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?
- 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:
|1st certified copy
||1st certified copy
||Handling fee for overnight orders
| Additional certified copies
||Additional certified copies
|| Overnight fee for rush orders
Birth and Death Certificate Applications:
||On December 19, 2018, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Board voted to allow more identifying options for birth certifcates. There will not be four options: male, female, X and intersex. To make changes on a birth certificate, contact CDPHE.
||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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Birth and Death Certificates