Birth and Death Certificates

Due to construction our office is closed to walk-in service Nov. 22, 2021 through mid-Dec. Birth and death certificates may still be requested online and by phone by calling 720-295-7964. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Order a Birth Certificate or Death Certificate

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. Certificates can be purchased online and by phone. 

Ways to Order a Certificate

In-person

In-person services are temporary unavailable.

When our offices open, 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.

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Online

Birth and death certificates can be purchased online through VitalChek.com. A processing fee will apply for orders placed through VitalChek.

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:

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
Birth and Death Certificates
120 W. 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can order a birth 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

Cost

  • First certified birth certificate $20
  • Additional certified birth certificates of the same record $13 each

Who can order a death certificate?

Death certificates may be issue to a current spouse, parent, shared parentage, siblings/half siblings, children, or a legal representative of those named.

Cost

  • First certified birth certificate $20
  • Additional certified birth certificates of the same record $13 each

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks, and cash as forms of payment.

What forms of identification are accepted?

A valid driver license, state issued identification or passport that are not expired is required. If you do not have the above identification, please refer to this approved identity verification documents listing.

For who can I purchase a birth certificate?

You may purchase your own, or one for your:

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

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

Unfortunately, no. You must contact the vital records office in the state in which you were born or order online via a site like VitalChek.com.

 

Other Important Information

Changes to identifying options on birth certificates

On Dec. 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

Birth certificates for Colorado adult adoptees

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) began processing requests for original birth certificates for Colorado adult adoptees on Jan. 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.