Order a Birth Certificate or Death Certificate

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during this time of constant change and uncertainty. We remain committed to serving you for your birth/death certificate needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 303-602-3660.
1. Our office remains open to the public.
2. Walk-ins are welcome. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety and wellness of our staff and customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and sanitation protocols, and are operating under social distancing guidelines. When visiting our location, we ask that you please put a minimum of 6 feet between you and anyone else present. We also ask that you bring a mask to wear while visiting, or ask us for one when you arrive. Our team members are required to wear a mask as well. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 303-602-3660.
3. Order your birth or death certificate with us over the telephone. Give us a call at 303-602-3660.
Thank you for your patronage!
The team at Denver County Vital Records
Birth and Death Certificate Department


Department Office Closures
Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 Closed
Observed Independence Day, July 3, 2020 Closed
Labor Day, September 7, 2020 Closed
Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 Closed

Denver Public Health offers multiple ways to order a birth certificate or death certificate including online, in person, by phone or by mail. If you live near Denver and want to visit our office, we are centrally-located and offer quick and easy access.

Whether you are looking to order a new birth certificate, a birth certificate replacement, or a copy of a birth certificate or death certificate, we are here to help.

We issue the following records:

  • Certified birth certificates for the state of Colorado from 1905 - present.
  • Certified death certificates for Denver County from 1964 - present.

Who can order a birth or death certificate?

  • The person named on the birth record, with approved forms of identification.
  • Members of the immediate family, with required proof of relationship. To prove your relationship, we accept:
    • Birth certificates.
    • Marriage certificates.
    • Court-approved guardianship paperwork.
  • Legal representatives of those named above.

Ways to order:

You can order certificates online, over the phone, in person or by mail.

In Person

If you would like to order a birth or death certificate in person, please visit us at 120 W. 5th Ave., Denver, CO 80204. You will be asked to complete a form, and to present your current driver's license, state identification, passport or other form of accepted identification. (Español).


By Mail

To request a birth or death certificate by mail, please fill out the birth certificate request form, or death certificate request form, and mail the signed application, fee and photocopies of the appropriate proof of identity or relationship to our office at:

120 W. 5th Avenue

Denver, CO 80204

Mail requests will require one week processing time after we receive it.

By Phone

To order a birth or death certificate by phone, please call (303) 602-3660. All phone orders will require identification (i.e. driver's license, passport, state issued identification.) We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

Phone requests received before 11 a.m. (MST) are processed the same business day, orders after 11 a.m. (MST) will be sent out the next business day. A $10 processing fee is applied for all telephone orders. Overnight delivery is available for $20.


If you would like to order a birth or death certificate online, please visit VitalChek.com.


Birth Certificates  Cost  Death Certificates Cost Additional Charges Cost
1st certified copy $20 1st certified copy $20 Handling fee for overnight orders
 Additional certified copies $13/each Additional certified copies $13/each  Overnight fee for rush orders $20


Birth and Death Certificate Applications:

Important Information
NOTICE On December 19, 2018, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Board voted to allow more identifying options for birth certificates. There will now be four options: male, female, X and intersex. To make changes on a birth certificate, contact CDPHE.
Colorado Adoptees CDPHE began processing requests for original birth certificates for Colorado adult adoptees on January 4, 2016. These requests are only being handled by the Colorado Vital Records office. For more information and to obtain the request form, visit the CDPHE website, or call (303) 692-2200
Vital Records Requirements Receive birth or death certificates by in-person, or by mail. A valid driver's license is required. If you do not have a valid driver's license, valid identification will be required. For more information, please call (303) 602-3660 or fax (303) 602-3665.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I order a birth certificate over the phone?

Yes. Please call the Denver Public Health Birth and Death Certificates Department at (303) 602-3660.

Who is eligible to purchase a birth certificate?

You may purchase your own, or one for your:

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Children
  • Spouse
  • Siblings (birth certificate proving one common parent required)
  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren

I was not born in Colorado. Can I get a birth certificate from your office?

No. You must contact the State Vital Records Office in the state in which you were born.