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Norwalk Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Norwalk City Public Records?

Norwalk City public records refer to any information kept, filed, stored, and preserved by government entities. These records comprise documents in handwritten, typewritten, or digital formats. Under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, not all government-generated materials are open to the public. Some Norwalk public records fall under exemptions, such as:

  • Medical or personnel files that might intrude on the individual’s privacy if disclosed
  • Preliminary notes or drafts
  • Law enforcement records like juvenile arrest records, signed witness statements, identifying information on victims and minor witnesses, and other details that may endanger an individual’s safety or law enforcement purposes.
  • Trade secrets, such as financial or commercial information, given in confidence
  • Records and reports on strategy and negotiation used in collective bargaining
  • Scoring keys, test scores, and other examination materials used in academic, employment, or licensing examinations
  • Personal information of students enrolled in a public school.
  • Adoption records
  • Educational records exempt from the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Rights
  • Information obtained illegally
  • Internal security audits and architectural drawings of correctional facilities
  • Information on statements of personal worth and licensing tests
  • Residential address of participants in the Address Confidential Program
  • Any record that may constitute a safety risk or fall under other statutory exemptions

Norwalk City Crime Statistics

The City of Norwalk Police Department generates and creates yearly crime statistics for all reported crimes in Norwalk City and Fairfield County. Furthermore, it provides access to yearly Norwalk crime statistics through the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR). Per the FBI 2019 Uniform Crimes Report for Norwalk City, a total of 1,430 index crimes was reported. This overall figure includes 183 violent crimes and 1,247 property crimes.

The violent crimes consist of one murder, eight rapes, 29 robberies, and 145 aggravated assaults. In contrast, the property crimes comprise 133 burglaries, 989 larceny-thefts, 125 motor vehicle thefts, and four arson incidents. When compared with the 2016 UCR for Norwalk City, the crime rate fell sharply by 50 percent. Violent crimes decreased by 56 percent, while property crimes fell by 36 percent.

Are Norwalk City Criminal Records Public?

Norwalk City criminal records are only accessible to the record subjects and public agencies, such as employment and childcare agencies. The Connecticut State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), via the State Police Bureau of Identification, provides access to criminal records in Norwalk City. Therefore, interested persons can access Norwalk criminal records through email requests or in-person visits to the DESPP State Office.

Fill out the criminal record request form to access criminal records by mail request. Send the completed form to the:

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
State Police Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 685-8480

A criminal records search by name and birth date costs $36, while a criminal conviction history records search costs $75. Enclose a money or order check for the search fee and payable to the “Treasurer-State of CT.” Interested persons may also visit the DESPP in person to obtain copies of Norwalk criminal records. Submit a copy of a valid photo ID and a filled-out request form to the service lobby of the DESPP.

How to Obtain Norwalk City Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Records Unit of the Norwalk Police Department is responsible for generating Norwalk City arrest records and police reports. In addition to this, it provides interested city residents with access to these records. Therefore, any interested person can access Norwalk arrest records and police reports by contacting the Norwalk Police Department at:

1 Monroe Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Access to Norwalk police reports and arrest records is by appointment only. Requesters must use the online appointment system to schedule an appointment with the Records Unit of the Norwalk Police Department. Furthermore, the Records Unit attends to in-person requests from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Alternatively, police reports, such as online copies of Norwalk accident reports, are accessible through an online search portal. Similarly, Norwalk incident reports are available at the DESPP. Fill out an incident report request form and send it to the DESPP at:

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
State Police Bureau of Identification
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 685-8480

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Norwalk City

The DESPP, through an online sex offender website, maintains and updates information on all sex offenders in Norwalk City. Interested persons access sex offender information on the website using the offender’s name, street address, city, county, zip code, and internet names/emails. Moreover, interested persons can also look up the list of absconded sex offenders in Norwalk via an online list. The list features sex offender’s names, photographs, zip codes, and addresses.

