Certified copies of the vital events (birth, marriage, death) that occurred in Goshen or to residents of the town are available from the Town Clerk. Information pertaining to vital events and genealogy go back to the year 1737. There is a time frame from 1770 to 1820 where a lot of the records were destroyed.
Certified copies of birth certificates can be issued for people who were born in Goshen, or whose parents where residents of Goshen at the time of the birth. To obtain a copy of a birth certificate by mail, please use the application at the bottom of this page and send with the following: Self-addressed stamped return envelope, a copy of your drivers license, $20.00 for a long form and $15.00 for wallet size for each certified copy requested, and a check or money order payable to Goshen Town Clerk.
Certified copies of marriage licenses can be obtained for couples who were married in Goshen, or for couples that resided in Goshen at the time of their marriage. To obtain a certified copy by mail, please use the application at the bottom of this page and supply: Self-addressed stamped return envelope $20.00 per copy, a copy of your drivers license, and a check or money order payable to Goshen Town Clerk.
Burial permits are $5.00 and can be obtained in the Town Clerk's office.
Certified copies of death certificates can be issued for people who have died in Goshen, or who where residents of Goshen at the time of death. To obtain a copy of a Death Certificate by mail, please use the application at the bottom of this page and send with the following: Self-addressed stamped return envelope, $20.00 for each certified copy requested, a copy of your drivers license, and a check or money order payable to Goshen Town Clerk.
Marriage License Requirements
A marriage license is required of any couple getting married in Goshen. The cost is $50.00. You must get your Marriage License from the Town in which you are getting married. A Marriage License is valid for 65 days. (You must get married within 65 days of applying for your license.) Both parties must sign the Marriage License and take an oath in the presence of the Town Clerk or Assistant Town Clerk. A couple may come in together or individually. The Marriage License will be issued as soon as all of the necessary information has been furnished. Plan on spending about 20 minutes in the Town Clerk's Office. The office is in the Town Hall, 42 North Street, Goshen, CT 06756. No appointment is necessary.
You will need to supply the following information: Date of marriage; location; the name, address, and telephone number of the person performing the ceremony for you; your parent's names (mother's maiden name); and place of your birth and your parents birth. The cost is $50.00 for the Marriage License. We look forward to seeing you and wish you good luck!
Marriage License Certified Copy Request (for married persons to get a copy)
Or you may order off of the Vital Check website. There are fees attached to using Vital Check. Please read carefully.