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Waterbury Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Waterbury Public Records?

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, Waterbury public records include any recorded data or information pertaining to the carrying out of the public’s transaction or business created, owned, used, gotten, or kept by a public agency, or to which a public agency is entitled to receive by law. The form of the record is not necessary. It could be handwritten, typed, tape-recorded, printed, photographed, or recorded by any other method. Not all records are open to the public. Records custodians may prevent access to records if it contains any of the following:

  • Records otherwise exempted by federal law or state statute

  • A public agency’s preliminary drafts or notes, where the public interest in withholding the documents outweighs the public interest in disclosure;

  • Personnel, medical files, or similar records that their disclosure would constitute an invasion of personal privacy;

  • The records of law enforcement agencies compiled in relation to the detection or investigation of a crime that the disclosure will not be in the interest of the public because it will result in:

  • Endangering the lives of informants or witnesses or subjects their lives to threats or intimidation;

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

  • The disclosure of information that may be used in a potential law enforcement action if prejudicial to that action;

  • The disclosure of investigatory techniques that are not of public knowledge;

  • Documents and records relating to 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;

  • Trade secrets, commercial information, and financial information;

  • Student and school records;

  • Adoption records, documents, and information;

  • Information got through illegal methods;

  • Documents or records relating to 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, until the property has been acquired or the proceedings or transactions have been terminated or abandoned;

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

Waterbury Crime Statistics

The Connecticut State Police Crime Analysis Unit provides the public with access to annual publications and summary data of crime in all cities and counties within Connecticut. In 2017, it was reported that the City of Waterbury had a total number of 4,698 crimes, including 547 violent crimes and 4,151 property crimes. The violent crimes include 11 murders, 51 rapes, 257 robberies, and 228 aggravated assaults. The property crimes include 692 burglaries, 2,620 larcenies, 826 motor vehicle thefts, and 13 cases of arson.

The crime figures, when compared with the previous year’s crime rate, show a slight drop in crime within the city. There was a drop in four of the eight major crimes. Aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and arson rates declined by 23%, 23%, 4%, and 46% respectively. At the same time, there was an increase in murder (10%), rape (65%), robbery (18%), and motor vehicle theft (12%) rates.

Are Waterbury Criminal Records Public?

In Connecticut, criminal records are gotten from criminal history record checks. These checks could be name-based or fingerprinted. Waterbury criminal records gotten through name-based checks are public records. However, copies of criminal records from fingerprint checks are restricted. Only the record subject and authorized agencies can obtain copies of these criminal records. The State Police Bureau of Identification of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection provides copies of Waterbury criminal records.

There are Waterbury criminal justice reports, consisting of offense and accident reports, at the city level. To obtain copies of these records, interested persons have to visit the Office of the Waterbury Police Department at:

Waterbury Police Department
255 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-6933
(203) 574-6920

How to Obtain Waterbury Police Reports and Arrest Records?

The Records Division of the Waterbury Police Department generates copies of various law enforcement-related records, including Waterbury arrest records, police reports, incident reports, and accident reports. It processes requests for these records and makes them available to the public. Interested persons can get copies of these records online, in person, or by mail. Online requests can be made through the Waterbury FOIA Request Portal. Requesters should click on “submit public records request”, then click on “submit police and fire requests”. New users will need to create an account.

Interested persons can make in-person or mail requests to the Waterbury Police Department’s Office at:

Waterbury Police Department
255 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-6933
(203) 574-6920

Call the Records Division at (203) 574-6933 if there are any questions on how to obtain a police report.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Waterbury?

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection maintains sex offender information on behalf of all the cities, towns, and counties in Connecticut. It collates sex offender information gotten from various law enforcement agencies and puts the information in a database. This information is available online for the public on the Sex Offender Registry. Residents of Waterbury can find registered sex offenders living in the city, or other cities and towns in New Haven County. They can search by name or look up every sex offender living around a neighborhood by providing a street address or zip code.

How to Find Waterbury Inmate Records?

In Connecticut, there are no jails maintained by the city or county. All correctional or jail facilities are under the jurisdiction of the state government. It is the Connecticut Department of Corrections that administers the operations of the jail facility. It provides the public with online access to inmate information through the inmate search tool. It helps the public locate inmates in any of the state jail facilities. They can search by providing the CT DOC inmate number, last name, first name, and date of birth. For additional information, contact the department with the information below:

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 Waterbury Jail?

There is a state jail in New Haven County. This is the New Haven Correctional Center. The location and contact information of this jail facility are below:

New Haven Correctional Center
245 Whalley Avenue
P.O. Box 8000
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 974-4111
Fax: (203) 974-4167

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

Court Records

Waterbury courts are part of the New Haven County court system. This court system consists of 15 Superior Courts and 17 Probate Courts. These courts handle cases with subject matters relating to civil, criminal, family law, probate, small claims, landlord and tenant, administrative appeals, wills, estates, mental health, trusts, and adoptions. The records from the court proceedings are maintained by these courts and made available upon request. Waterbury court records include case files, dockets, court minutes, court orders, witness and evidence documentation, judgment, and jury records or files.

