Birth and Death Certificates Now Available from DDPHE

Published on November 22, 2021

Denver residents can now access first and replacement birth and death certificates through the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE). Previously managed through Denver Public Health (now the Public Health Institute at Denver Health), the Vital Records program is transitioning to DDPHE as part of the consolidation of public health services in Denver. Available services related to birth and death certificate will not change as part of this transition.

As part of the transition, beginning on Monday, Nov. 22, the Vital Records office where in person services are offered, will be temporarily closed for renovation.  The office is anticipated to reopen in mid-December. In the meantime, services will be available online, by phone, or by mail. Denver residents who need to purchase a first or replacement birth or death certificate can do so online via www.VitalChek.com or call 720-295-7964 for assistance.

Important information regarding the transition:

  • As of Friday evening, Nov. 19, birth and death certificate services are accessible online at  www.Denvergov.org/BirthDeathCertificates
  • Denver residents can also purchase first and replacement birth and death certificates in Vital Records office, which will remain in its current location at 120 W. 5th Ave.
  • The new office phone number will be 720-295-7964. The office can be reached by fax at 720-337-7676
  • Staff will be accessible by phone and in person Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (except on the second Tuesday of each month where hours will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). The office will also be closed on all City and County of Denver observed holidays.