New London County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Numbers

Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) publishes annual crime reports for all the counties in the state. Its latest reports show that New London County recorded 4 murders, 24 rapes, 33 robberies, and 71 aggravated assaults in 2016. In that year, recorded incidents of property crimes include 98 burglaries, 541 larcenies, and 102 motor vehicle thefts.

In the period between 2012 and 2016, murder and rape rates increased by 25% and 33.3% respectively in New London County. The county’s five-year crime trend also reveals rising larceny-theft (9.3%) and motor vehicle theft (67.2%) rates. However, in the same period, it recorded fewer robberies (34%), aggravated assault (68.2), and burglaries (58.5%), and arsons (67.7%).

Criminal Records

The New London Police Department provides local background checks for the county. The criminal records provided cover the past ten years. To obtain a local background check, download and fill a Criminal History Conviction Information Request Form. Maiden names, aliases, and any other names of the person whose criminal history is being checked must be provided on the form, in order to obtain a complete criminal history report.

The fee for each criminal background check is $20, payable by a check or money order made out to the City of New London. The fee can also be paid in cash when requesting a background check in person. Submit the completed form by mail or in-person to:

New London Police Department
Records Division
5 Gov. Winthrop Boulevard
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 447-5269

The Record Section of the New London Police Department keeps records of an incident and accident reports for the county and makes them available on request. To request a copy of an incident or accident report, simply download and fill a Report Request Form from their website. Submit the completed form by email or in person. Each police report costs 50 cents per page. There is an additional $5 mailing fee. The Police Department accepts checks and money orders, made payable to the City of New London, for these fees.

When submitting a request for an incident or accident report in person, visit the Record Section office anytime from Monday through Friday between 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection maintains a central database of registered sex offenders in Connecticut and makes this registry available to the public. Visit the State of Connecticut Sex Offender Registry to search for registered sex offenders living in New London County. Search this database by name, street address, city name, and zip code to locate registered sex offenders in the county.

The Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center is a high-level prison that serves New London County and three other counties in the State of Connecticut. It is located at:

986, Norwich-New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT 06382

The Connecticut Department of Correction oversees the correctional center and makes inmate information available to the public through its Offender Information Search tool.

Friends and families can place funds in the inmates’ accounts by sending checks and money orders. All checks and money orders must be sent to:

Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 290800
Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

Call the Inmate Trust Fund (ITF) office at (860) 692-7670 for more information about the inmates account.

Court Records

The Superior Court is the highest trial court in New London County. Its divisions include Judicial District, Geographical Area, and Juvenile Matters Courts. Below are the addresses and contact information of the court:

Geographical Area 10
112 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 443-8343
Phone: (860) 443-8346 (Small Claims)
Fax: (860) 437-1168

Geographical Area 21
1 Courthouse Square
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 889-7338
Fax: (860) 885-0509

Juvenile Matters
987 Hartford Turnpike
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 440-5880
Fax: (860) 440-5885

New London Judicial District
70 Huntington Street
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 443-5363
Fax: (860) 442-7703

New London Judicial District
1 Courthouse Square
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 887-3515
Fax: (860) 887-8643

Other courts in the county include the New London Probate Court that hears estate, will, trust, and adoption cases. The court has offices in five different locations in the county. Below are their addresses and contact information:

New London Probate Court
Probate District 31
181 State Street
Room 2
P.O. Box 148
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 443-7121
Fax: (860) 437-8155

New London Regional Children's Probate Court
Probate District 57
One Union Plaza
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 437-6253
Fax: (860) 437-6259

Niantic Regional Probate Court
Probate District 32
118 Pennsylvania Avenue
P.O. Box 519
Niantic, CT 06357
Phone: (860) 739-6052
Fax: (860) 739-6738

Norwich Probate Court
Probate District 29, City Hall
100, Broadway
Room 122
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 887-2160
Fax: (860) 887-2401

Southeastern Connecticut Probate Court
Probate District 30, Town Hall
45 Fort Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 441-6655
Fax: (860) 441-6657

Members of the public can search court records online by using different Case Look tools. To search a record, click the Superior Court Case Look-up or Probate Court Case Look-up. To obtain copies of these records, visit or call the Clerk’s Offices at the various courthouses.

Vital Records

Divorce records for New London County are available from the Judicial District Clerk’s Office. To obtain copies of a divorce record, contact the Clerk’s Office in the Judicial District Court where the case was heard. The Clerk’s Office will require a case name and a docket number to locate the right records and make copies of a divorce decree or Judgement File. The fee for copies of divorce records is $1 per page. Certified copies cost an additional $2 per record.

The Connecticut Department of Health provides vital records for the counties in the state through its Vital Records Office. The public can obtain marriage, civil union, birth, and death certificates from this office. These vital records are also available from the various Vital Statistics, Town Clerk, and City Clerk offices in the county. Check the Connecticut Vital Records Directory to find locations situated in New London County.

The certificates can be requested by mail and in person. To request for one, download and complete a Birth (State and Town), Death (State and Town), or Marriage (State and Town) Record form. While the State Vital Records Office charges $30, $20, and $20 respectively for birth, death, and marriage certificate, Town/City Vital Records offices charge $20 ($15 for each additional copy of birth record) for each copy of these vital records.

When requesting these vital records by mail, enclose a postal money order for the fee and a valid ID with the completed application. Make the money order payable to Treasurer, State of CT when requesting a vital record from the State Vital Records Office. Check with the Town or City Clerk’s Office when requesting vital records for a New London County municipality.