Location of Courts in Waterbury

New Haven County Superior Courts

Ansonia-Milford Judicial District
14 West River Street
P.O. Box 210
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 877-4293
Fax: (203) 876-8640

Ansonia-Milford Judicial District at Derby
106 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Phone: (203) 877-4293

Geographical Area 4 at Waterbury
400 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 236-8100
Fax: (203) 236-8090

Geographical Area 5 at Derby
106 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Phone: (203) 735-7438
Fax: (203) 735-2047

Geographical Area 7 at Meriden
54 West Main Street
Meriden, CT 06451
Phone: (203) 238-6130
Fax: (203) 238-6016

Geographical Area 22 at Milford
14 West River Street
2nd Floor
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 874-1116
Fax: (203) 874-5233

Geographical Area 23 at New Haven
121 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 789-7461
Fax: (203) 789-7492

Housing Session at New Haven
121 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 789-7937
Fax: (203) 773-6795

Housing Session at Waterbury
300 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 591-3310
Fax: (203) 596-4080

Juvenile Matters at New Haven
239 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 786-0339
Fax: (203) 786-0327

Juvenile Matters at Waterbury
7 Kendrick Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 596-4202
Fax: (203) 596-4431

New Haven Judicial District
235 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 503-6800
Fax: (203) 503-6885

New Haven Judicial District at Meriden
54 West Main Street
Meriden, CT 06451
Phone: (203) 238-6666
Fax: (203) 238-6322

Waterbury Judicial District - Civil
300 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 591-3300
Fax: (203) 596-4032
Phone: (203) 591-3320 (Small Claims)

Waterbury Judicial District - Criminal
400 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 236-8100
Fax: (203) 236-8090

New Haven County Probate Courts

Branford - North Branford Probate Court
Probate District 35
Town Hall
1019 Main Street
P.O. Box 150
Branford, CT 06405
Phone: (203) 488-0318
Fax: (203) 315-4715

Central Connecticut Regional Children’s Probate Court
Probate District 56
1501 East Main Street
Suite 203
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-1014
Fax: (203) 235-1075

Cheshire - Southington Probate Court
Probate District 18
84 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 271-6608
Fax: (203) 271-3735

Connecticut Probate District 22
Probate District 22
Town Hall
501 Main Street South
P.O. Box 720
Southbury, CT 06488
Phone: (203) 262-0641
Fax: (203) 264-9310

Derby Probate Court
Probate District 41
City Hall
253 Main Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
Phone: (203) 734-1277
Fax: (203) 736-1434

East Haven - North Haven Probate Court
Probate District 36
Town Hall
250 Main Street
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 468-3895
Fax: (203) 468-5155

Hamden - Bethany Probate Court
Probate District 37
Government Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 287-7082
Fax: (203) 287-7087

Madison - Guilford Probate Court
Probate District 34
Memorial Town Hall
8 Meeting House Lane
P.O. Box 1006
Madison, CT 06443
Phone: (203) 245-5661
Fax: (203) 245-5653

Meriden Probate Court
Probate District 16
City Hall
142 East Main Street
Room 113
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 630-4150
Fax: (203) 630-4043

Milford - Orange Probate Court
Probate District 40
70 West River Street
P.O. Box 414
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 783-3205
Fax: (203) 783-3364

Naugatuck Probate Court
Probate District 21
Town Hall
229 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: (203) 720-7046
Fax: (203) 720-5476

New Haven Probate Court
Probate District 38
200 Orange Street
1st Floor
P.O. Box 905
New Haven, CT 06504
Phone: (203) 946-4880
Fax: (203) 946-5962

New Haven Regional Children’s Probate Court
Probate District 55
873 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 773-9556
Fax: (203) 773-9685

Wallingford Probate Court
Probate District 17
Town Hall
45 South Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: (203) 294-2100
Fax: (203) 294-2109

Waterbury Probate Court
Probate District 20
49 Leavenworth Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 755-1127
Fax: (203) 597-0824

Waterbury Regional Children’s Probate Court
Probate District 58
65 Center Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 573-5080
Fax: (203) 573-5088

West Haven Probate Court
Probate District 39
City Hall
355 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 937-3552
Fax: (203) 937-3556

Are Waterbury Court Records Public?

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act guarantees public access to Waterbury court records. All court records and administrative records are presumed open. Interested individuals can submit requests to obtain copies of court records from the court that decided the case. Access to court records is restricted where:

  • There is a court order sealing access to the court record;
  • The case has elements of confidentiality;
  • It is a juvenile matter;
  • There is a law that exempts the record from public access.

