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Fairfield County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fairfield County Arrest Records?

Fairfield County arrest records document a person's alleged involvement in a crime. They provide information on run-ins with the law as well as other personal information. Local law enforcement agencies generate arrest records in Fairfield County.

Each municipal police department supervises the maintenance of arrest records. They also process record requests. Fairfield arrest records are open to the public according to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.

Crime Statistics

Fairfield County recorded 15,827 crimes in 2017, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics. This represents an 8.3% decline in overall crime rate between 2013 and 2017. The 2017 crime figure for Fairfield County includes 29 murders, 181 rapes, 890 robberies, and 1,202 aggravated assaults. Larceny was the leading property crime with 10,007 offenses. Other incidences of property crimes in 2017 include 1,718 burglaries, 1,800 motor vehicle thefts, and 33 arsons.

The most recent five-year crime trend for Fairfield County shows that murder (107.1%), rape (5.2%), aggravated assault (6.6%), and motor vehicle theft (36.1%) rates increased. On the other hand, the county recorded fewer robberies (5.9%), burglaries (42.1%), larcenies (6.5%), and arsons (36.5%) between 2013 and 2017.

What are Fairfield County Criminal Records?

Fairfield County criminal records document the criminal histories of people within the county's jurisdiction. Criminal records usually contain information ranging from arrest records to court dockets. They differ from arrest records because they provide information about convictions.

The Connecticut State Police maintains Fairfield criminal records. Per state laws, the Division of Criminal Justice does not grant public access to criminal records.

How Do I Get Fairfield County Criminal Records?

Like other counties in Connecticut, Fairfield County has no central government or law enforcement agency. Each of the municipalities in the county has its own government and police department. Requests for criminal justice reports such as accident and offense reports and background checks should go to these police departments. For example, requests for incidents that happened in Fairfield Township should go to the Records Division of the Police Department located at:

100 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 254-4800

Other popular municipalities in Fairfield County include the Town of Newton as well as the cities of Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, and Danbury (ranked 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 7th largest cities in Connecticut). The contact information for their police departments are:

Newton Police Department
3, Main Street, Newton
Records Department: (203) 270-4254

Bridgeport Police Department
300 Congress Street, Bridgeport
Records Division: (203) 581-5270

Stamford Police Department
805 Bedford Street, Stamford
Records Division: (203) 977-4409

Norwalk Police Department
1 Monroe Street, Norwalk
Records Unit: (203) 854-3020

Danbury Police Department
375 Main Street, Danbury
Accident Reports: (203) 797-4679

The roles of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department includes transporting prisoners and providing security for courthouses in the county.

How to Find Fairfield County Sex Offender Information

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection maintains a statewide database of registered sex offenders living in the state of Connecticut. To find offenders residing, working, and schooling in Fairfield County, residents can access the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry online. They can search for registered offenders by name, email address, phone number, city, street address, and zip code.

From the Registry, members of the public can also search for non-compliant offenders. They can also subscribe to email alerts. Doing this will enable them to monitor newly registered sex offenders living around them.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Fairfield County Jail?

Inmate visitation occurs at the Bridgeport Correctional Center. There are two types of visits; regular visits and professional visits. The facility's visitation schedule depends on the inmate's housing unit.

Two people can visit an inmate at a time. Inmates can also receive visitors once per day, and for 30 minutes each. The facility is located at:

1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (475) 225-8000

Where and How to Find Fairfield County Inmate Information

Like other counties in Connecticut, the state operates the jail in Fairfield County. The only correctional facility in the county is the one in Bridgeport. The record seeker should call (475) 225-8000 to reach the information desk of the Bridgeport Correctional Facility.

The online inmate search tool provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction, is useful for locating individuals incarcerated in this state jail. Anyone can search inmates by inmate number, name, and date of birth. Search results include the inmate's jail profile and details about the crime.

What are Fairfield County Court Records?

Fairfield County court records provide court information within the county's jurisdiction. Case documents for the Superior Courts in these Districts are available online on the website of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. There are separate Case Look-up portals for criminal case records and civil/family/housing/small claims case records.

Case records for these courts are available online on the website of the Connecticut Probate Courts. Court records are accessible by visiting the Case Lookup page. This page is useful for searching records by court district.

Location of All Courts in Fairfield County

Fairfield Judicial District
1061 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 207-8600
Fax: (203) 207-8642

Danbury Judicial District
146 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 579-6527
Fax: (203) 382-8406

Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District
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)

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

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What are Fairfield County Vital Records

Examples of Fairfield County vital records include birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. In most cases, vital records are open records and can be obtained by members of the public. Some records may, however, be exempted from public view.

The Connecticut State Department of Public Health maintains statewide vital records. The Clerk of the town or city where the event occurred also processes record requests. Search fee and other requirements depend on each office.