How to Find Norwalk Inmate Records

The Connecticut State Department of Corrections maintains an online searchable database where requesters can find inmates incarcerated in Norwalk City. Search for Norwalk inmate records using the following search criteria:

  • The inmates’ first and last names
  • CT DOC Inmate number
  • Date of birth

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Norwalk City Jail?

All inmates in Fairfield County are incarcerated in Bridgeport Correctional Facility, which is located at:

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

The Bridgeport Correctional Facility allows only visitors that are on the inmate’s approved visitation list. Approved visitors may schedule a visit to the correctional facility as long as the inmate has visiting privileges. To schedule an in-person or remote visit to the correctional facility, intending visitors must fill out the visit request form online. Input the inmate’s jail number, full name, facility location, and fill out the visitor’s details and the preferred visitation date. The Bridgeport Correctional Facility will send the approval letter to the visitor’s email address. The visitation schedule is based on the inmate’s housing location. Check the online visitation schedule for Bridgeport.

Use the Microsoft Teams software to access remote visitation to the Bridgeport Correctional Facility. Video visits are free, and only three authorized adults can participate in a video call with inmates. Parents or guardians must accompany a minor for remote or in-person visits. In addition to this, visitors must arrive at the correctional facility 15 minutes before the scheduled visitation time. Provide an identification card to enter the correctional facility.

Court Records

Part of the Fairfield Judicial District, courts in Norwalk City Courts provide access to various court-generated materials and documents, including administrative records, arrest records, criminal records, traffic records, probate records, and domestic relations records. Individuals can obtain these court files through the Clerk of the Court where matters were filed or online search using the party’s name, case type, docket number, and Attorney number.

The contact details of courts that serve Norwalk City are listed below:

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

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)

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

Are Norwalk City Court Records Public?

Per the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, most court records in Norwalk are public records. However, Norwalk court records containing confidential information are restricted and exempted from public view. Court records, such as child adoption cases, are exempt from public disclosure. Court records in Norwalk County are maintained and preserved by the Clerk of Norwalk City Courts. At the state level, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is responsible for maintaining all court records within the state.

How to Obtain Norwalk City Civil Court Case Records

Interested city residents and non-residents can get copies of Norwalk civil court case records from the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Obtain Norwalk civil court case records via an email request to SuperiorCourtRecordsCenter@jud.ct.gov. Include the party’s name, case name and type, and docket number.

Likewise, civil court case records are also available through the Online Case Look-Up System. To get Norwalk civil court case records on this platform, requesters may use the “Search by Name,” “Search by Docket Number,” or the “Search by Attorney/Juris Number” option.

How to Obtain Norwalk City Criminal Court Records

Norwalk criminal court case records are obtainable by email requests to SuperiorCourtRecordsCenter@jud.ct.gov. Get criminal court case records through email. Send an email detailing the party’s name, case name and type, and docket number.

Similarly, Norwalk criminal court case records are also available through the Online Case Look-Up System. Through the online platform, requesters can search for convictions (by the court or docket number), daily dockets (by court or defendant), pending cases (by docket number or defendant), or attorney/firm case lookup.

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

What are Norwalk Vital Records?

Norwalk vital records are official documents that comprise life events, such as birth, death, marriage, and divorces that happen under the city’s jurisdiction. Local and state-run entities are responsible for recording and preserving all vital records. Therefore, persons or agencies interested in obtaining copies of Norwalk City vital records may request from the custodian agencies.

At the city level, the Norwalk office of the Town Clerk maintains all vital records. In contrast, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, via the State Vital Records Office, maintains records of all the state’s vital records.

Where and How to Obtain Norwalk City Divorce Records

All divorce records in Norwalk are under the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District Court’s jurisdiction. Therefore, member of the public can access Norwalk divorce records by visiting the Clerk of the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District at:

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

Likewise, divorce records are obtainable through the online case lookup portal of the Connecticut Judicial Branch. To get Norwalk divorce records on this platform, requesters may use the “Search by Name,” “Search by Docket Number,” or the “Search by Attorney/Juris Number” option.

