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Stamford Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Stamford City Public Records?

Section 1-210 of the Connecticut Freedom of Information declares that all government-generated records in Stamford City - unless made confidential by law - are open to public viewership. By this law, all documents (handwritten or typewritten), photographs, maps, videos, and audio recordings that Stamford City officials generate while conducting business duties are public records. However, some examples of Stamford City records usually exempted from public view include:

  • Records that invade privacy;
  • Records Law Enforcement compiled in conjunction with the identification or prosecution of crime, if the publication of this information would not be in the public’s interests;
  • Test questions, keys for scoring tests, and other review data to administer a licensing, job, or academic exam;
  • Privileged communications like those from attorney-client interaction, marriage, confessions to clergy, communication between physicians or therapists and their patients;
  • Records where there are valid reasons to assume that disclosure will lead to a security risk

Stamford City Crime Statistics

The Connecticut Department of Public Safety (DPS), together with local law enforcement agencies, generates, collates, and publishes annual crime statistics. In 2016, the DPS reported 2438 crimes in Stamford City. With 1619 reports, Larceny-theft was the most recurrent crime, followed by 273 burglary cases and 201 cases of aggravated assault. Murder and arson, with two and four reports, respectively, were the least recurrent crimes, followed by thirty rape cases, 119 robberies, and 194 cases of vehicular theft. The following year, 2017, showed a 6.44% reduction in Stamford City crime. There were no murders, and the number of reported rape cases remained unchanged. However, larceny-theft - once again, the most recurrent crime - declined by 7.97%. Robberies declined by 23.5%, and cases of aggravated assault by 14.9%. Vehicular theft, however, rose by 32.9%. The number of reported arson cases also went up by 25% between 2016 to 2017.

Are Stamford City Criminal Records Public?

Connecticut is an open records state. Per the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, Stamford City criminal records are in the public domain. Interested persons may query the Connecticut Department of Public Safety Bureau for Stamford City criminal records. The Bureau is duty-bound to release details on all criminal convictions, including pending information, upon request.

How to Obtain Stamford City Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Stamford Police Department’s Records Unit provides access to Stamford City police reports promptly, as authorized by law. Individuals interested in obtaining Stamford City arrest records and other police reports may query the Records Division, located in the lobby of Police Headquarters, left of the main window. Requesters may visit the Records Division according to the following schedule:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Requesters must describe the required record as accurately as possible to enable an efficient search and pay the necessary copy and certification fees.

Stamford Police Department
725 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
United States
Phone: (203) 977- 4409 (Records Division)

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Stamford City

In Connecticut, individuals that wish to get Stamford City sex offender information may query the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. This statewide agency provides public access to its Connecticut Sex Offender Registry. Interested persons can sex for Stamford City sex offenders by name, email address, phone number. Alternatively, individuals can search for sex offenders by choosing Stamford City in the drop-down menu and inputting the street address and zip code of interest in the provided section.

The sex offender registry also allows interested persons to search for non-compliant Stamford City sex offenders and provides a Community Notification System that allows interested persons to sign up for email updates on registered sex offenders.

How to Find Stamford City Inmate Records

Individuals that wish to get Stamford City inmate records may query the Connecticut State Department of Correction. It maintains a publicly searchable online tool that anyone may use to learn about an inmate’s status or current location. Individuals may search for inmates using their full name, date of birth, or CT DOC inmate number.

Interested persons may also obtain Stamford City inmate records by visiting or sending a written request to the DOC’s Office of Public Information.

Connecticut Department of Correction
Public Information Office
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Stamford City Jail?

The Stamford City Jail is a low-level security facility. Interested persons can visit its inmates at the following address:

Stamford City Jail
805 Bedford Street,
Stamford, CT 6901
Phone: (203) 977-4444

The city jail allows visitors according to the following schedule:

  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Federal Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Potential visitors must gain approval before visiting and confirm with the prison authorities before arriving at the facility. Individuals with a criminal past (on probation) may not visit inmates without seeking permission from their supervising officer and the superintendent before a visit. All visitors must have a valid government ID to enter the facility. Children below sixteen may visit the facility with an adult and must present valid birth certificates as identification.

