www.sots.state.ct.us

Workers Compensation Information
Workers Compensation Commission
12 Oak St.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860)493-1500
(860) 247-1361 (fax)
www.sots.state.ct.us

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
Secretary of State
UCC Division
PO Box 150470
Hartford CT 06115-0470
(860) 509-6002
(860) 509-6068 (fax)
www.sots.state.ct.us

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; latest information!

City-County Cross Index

Fairfield Judicial District Vital Records
1061 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 579-6527

Hartford Judicial District
177 Columbus Blvd.
New Britain CT 06051
(860) 548-2700

Litchfield County
P.O. Box 247
15 West St.
Litchfield, CT06759
(860) 567-0885

Middlesex County
1 Court St., 2nd Floor
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 343-6445

New Haven County
14 W. River St.
Milford CT 06460
(203) 877-4293

ONLINE: Assessor (City of Milford)
http://data.visionappraisal.com/MilfordCT/

New London County
181 State St.
New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-5363

Tolland County
20 Park St.
Rockville CT 06066
(860) 896-4920

Windham County
155 Church St.
Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-7749

TOWNS/CITIES - ASSESSORS

Town of Hamden
http://data.visionappraisal.com/hamdenct/

Town of Naugatuck
http://data.visionappraisal.com/NaugatuckCT/

City of Stamford
www.cityofstamford.org/tax/main.htm

Town of Windsor
http://info.townofwindsorct.com/gis/intro.asp

Town of Woodbridge
http://data.visionappraisal.com/WoodbridgeCT/