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During the lifetime of a person, he or she would enter into numerous contracts, and these would either be personal or professional in nature. There are many ways for these contracts to terminate, indeed, some of them are self-terminating contracts, but there are some contracts that are essentially forever unless a party to the contract had died. This is the reason why death records like Connecticut Death Records are important, for they are the best evidence that one could provide in order to prove the death of one of the parties to the contract and in so doing, terminate the contract without suffering the penalties that usually accompany the contract.

Connecticut Death Notices are presented because there is sometimes the need to prove that the party to the contract had died. By presenting the notice, the surviving party is able to claim any, if there are, remedies that are provided or either by the law or the contract itself in order to enforce his rights. Thus, a creditor whose debtor had died could not hold his original debtor liable because there is no way that he can enforce his right against the dead debtor, but the creditor could go after the estate of the decedent and satisfy his debt from the proceeds of the same.

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Copies of Connecticut Death Certificates may be obtained either from the state or the county level sources. County level sources are generally faster because there are not as much records in their archives than at the state level, but take note that when a person requests for a death record at the county level, the person making the request should make his or her request at the county where the event had taken place, otherwise, there would be no record to request for.

Copies of Death Records are also available at the state level through the Connecticut Department of Public Health. At this level, the usual processing time takes place between six to eight weeks after receipt of the properly accomplished application form and all other requirements that may be necessary and required by the department. At this level, however, it is sufficient that the event occurred within the borders of the state and not within the borders of the county where the request would be made. The first step would be to obtain the necessary application form and accomplish it before sending it to the department for processing. When the form is sent, it must be accompanied by a money order or personal check to answer for the required fee which is twenty dollars. Another important reminder is that for deaths that occurred after the year 1997, a valid government issued identification card would be required in order to prove that the person making the request could indeed make that request.

It is also possible to request for death records online through the use of online databases. These mostly privately owned and internet-based resources provide substantially the same information as the various government offices and databases, but their platforms are faster, more efficient, easier to use, and cheaper because most would only charge the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.

When requesting for a copy of a death certificate at the state level, make sure to follow the procedure given below

  • Obtain the necessary application form
  • Accomplish the application form.
  • Make a money order or personal check to answer for the required fee and attach the same to the form.
  • Make a copy of any government issued valid identification card and attach the same to the form.
  • Send the application form and all other requirements as may be necessary to the Department of Public Health for processing.
  • Wait for the department to finish processing your request.

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