Visitors may dress comfortably but conservatively and may not enter the facility wearing any of the following:

  • Leggings
  • Sundresses
  • Skinny jeans
  • Short dresses or skirts
  • Transparent clothing
  • Tank tops or boob tubes
  • Clothing that resembles prison or law enforcement uniforms
  • T-shirts bearing a vulgar or gang-related print

Stamford City Court Records

Stamford City falls under the Connecticut Judicial System. The Geographical Area 1, Judicial District, and Probate Courts handle all legal proceedings and provide various Stamford City court records, including criminal, civil, appellate, traffic, and probate court records.

Locations of Courts in Stamford City

The following courts are in Stamford City, Connecticut.

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

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

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

Are Stamford City Court Records Public?

According to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, most Stamford City court records are in the public domain. However, state statutes restrict individual court records from general viewership and only allow the involved parties to request them. Some examples include:

  • All juvenile prosecution records: With certain exceptions. For instance, victims of juvenile crimes may access juvenile criminal case records upon request.

  • All records a judge seals: Until the seal’s expiration date. Sometimes, a court record may receive a partial sealing, leaving some portions open for public review.

In some situations, court staff might erase court records twenty days after a proceeding, making them unavailable to the public. Conditions that might warrant this include:

  • The Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles completely pardons the defendant;
  • The law decriminalizes the crime for which the courts convicted the defendant;
  • The defendant was a juvenile and has completely served the required time under the court’s supervision;
  • The court dismisses the case or acquits the defendant;

Can You Look Up a Stamford City Court Case Online?

Individuals that wish to obtain Stamford City court records online may query the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch’s online Case Look-Up tool. Researchers will gain access to criminal records, civil court records, small case claims, family court records, and traffic court records. Researchers may find court records by docket number or the parties’ names.

Interested persons may also gain online access to Stamford City Probate Court records using the Connecticut Probate Court’s online case lookup tool. The resource contains digital case records from January 2011 to the present. Researchers can filter results by case type, district, or first and last name.

How to Obtain Stamford City Civil Court Case Records

Interested persons may access Stamford City civil court case records from the Superior Court online case lookup tool. However, documents obtained in that fashion do not constitute official records. Individuals that wish to request official Stamford City civil court case records must first find the case number using the Case Look-Up tool. Once obtained, requesters must email a written request with the case name and docket number to SuperiorCourtRecordsCenter@jud.ct.gov or make a telephone request by calling the Centralized Services Unit at (860) 263-2750. Court staff will contact the requester within one or two business days, and requesters may collect the file by email (at no charge) or choose to pick up official copies at the Geographical Area 1 at Stamford.

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

If the requested Stamford City civil court case record exists in print, copies will cost $1.75 per page. If not, the record center will charge $3 per page. Requesters may also pay an additional fee to expedite orders.

How to Obtain Stamford City Criminal Court Records

Interested persons may access Stamford City criminal court records from the Superior Court online case lookup tool. However, documents obtained in that fashion do not constitute official records. Individuals that wish to request official Stamford City criminal court records must first find the case number using the Case Look-Up tool. Once obtained, requesters must email a written request with the defendant’s name, age, and the docket number to SuperiorCourtRecordsCenter@jud.ct.gov or make a telephone request by calling the Centralized Services Unit at (860) 263-2750. Court staff will contact the requester within one or two business days, and requesters may collect the files by email (at no charge) or choose to pick up official copies at the Geographical Area 1 at Stamford.

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

If the requested Stamford City criminal court record exists in print, copies will cost $1.75 per page. If not, the record center will charge $3 per page. Requesters may also pay an additional fee to expedite orders.

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

What are Stamford City Vital Records?

In Stamford City, vital records refer to government officials’ documents that mark critical events among city residents. Some examples of Stamford City vital records include birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. Most Stamford City vital records are in the public domain. However, a court may choose to seal portions of a critical record for confidentiality reasons.

The Connecticut State Department of Public Health supervises Stamford City vital records, as does Stamford City. Both offices provide vital records upon request.

