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Fairfield County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fairfield County Public Records?

Under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, Fairfield public records are documents containing data or information generated or received by the government while carrying out official business. The document’s form is immaterial. Electronic documents, handwritten documents, typed documents, photographs, and documents recorded by any other method all qualify as Fairfield public records. However, some records are exempted from being public records. These records include the following:

  • Records that are exempted by statutory law
  • The preliminary draft notes of a public agency, if the public interest in withholding the document is greater than the public interest in disclosure
  • Records that would constitute an invasion of privacy if disclosed
  • Records of law enforcement agency generated for the detection or investigation of a crime, where the disclosure will result in:

- The disclosure of the identity of minor witnesses, the personal information of a sexual assault victim, or signed statements of witnesses

- The disclosure of techniques used for an investigation that the public is unaware of

- Endangering the lives of witnesses or informants or possibly subject them to threats and intimidation

-The disclosure of records which shall constitute an invasion of personal privacy

  • Records of adoptions

  • Information obtained through illegal means

  • Trade secrets, financial information, and commercial information

  • School and student records

  • Records of codes, software, processes, or procedures that are not available to the public and the disclosure of which will compromise the integrity or security of an information technology system

  • Documents concerning strategy and negotiations as regards pending claims or litigation in which a public agency is a party. This is until the litigation or claim has been adjudicated or settled

  • Documents of real estate appraisals, engineering or feasibility estimates, and evaluations that are done for or by an agency for the acquisition of property or to prospective public supply and construction contracts. The records may be disclosed after the property has been acquired or the proceedings or transactions have been terminated or abandoned

Fairfield County Crime Statistics

The Connecticut State Police Crime Analysis Unit generates and maintains records of the crime statistics in Connecticut and all the cities within the state. In 2019, a total number of 12,769 crimes were recorded in Fairfield County, including 1,613 violent crimes and 11,186 property crimes. The violent crimes included 28 homicides, 161 rapes, 608 robberies, and 816 aggravated assaults. The property crimes included 1,541 burglaries, 8,252 larcenies, 1,363 motor vehicle thefts, and 30 arsons. These statistics do not include New Fairfield and Sherman towns.

Are Fairfield County Criminal Records Public?

Fairfield criminal records are partially available to the general public, as access to some records is restricted. Criminal records are gotten from criminal history record checks, which may be fingerprinted or name-based. The records from name-based checks are public records, while only the subject of the criminal records and authorized persons can obtain copies of fingerprint checks. Persons interested in the records can obtain copies from the State Police Bureau of Identification of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Persons who wish to check their Fairfield County criminal records will need to provide a valid government-issued photo ID. The records may either be obtained by mail or in person.

How to Obtain Fairfield County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The State Police Bureau of Identification of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection maintains records of Fairfield County police reports and arrest records. Interested persons can use the online search portal to obtain a free copy of an accident information summary. The information summary is only for informational purposes and contains the parties involved in an accident, vehicles involved, insurance information, and a brief summary of the accident. The documents are not to be used officially and the information contained may be limited. The information summary is usually available on the search portal 30 days after the accident. For official records, interested persons can make requests electronically. Fairfield arrest records and police reports of incidents may be obtained by completing and mailing a Request for Copy of Report form. The mailing address is:

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Connecticut State Police Headquarters
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Interested persons may also obtain Fairfield County arrest records and pol from the relevant municipal police department.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Fairfield County?

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection maintains a registry of sex offenders in Connecticut, including Farfield County sex offender information. The information is accessible by the general public on the online Sex Offender Registry. Fairfield residents can find registered sex offenders living in the city. Users can either search by name or by proximity to a location using a street address or zip code. The registry will provide the sex offender’s name, aliases, offense committed, date of conviction, and other information.

How to Find Fairfield County Inmate Records?

There are no jails maintained by cities or counties in Connecticut, as all correctional or jail facilities are maintained by the state government. The Connecticut Department of Corrections administers the operations of the jail facilities. Interested persons can use the inmate search tool online to obtain information on inmates. With the search tool, users can find inmates in any of the state jail facilities. Searches can be made with the CT-DOC inmate number, last name, first name, or date of birth. The information that would be provided includes the inmate number, date of birth, admission date, status, crime, and sentence date. Records seekers can also contact the department at:

Connecticut Department of Corrections
Public Information Office
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7780

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Fairfield County Jail?

There is a state jail in Fairfield County. This is the Bridgeport Correctional Center. The security level of the Correctional Center is level 4, and it holds both pre-trial and sentenced offenders. Persons who wish to visit an inmate will need to schedule a visit. This would involve completing the Visiting Request Form. The location and contact information of the jail facility are:

Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (475) 225-8000
Fax: (475) 225-8050

Prospective visitors can check out the inmate visitation schedule and get information about inmate visitation.

Court Records

The Fairfield County court system consists of ten superior courts and twelve probate courts. The courts exercise jurisdiction over a wide range of matters relating to civil, criminal, family law, probate, small claims, landlord and tenant, administrative appeals, wills, estates, mental health, trusts, and adoptions. The courts maintain their records and the records are available to members of the public upon request. Fairfield court records include dockets, court orders, judgment, jury records or files, witness and evidence documentation, case files, and court minutes.

