Easily Order a Birth or Death Certificate Today

Thursday, November 28, 2019 Closed
Friday, November 29, 2019 Closed
Tuesday, December 24, 2019  Closing at 3 p.m
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Closed
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Closed

Centrally-located, offering quick and easy access, Denver Public Health offers multiple ways to order birth and death certificates.

We issue the following records:

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

Who can order a certificate?

  • The person named on the birth record, with approved forms of identification. (Español).
  • 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:

In Person

Birth certificates can be obtained in person, 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 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 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.


Please visit VitalChek.com to order a certificate online.


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 about Birth and Death Certificates

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.