Where and How to Obtain Stamford City Divorce Records

The Stamford/Norwalk Judicial Clerk maintains Stamford City divorce records and makes them available upon request. Individuals interested in obtaining Stamford City divorce records may query the Judicial Clerk’s office in person. The Judicial Clerk’s office commonly refers to divorce decrees as “judgment files.” To obtain judgment files from the Clerk’s office, requesters must provide the case name and number and pay $1 per page to copy records and $2 to certify them.

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

Where and How to Get Confidential Stamford City Marriage Records

The Stamford City Clerk maintains the marriage register and provides authorized Stamford City marriage certificates to eligible parties, including:

  • The couple;
  • The couple’s immediate family members;
  • The couple’s legal representatives;
  • Government officials;
  • Anyone with a court order.

Authorized certificates bear the couples’ social security on them. To obtain a copy, eligible persons must fill out a marriage certificate order form, print out the completed form, and submit it in person or by mail. In-person requesters must provide valid photo ID as proof of eligibility, while mail-in requesters must attach exact replicas. The legal fee for copies of marriage certificates is $20, payable by cash, check, or card in person and check alone for mail orders. Mail requesters must also attach a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate the copies.

Stamford City and Town Clerk
Registrar of Vital Statistics
888 Washington Boulevard,
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Where and How to Get Public Stamford City Marriage Records

The Stamford City Clerk maintains the marriage register and provides informal Stamford City marriage certificates to the public. Informal certificates do not bear the couples’ social security on them. To obtain a copy, interested persons must fill out a marriage certificate order form, print out the completed form, and submit it in person or by mail. The legal fee for copies of marriage certificates is $20, payable by cash, check, or card in person and check alone for mail orders. Mail requesters must also attach a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate the copies.

Stamford City and Town Clerk
Registrar of Vital Statistics
888 Washington Boulevard,
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Where and How to Get Stamford City Birth Records

The Stamford City Clerk maintains the birth register and provides certified Stamford City birth certificates to eligible parties, including:

  • The registrant;
  • The registrant’s spouse;
  • The registrant’s parents;
  • The registrant’s siblings or grandparents;
  • The registrant’s legal representatives;
  • Government officials;
  • Anyone with a court order.

To obtain a copy of a certified Stamford City birth record, eligible persons must fill out a birth certificate order form, print out the completed form, and submit it in person or by mail. In-person requesters must provide valid photo ID as proof of eligibility, while mail-in requesters must attach exact replicas. If the requester does not possess a photo ID, the Clerk’s office will accept any two of the following:

  • Social security card
  • Written employment verification, W-2 form, or pay stub
  • Automobile registration
  • Copy of utility bill or bank statement showing name and address
  • Voter’s registration card
  • School or college photo ID

The legal fee for copies of birth certificates is $20, payable by cash, check, or card in person and check alone for mail orders. Mail requesters must also attach a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate the copies.

Stamford City and Town Clerk
Registrar of Vital Statistics
888 Washington Boulevard,
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4054

Where and How to Get Stamford City Death Records

The Stamford City Clerk maintains the death register and provides certified Stamford City death certificates to eligible parties, including:

  • The decedent’s spouse;
  • The decedent’s parents;
  • The decedent’s siblings or grandparents;
  • The decedent’s legal representatives;
  • Anyone with a verifiable claim to a part of the decedent’s estate;
  • Government officials;
  • Anyone with a court order.

To obtain a copy of a certified Stamford City death record, eligible persons must fill out a death certificate order form, print out the completed form, and submit it in person or by mail. In-person requesters must provide valid photo ID as proof of eligibility, while mail-in requesters must attach exact replicas. If the requester does not have a photo ID, the Clerk’s office will accept any two of the following:

  • Social security card
  • Written employment verification, W-2 form, or pay stub
  • Automobile registration
  • Copy of utility bill or bank statement showing name and address
  • Voter’s registration card
  • School or college photo ID

The legal fee for copies of death certificates is $20, payable by cash, check, or card in person and check alone for mail orders. Mail requesters must also attach a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to accommodate the copies.

Stamford City and Town Clerk
Registrar of Vital Statistics
888 Washington Boulevard,
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4054