Location of Courts in Fairfield County

Fairfield County Superior Courts

Danbury Judicial District
146 White Street,
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 207-8600
Fax: (203) 207-8642

Fairfield Judicial District
1061 Main Street,
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 579-6527
Fax: (203) 382-8406

Geographical Area 1 at Stamford
123 Hoyt Street,
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 965-5208
Fax: (203) 965-5355

Geographical Area 2 at Bridgeport
172 Golden Hill Street,
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 579-6568
Fax: (203) 382-8408

Phone: (203) 579-6562 (Small Claims)
Geographical Area 3 at Danbury
146 White Street,
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 207-8600
Fax: (203) 207-8666

Geographical Area 20 at Norwalk
17 Belden Avenue,
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 849-3580
Fax: (203) 847-8710
Phone: (203) 846-4206 (Small Claims)

Housing Session at Bridgeport
1061 Main Street,
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 579-6936
Fax: (203) 579-7291

Housing Session at Norwalk
17 Belden Avenue,
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: (203) 846-4332
Fax: (203) 750-0881

Juvenile Matters and Detention Center at Bridgeport
60 Housatonic Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 579-6544
Fax: (203) 382-8430

Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District
123 Hoyt Street,
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 965-5308
Fax: (203) 965-5370
Phone: (203) 965-5708 (Juvenile Matters)
Fax: (203) 965-5785 (Juvenile Matters)

Fairfield County Probate Courts

Bridgeport Probate Court
Probate District 48
City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street,
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-3945
Fax: (203) 576-7898

Danbury Probate Court
City Hall Building
155 Deer Hill Avenue,
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 797-4521
Fax: (203) 796-1563

Darien - New Canaan Probate Court
Probate District 52
Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road,
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: (203) 656-7342
Fax: (203) 656-0774

Fairfield Probate Court
Probate District 49
Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road,
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3041
Fax: (203) 256-3044

Greenwich Probate Court
Probate District 54
Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, P.O. Box 2540,
Greenwich, CT 06836
Phone: (203) 622-7879
Fax: (203) 622-6451

Northern Fairfield County Probate Court
Probate District 45
1 School Street,
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 794-8508
Fax: (203) 778-7517

Norwalk - Wilton Probate Court
Probate District 51
City Hall, 125 East Avenue, P.O. Box 2009,
Norwalk, CT 06852
Phone: (203) 854-7737
Fax: (203) 854-7825

Shelton Probate Court
Probate District 42
40 White Street, P.O. Box 127,
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: (203) 924-8462
Fax: (203) 924-8943

Stamford Probate Court
Probate District 53
888 Washington Blvd, P.O. Box 10152,
Stamford, CT 06904
Phone: (203) 323-2149
Fax: (203) 964-1830

Stratford Probate Court
Probate District 47
468 Birdseye Street, 2nd Floor,
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4023
Fax: (203) 375-6253

Trumbull Probate Court
Probate District 46
Town Hall, 5866 Main Street,
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone: (203) 452-5068
Fax: (203) 452-5092

Westport Probate Court
Probate District 50
Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 100,
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 341-1100
Fax: (203) 341-1102

Are Fairfield County Court Records Public?

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, members of the public have access to Fairfield County court records. The court records are presumed to be open, and the records include both judicial and administrative records. Interested persons can make requests to obtain copies of the records. The request should be made to the court that determined the case. However, access to some Fairfield court records may be limited. This will be the case where:

  • The record concerns a juvenile matter
  • A law prevents disclosure of the record
  • The record has been sealed by a court order
  • The record is confidential

Can you look up a Fairfield County Court Case Online?

Fairfield County court records are accessible online on the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Interested persons can use the Case Lookup section of the website to find cases. Users will have access to web links to portals that contain case documents of criminal and civil cases. The Superior Court Case Lookup can be used to find small claims, civil, family, and housing cases. Motor vehicle and criminal cases are available on the Criminal and Motor Vehicle Case Lookup. Fairfield court records are also accessible through the Case Lookup page. Users can use the District drop-down menu to filter the search results by selecting the particular municipality in Fairfield County.

How to Obtain Fairfield County Civil Court Case Records?

Fairfield County civil court records are available at the courthouse that decided the cases. Interested persons can obtain copies of the records by contacting the court or the clerk of the court. Obtaining a copy of the records will involve paying the applicable fees.

How to Obtain Fairfield County Criminal Court Records?

Fairfield County criminal court records are maintained at the courthouse where the case was decided. Interested persons can obtain copies of the records by making inquiries at the courthouse or contacting the clerk of the court. Obtaining the records will usually involve paying applicable fees.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Fairfield County Vital Records?

