Birth and Death Certificates

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?

  • Person named on the birth record. Approved forms of identification. (Español).
  • Members of the immediate family. (Proof of relationship is required.) To prove your relationship, we can 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).

You must arrive before 4 p.m. to be processed before closing time.

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 additional documentation (i.e. driver's license number, credit card.) Your order will be processed through our our secure online ordering system. All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

Phone requests are process within two business days and have an additional $10 processing free.

Next day service is available for an additional $20 processing fee.


Birth Certificates Cost
1st certified copy $20
Additional certified copies $13/each
 Death Certificates  Cost
1st certified copy $20
Additional certified copies $13/each
Additional Charges Cost
Handling fee for credit card orders $10
Overnight fee for rush orders $19


Birth and Death Certificate Applications:

  • Birth certificate application (Solicitud Para Una Copia Certificada de Acta de Nacimiento).
  • Death certificate application (Solicitud de copia Certificada de Certificado de Defuncion).

Related Resources:

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
  • Spouses
  • Siblings (birth certificate proving one common parent required)
  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren

Legal guardians with official legal guardianship documentation may obtain a certificate for the ward.

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.

I am doing genealogy research and need birth and death information that is more than 100 years old. Where can I get this information?

Birth and death certificates more than 100 years old are public record. Here are some suggested resources: