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How to obtain and birth or death certificate in the state of Colorado

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How to obtain and birth or death certificate in the state of Colorado

Posted: 1358801910000
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Edited: 1358801967000
I have come across some threads, and inbox messages from people telling me where I can go to get birth and death information in the state of Colorado. Unfortunately, most of the time this information is wrong. Google is not always correct.

I worked in the funeral industry here in the state of Colorado for about 2 years. Most days I ran paper work, death certificates. Death certificates are filed at Vital statistics, the same place as birth certificates.

I have had some people tell me that I can only go certain days, or that I cannot just pop in. They provide address's to the places where they go. Yes, these addresses are correct, sort of.

The addresses most people give me are for section offices. A section office is not an office for the entire state, and as the name implies, they are an office for a section of the state. These are not county offices, county offices are more like a main office, and there are only a few of these section offices that I know of.

This is because in the funeral industry you cannot file a death certificate at a section office. Death certificates, and birth certificates have to be fined at the county vital records office, and they have to be filed in the county that they were born in or died in. So if you were born in Arapaho county your birth certificate would have been filed at what is called tri-county records. If you died in Boulder county, your death certificate was filed at Boulder county vital records.

If you forget the section offices and go to the county vital statics offices you are able to pop in whenever you can during business hours, and you are able, and you must provide all necessary documentation, to obtain any other documents or forms that you have come for. Also, any county vital statics office can provide you with information from any county in Colorado, a section office, as far as I understand, cannot. I even called the Denver county office to confirm that they could do this for other counties.

I hope that this clears up any and all confusion for people searching here in Colorado. I will also try and post this thread to other counties here in Colorado.

Below are the addresses for the all of the county vital statics offices in Colorado. As well as what you need to bring with you.

Happy hunting, and good luck on your tree's...

Death Certificates

Fee $17.00 (as far as I know, and I have called to check, death information is public record, any one is able to pull a death certificate. Please call your county and double check.)

Birth Certificates

We issue certificates for any birth within the state of Colorado from 1905 to the present. (Dates vary depending on county)


1st certified copy: $17.75
Additional certified copies -
(ordered at the same time for the same person): $10.00 each
Additional Charges

Handling fee for credit card orders: $10.00
UPS Overnight fee for rush orders: $19.00

You may obtain copies of birth certificates if you have proof of your relationship:

Adult child
Legal guardian
To prove your relationship, we can accept:

Birth certificates
Marriage certificates
Guardianship paperwork

The following address is for Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties.

Tri-County Health Department
7000 E. Bellview, Suite #301
Englewood, CO 80111-1628
(303) 220-9200

Alamosa County Vital Records
Alamosa County Clerk & Recorder
402 Edison Avenue
P.O. Box 630
Alamosa, CO 81101
(719) 589-6681

Archuleta County Vital Records 
Archuleta County Clerk & Recorder
449 San Juan St.
P.O. Box 2589
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-8350

Baca County Vital Records 
Baca County Clerk
P.O. Box 116
Springfield, CO 81073-0116
(719) 523-4555

Bent County Vital Records
Bent County Nursing Service
701 Park Avenue
Las Animas, CO 81054
(719) 456-6042

Boulder County Vital Records
Boulder County Health Dept
3450 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 441-1100

Chaffee County Vital Records 
Chaffee County Clerk & Recorder
104 Crestone Ave
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-6913

Cheyenne County Vital Records 
Cheyenne County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810-0067
(719) 767-5649

Clear Creek County Vital Records -->
Clear Creek County Clerk & Recorder
405 Argentine St
P.O. Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444-2000
(970) 679-2339

Conejos County Vital Records 
Conejos County Clerk
P.O. Box 157
Conejos, CO 81129-0157
(719) 376-5927

Costilla County Vital Records 
Costilla County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 308
San Luis, CO 81152
(719) 672-3301

Crowley County Vital Records 
Crowley County Local Registrar
6th and Main
P.O. Box 186
Ordway, CO 81063
(719) 267-3546

Custer County Vital Records 
Custer County Clerk
205 South Sixth Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252
(719) 783-9067

Delta County Vital Records
Delta County Registrar
Office of the Clerk & Recorder
501 Palmer, Ste 211
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-2150

Denver County Vital Records
City of Denver Vital Records
605 Bannock Street, Rm 302
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 436-7351
Clerk & Recorder's Office
City and County Building
1437 Bannock Street, Rm 391
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 865-8400

Dolores County Vital Records 
Dolores County Clerk
409 North Main St
P.O. Box 58
Dove Creek, CO 81324
(970) 677-2381

Eagle County Vital Records -->
Eagle County Clerk & Recorder
551 Broadway
Eagle, CO 81631-0850
(970) 328-8816

El Paso County Vital Records
El Paso County Health Department
Vital Statistics Section
305 South Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 520-7475

Elbert County Vital Records 
Elbert County Health Department
33817 Blue Bird Lane
Elizabeth, CO 80107
(303) 646-4127

Fremont County Vital Records
Fremont County Local Registrar
611 Main Street
P.O. Box 190
Canon City, CO 81215
(719) 275-1556
Florence address: Fremont County Local Registrar
605 West Fifth
P.O. Box 325
Florence, CO 81226-0325
(719) 784-3635, Fax: (719) 784-0606

Garfield County Vital Records
Garfield County Clerk and Recorder
109 8th Street, Suite 200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-2377 Ext 1950

Gilpin County Vital Records 
County Clerk and Recorder
203 Eureka St
P.O. Box 429
Central City, CO 80427
(970) 582-5321

Grand County Vital Records
Grand County Courthouse
308 Byers Avenue
P.O. Box 120
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
(970) 725-3347 Ext 210

Gunnison County Vital Records 
Gunnison County Clerk & Recorder
221 N. Wisonsin, Suite C
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-1516

Hinsdale County Vital Records 
Hinsdale County Clerk
P.O. Box 403
Lake City, CO 81235
(970) 944-2227

Huerfano County Vital Records 
Huerfano County Clerk
400 Main Street, Ste 201
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034
(719) 738-2370

Jackson County Vital Records 
Jackson County Clerk
P.O. Box 337
Walden, CO 80480-0337
(970) 723-4363

Jefferson County Vital Records
Jefferson County Vital Records
Dakota Building
800 Jefferson County Parkway, Ste 1300
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 271-6450

Kiowa County Vital Records 
Kiowa County Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Eads, CO 81036-0037
(719) 438-5531

Kit Carson County Vital Records 
Kit Carson County Clerk
251 6th Street
Burlington, CO 80807-0248
(719) 346-5950

La Plata County Vital Records 
San Juan Basin Health Department
281 Sawyer Drive
P.O. Box 140
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 247-5702 Ext 201

Lake County Vital Records -->
Lake County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 964
Leadville, CO 80461
(719) 486-1410

Larimer County Vital Records
Larimer County Department of Health & Environment
Vital Statistics Office
1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 498-6710

Las Animas County Vital Records 
Las Animas County Health Dept
412 Benedicta Ave
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-2213

Lincoln County Vital Records 
Lincoln County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Hugo, CO 80821
(719) 743-2455

Logan County Vital Records
Northeast Colorado Health Dept
700 Columbine
Sterling, CO 80751
(970) 522-3741

Mesa County Vital Records
Mesa County Health Department
510 - 29 1/2 Road
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5033
(970) 255-2414

Mineral County Vital Records 
Mineral County Clerk
P.O. Box 70
Creede, CO 81130-0070
(719) 658-2575

Moffat County Vital Records 
Moffat County Clerk
221 West Victory Way
Craig, CO 81625-2732
(970) 824-8254

Montezuma County Vital Records 
Montezuma County Clerk & Recorder
109 West Main Street, Rm 108
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3728

Montrose County Vital Records
Montrose County Clerk & Recorder
320 S. 1st Street, Rm 101
P.O. Box 1289
Montrose, CO 81402
(970) 249-3362

Morgan County Vital Records 
Northeast Colorao Health Department
228 W. Railroad
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 867-4918

Otero County Vital Records 
Otero County Clerk
P.O. Box 511
La Junta, CO 81050-0511
(719) 384-4721

Ouray County Vital Records -->
Ouray County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box C
541 4th Street
Ouray, CO 81427-0615
(970) 325-4961

Park County Vital Records 
Park County Clerk
P.O. Box 220
Fairplay, CO 80440-0220
(719) 836-4222

Phillips County Vital Records 
Phillips County Clerk
221 South Interocean Avenue
Holyoke, CO 80734-1534
(970) 854-3279

Pitkin County Vital Records -->
Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder
530 East Main Street, Suite 101
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-5180

Prowers County Vital Records 
Prowers County Clerk
P.O. Box 1046
Lamar, CO 81052-1046
(719) 336-7416

Pueblo County Vital Records 
Pueblo County Health Department
151 Central Main
Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 583-4306

Rio Blanco County Vital Records
Rio Blanco County Clerk
P.O. Box 1150
Meeker, CO 81641
(970) 878-5068

Rio Grande County Vital Records 
Rio Grande County Clerk
1035 Park Avenue
P.O. Box 530
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 852-2731

Routt County Vital Records -->
Routt County Genealogy Resources
County Courthouse
522 Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Box 773598
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
(970) 870-5556

Saguache County Vital Records 
Saguache County Clerk
P.O. Box 356
Saguache, CO 81149-0356
(719) 655-2616

San Juan County Vital Records 
San Juan County Clerk
P.O. Box 466
1557 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433
(970) 387-5671

San Miguel County Vital Records -->
County Clerk
P.O. Box 548
County Courthouse
305 W. Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-3954

Sedgwick County Vital Records 
Sedgwick County Clerk
P.O. Box 3
Julesburg, CO 80737-0003
(970) 474-3627

Summit County Vital Records
Summit County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 1538
208 E. Lincoln Ave
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-3470

Teller County Vital Records 
Teller County Clerk & Recorder
101 W. Bennett Ave
P.O. Box 1010
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
(719) 689-2951

Washington County Vital Records 
Washington County Clerk
150 Ash
Akron, CO 80720-1510
(970) 345-2756

Weld County Vital Records 
Weld County Health Department
1555 N. 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631-3811
(970) 304-6410

Yuma County Vital Records 
Yuma County Health Department
221 South Main
Wray, CO 80759
(970) 848-3878

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