Where and How to Get Public Norwalk City Marriage Records

Norwalk City marriage records are open and under the supervision of the Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office. Interested city residents and non-residents can access these records through mail or an in-person visit to the Town Clerk’s Office. Complete the marriage license request form. Input the record subjects’ names, marriage dates, and location in the request form. Send the completed request form alongside a money order or check made payable to the Norwalk Town Clerk at:

Town Clerk's Office City of Norwalk
125 East Avenue,
Room 102
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 854-7747

Norwalk marriage records cost $20 per copy. Visit the Town Clerk’s Office at the address above to get the records in-person.

On the other hand, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, via the State Vital Records Office, provides interested people who are above the legal age with copies of Norwalk marriage certificates. Furthermore, the DPH redacts the record subject’s social security number from the records. Members of the public can request Norwalk City marriage records from either the DPH’s State Vital Records Office or the nearest vital records office.

Obtain Norwalk City marriage certificates from the State Vital Records Office by filling out the State Request Form. Mail the completed request form to the State Vital Records Office at:

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

Get Norwalk marriage records from the nearest Vital Records Office by filling out the Town Request Form. Send the completed request form to these vital records offices:

Stamford Town & City Clerk
Stamford, CT United States
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Or

Bridgeport Vital Statistics
Bridgeport, CT United States
Phone: (203) 576-8208

Where and How to Find Norwalk City Birth Records

The Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office is responsible for the documentation of all births in the city. According to the Town Clerk’s Office, Norwalk City birth records less than 100 years old are not public. Only the following requesters can access restricted records at the Town Clerk’s Office:

  • The registrant (must be above the legal age)
  • An authorized state or federal government employee
  • The registrant’s immediate family members (child, grandchild, current spouse, grandparent, parent, or guardian)
  • A legal representative.

To get Norwalk birth records from the Town Clerk’s Office, requesters must download and fill out the birth record request form. Complete the request form, attach a copy of a valid government-issued ID and a money order or check payable to the Norwalk Town Clerk, and send via mail to the:

Town Clerk's Office City of Norwalk
125 East Avenue
Room 102
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 854-7747

A full-sized birth record at the Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office costs $20, while a wallet-sized birth record costs $15.

Similarly, Norwalk City birth certificates are also obtainable through the DPH’s Vital Records Office. The DPH maintains these records from 2003 to the present. Only eligible requesters can obtain copies of these documents from the DPH. Interested persons can get copies of Norwalk birth certificates from the State Vital Records office by filling out the State Request form. Mail the completed request form to the State Vital Records Office at:

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

Get access to Norwalk birth records from the nearest Vital Records Office by filling out the Town Request Form. Send the completed request form to these vital records offices:

Stamford Town & City Clerk
Stamford, CT United States
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Or

Bridgeport Vital Statistics
Bridgeport, CT United States
Phone: (203) 576-8208

Include a copy of a photo ID with the completed request form.

Lastly, authorized government employees can access Norwalk City birth records by completing the request form on an agency’s letterhead. In addition to this, present an employee ID issued by the agency and a signed release form by the record subject. Submit via mail or in-person to the State Vital Records Office at:

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

Where and How to Find Norwalk City Death Records

Norwalk death records are available at the Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office. However, only the next-of-kin or surviving spouse can obtain death records from 1997 to the present. Get Norwalk death records by completing the death record request form. Access death records via mail by sending the completed request form with a money order or check to the:

Town Clerk's Office City of Norwalk
125 East Avenue,
Room 102
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 854-7747

On the other hand, Norwalk death records are also obtainable through the DPH’s Vital Records Office. Only eligible requesters can obtain copies of death records from the DPH. Get copies of Norwalk death records from the State Vital Records office by filling out the State Request form. Mail the completed request form to the State Vital Records Office at:

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

Get access to Norwalk death records from the nearest Vital Records Office by filling out the Town Request Form. Send the completed request form to these vital records offices:

Stamford Town & City Clerk
Stamford, CT, United States
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Or

Bridgeport Vital Statistics
Bridgeport, CT United States
Phone: (203) 576-8208