Can You Look Up a Waterbury Court Case Online?

Waterbury court case records are available online on the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Interested individuals can access these court records on the Case Lookup section of the website. It provides web links to portals where users can find criminal and civil case documents. The Superior Court Case Lookup is the search portal to find civil, family, housing, and small claims cases. There is also a Criminal and Motor Vehicle Case Lookup where interested persons can search criminal and motor vehicle cases.

New Haven and Waterbury Probate Court records are also available online through the Case Lookup page. To search cases, use the District drop-down menu to filter search results by selecting Waterbury or the particular municipality in New Haven County.

How to Obtain Waterbury Civil Court Case Records?

Waterbury civil court case records are available at the courthouse where the case was decided. To obtain copies of court case records, interested persons should contact the court or their clerks to inquire about getting copies of civil court case records.

How to Obtain Waterbury Criminal Court Records?

Waterbury criminal court records are kept at the courthouse where the case was addressed. Interested individuals can get copies of criminal court records by making inquiries at the courthouse or contacting the clerk to ask for information about obtaining court records.

What are Waterbury Vital Records?

Waterbury vital records are official documents that contain information about life events that happened within the city’s jurisdiction. These records include birth, death, divorce, and marriage records. The Connecticut Judicial Branch in Waterbury has copies of divorce records. The Waterbury Town Clerk keeps copies of other vital records, including marriage, birth, and death records. Vital records are also made available at the state level by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Here is a list of the

Where and How to Obtain Waterbury Divorce Records?

The Connecticut Judicial Branch maintains copies of divorce records for all cities and counties within the state including Waterbury. They refer to divorce decrees and records as judgment files. Interested individuals can get copies of Waterbury divorce records, by visiting the Judicial District Clerk’s Office in the court where the divorce was granted. The address and contact information of the Clerk in Waterbury is below:

Waterbury Judicial District
300 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 591-3300
Fax: (203) 596-4032

Where and How to Get Public Waterbury Marriage Records?

Waterbury marriage records are maintained by the Waterbury Town Clerk. Marriage records in Waterbury are accessible to the public, hence, anyone can request certified copies of Waterbury marriage certificates at $20 per copy. To obtain copies of Waterbury marriage records, interested individuals should fill out the Marriage, or Civil Union Certificate form. Submit the form, with payment, in person or by mail to:

Waterbury Town Clerk
Vital Statistics
235 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-6800

Waterbury marriage records are also at the State Vital Records Office of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. This office keeps marriage records from 1897 to date. To obtain copies of Waterbury marriage certificates, fill out the Application for Copy of Marriage or Civil Union Certificate form. Provide money order payment of $20 per copy with mail requests. It should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of CT with mail requests.

Send the completed application by mail to:

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

Where and How to Find Waterbury Birth Records?

The Waterbury Town Clerk is the primary custodian of Waterbury birth records. A large form Waterbury birth certificate costs $20 per copy, while a short-form birth certificate costs $15. In Connecticut, birth records of less than 100 years old are not available to the general public. Access is restricted to birth record is restricted to the following persons:

  • The person whose birth is recorded;
  • Their immediate family relatives;
  • Attorneys and title examiners that are representing the record subject or their immediate family relatives;
  • Members of genealogical societies incorporated or authorized by the secretary of the state;
  • Agents of a state of federal agency or department.

To request Waterbury birth records, eligible persons should complete the Application for Birth Certificate form or Request for Certified Copy of Birth Records. They should also provide verification of the relationship that establishes their entitlement to the Waterbury birth certificate, a copy of an acceptable means of identification, and payment. Submit the request in person or by mail to:

Waterbury Town Clerk
Vital Statistics
235 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-6800

The State Vital Records Office of the Connecticut Department of Public Health maintains copies of Waterbury birth records from 1897 to date. A copy of a birth record costs $30. Interested and eligible individuals can obtain by completing the Request for Certified Copy of Birth Records. Requesters should include money order payment and a valid ID for mail applications. It should be made payable to the Treasurer, State of CT. Submit these documents by mail to:

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

Where and How to Find Waterbury Death Records?

The Waterbury Town Clerk keeps and issues certified copies of Waterbury death records. Certified copies of these death records are available to interested individuals of the public at $20 per copy. To get copies of Waterbury death certificates, interested individuals should complete the Application for Death Certificate form or the Request for Certified Copy of Death Certificate form. Make an in-person or mail request by submitting the form with payment to:

Waterbury Town Clerk
Vital Statistics
235 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-6800

Interested persons can also submit mail requests for Waterbury death records to the State Vital Records Office of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. It has copies of death records from 1897 to date. Interested individuals should complete the Request for Copy of Death Record form and include money order payment of $20 to the Treasurer, State of CT. Mail the application to:

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