Fairfield County vital records are documents that are proof of certain life events that occured within the County. These life events include births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. The vital records can be obtained at the state level, as they are maintained by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Fairfield vital records may also be obtained from the relevant municipality government. Here is a list of the relevant municipal Vital Statistics Offices within the county:

Bethel Town Clerk
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 794-8505
Phone: (203) 794-8506
Fax: (203) 778-7516
Email: berghl@bethel-ct.gov

Bridgeport Town Clerk
City Hall Room 122
45 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7208

Brookfield Town Clerk
100 Pocono Road
P.O. Box 5106
Brookfield, CT 06804-5106
Phone: (203) 775-7313
Fax: (203) 775-5231

Danbury Town Clerk
155 Deer Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 797-4531

Darien Town Clerk
2 Renshaw Road,
Darien, CT 06820

Easton Town Clerk
225 Center Road
Easton, CT 06612
Phone: (203) 268-6291, extension 133
Fax: (203) 261-6080

Fairfield Town Clerk
Old Town Hall
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3090

Greenwich Town Clerk
Town Hall, 1st Floor
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 622-7700

Monroe Town Clerk
Monroe Town Hall Room 201
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone: (203) 452-2800
Fax: (203) 452-2253

_New Canaan Town Clerk_
77 Main St, 1st floor
P.O. Box 447
New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: (203) 594-3070
Fax: (203) 594- 3073

New Fairfield Town Clerk
4 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812

Newtown Town Clerk
Newtown Municipal Center
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 270-4210

Norwalk Town Clerk
125 East Ave.
Room 102
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125
Phone: (203) 854-7747
Fax: (203) 854-7802

Redding Town Clerk
Town Hall
100 Hill Road
Redding, CT 06896
Phone: (203) 938-2377
Fax: (203) 938-5000

Ridgefield Town Clerk
400 Main Street,
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Shelton Town Clerk
City Hall
54 Hill Street – First Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: (203) 924-1555
Fax: (203) 924-1721

Sherman Town Clerk
Mallory Town Hall
9 Rt 39 North
P.O. Box 39
Sherman, CT 06784
Phone: (860) 354-5281
Fax: (860) 350-5041

Stamford Town Clerk
Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard
Ground Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4054
Fax: (203) 977-4943

Stratford Town Clerk
2725 Main Street
Room 106
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 385-4020
Fax: (203) 385-4005
Email: spawluk@townofstratford.com

Trumbull Town Clerk
5866 Main Street
Town Hall - 1st Floor
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone: (203) 452-5037

Weston Town Clerk
Weston Town Hall
56 Norfield Road
Weston, CT 06883

Westport Town Clerk
110 Myrtle Avenue
Room 105
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 341-1110
Fax: (203) 341-1112

Wilton Town Clerk
238 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: (203) 563-0106
Fax: (203) 563-0130

Where and How to Obtain Fairfield County Divorce Records?

The Judicial Branch of Connecticut maintains Fairfield County divorce records. These records are divorce decrees recorded as judgment files. Interested persons can obtain copies of Fairfield divorce records by making a request to the Clerk of the Court where the divorce was granted. Only qualified persons can obtain copies of a divorce record. The qualified persons who may obtain copies of a record include one of the parties to the marriage, their close relatives, and other people empowered by law.

Where and How to Get Public Fairfield County Marriage Records?

The State Vital Records Office of the Connecticut Department of Public Health maintains Fairfield County marriage records from 1897 till date. Interested persons can obtain Fairfield County marriage certificates. This would involve completing and submitting the Application for Copy of Marriage or Civil Union Certificate form. The request costs $20 and payment should be made by money order, made payable to the Treasure, State of CT. The completed application should be sent to:

CT Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Avenue MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

The Town Clerk of different cities also maintain records of marriages within the city. The records are available upon request. Interested persons can make requests to the Town Clerk of the city where the marriage was licensed to obtain Fairfield marriage records. The requester would also need to pay the applicable fees.

Where and How to Find Fairfield County Birth Records?

The State Vital Records Office of the Connecticut Department of Public Health maintains copies of Fairfield birth records from 1897 to date. Each copy of a birth record costs $30. Interested persons may make mail requests. This would involve filling the Request for Certified Copy of Birth Records. The form should be submitted with a valid ID and money order payment made

CT Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Avenue MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

The Town Clerks in the cities within Fairfield also maintain Fairfield County birth records. They issue Fairfield County birth certificates to interested persons. Copies of the records can be obtained by making a request to the Office of the Town Clerk where the birth occurred. Only eligible persons can obtain copies of a birth record. The eligible persons include the registrant if they are an adult, a close relative of the registrant, or persons empowered by law to obtain copies of the record.

Where and How to Find Fairfield County Death Records?

Fairfield County death records are available to the public at the State Vital Records Office of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The Vital Records Office maintains Fairfield death records from 1897 to date. Persons who wish to make a request should complete the Request for Copy of Death Record. The form should be submitted with a money order payment of $20 addressed to the Treasurer, State of CT. The application should be mailed to:

CT Department of Public Health
Vital Records Office
410 Capitol Avenue MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

The Town Clerks of the cities within Fairfield County also maintain Fairfield death records. Interested persons can obtain Fairfield death certificates by contacting the Town Clerk of the applicable city. The requester would need to pay the applicable fees. The records are only available to qualified persons who are either related to the deceased or authorized by law to obtain copies of the record.