Where and How to Get Fairfield County Divorce Records

Divorce records for Fairfield County are available on the Case Lookup portal of the Connecticut Judicial Branch. To obtain copies of Divorce Decrees and Dissolution of Civil Union, the record seeker can visit the Judicial District Clerk’s Office at the court that granted the dissolution. The three Judicial District courthouses in Fairfield County are:

Fairfield Judicial District
1061 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 207-8600
Fax: (203) 207-8642

Danbury Judicial District
146 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 579-6527
Fax: (203) 382-8406

Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District
123 Hoyt Street
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 965-5208
Fax: (203) 965-5355

Requesters will need to provide information about the record including the name of the record, the date and location the divorce was granted, and the docket number assigned to the record. They will also need to provide a valid I.D. Search and certification costs may differ with each court location.

Where and How to Get Fairfield County Marriage Records

The Connecticut Vital Records Office processes requests for marriage or civil union records. Marriage or civil union records are also available at the office of the Town Clerk of the Judicial District where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of marriage records are only available to individuals who are 18 years and above.

Certified copies cost $20 each. The requesting party will need to complete a Marriage or Civil Union certificate and provide a valid I.D. All requests should be sent to:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
Customer Services, MS#11VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Where and How to Get Fairfield County Birth Records

Birth records are available at the Town Vital Records Office, the town where the mother resided at the period of birth and the state's vital records office. Birth records cost between $20 and $30 depending on the town. Records obtained from the Connecticut Vital Records Office cost $30.

The requesting party will need to complete a State Birth Records form or a Town Birth Records Form. A valid I.D. should be attached to the form and sent via mail or in person to any of the following addresses:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
Customer Services, MS#11VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Bridgeport Vital Statistics
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-8208

Stamford Town Clerk
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06904-2152
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Norwalk Town Clerk
P.O. Box 5125
Norwalk, CT 06856-5125
Phone: (203) 854-7747

Wilton Town Clerk
238 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897-4008
Phone: (203) 563-0106

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

Where and How to Get Fairfield County Death Records

Death records are obtainable from the office of the Town Clerk where the event occurred or the Connecticut Vital Records Office. A certified copy costs $20. All payments should be made by check or money order.

To obtain a death certificate, the requester should download and fill a State Death Record Application or Town Death Record Application. A government-issued photo I.D. should accompany each request form. All documents should be mailed or submitted in person at any of the following locations:

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
Customer Services, MS#11VRS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Bridgeport Vital Statistics
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-8208

Stamford Town Clerk
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06904-2152
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Norwalk Town Clerk
P.O. Box 5125
Norwalk, CT 06856-5125
Phone: (203) 854-7747

Wilton Town Clerk
238 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897-4008
Phone: (203) 563-0106

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

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Fairfield County?

Fairfield County is situated in Connecticut. In compliance with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Law, all Fairfield County property records are accessible to both residents and non-residents. Thus, interested public members can view or obtain copies of property records from the public agency responsible for generating the public document.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Fairfield County

Fairfield County does not have a centralized public agency for property records. However, all Fairfield County property records are generated in the Clerk's Office of the City or Town where the property is situated. For example, the Town of Fairfield Clerk's Office provides access to all land record indexes and property records created in the town. To access the property records via in-person requests, requesters must visit the Fairfield Town Clerk's Office at the any of the locations below:

Old Town Hall
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3000

Likewise, the New Fairfield Assessor's Office maintains records of all personal properties in the town. Record seekers may request Fairfield County property records in-person at the address below:

Assessor's Office
4 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Phone: (203) 312-5625
Fax: (203) 312-5612

Requesters may also access property records via mail requests. To get copies of property records via mail, requesters must send a written request detailing the record subject's name, property address, purpose of the request to the:

Assessor's Office
4 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812

The New Fairfield Assessor's Office attends to in-person requests for property records from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on weekdays.

How to Look Up Fairfield County Property Records

Interested persons or entities may access Fairfield County property records via online third-party platforms outsourced by public agencies in the county. For example, the Connecticut property search platform provides access to Fairfield property records. Thus, requesters must select the location of the property to access the necessary information. On the other hand, Fairfield County property records are obtainable via map searches. For instance, requesters can utilize the Town of Fairfield's Geographic Information System (GIS) to view location of property records via a map interface. Requesters must input the property's location on the map interface or manually search for properties by scrolling through the map search platform.

Location of Fairfield County Property Records

Requesters must visit the Clerk of the City or Town where the properties are located. The contact details for the City or Town Clerk Offices include the following:

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

New Fairfield Assessor's Office
4 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Phone: (203) 312-5625
Fax: (203) 312-5612

Town of Fairfield Clerk's Office
Old Town Hall
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Sullivan Independence Hall
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 256-3000

City of Norwalk Clerk's Office
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 854-3200

Stamford Assessor's Office
Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4140

Town of Westport Assessor's Office
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
Phone: (203) 341-1000