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Once your Colorado marriage record order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.


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Colorado Vital Records Section Agency Information

The Colorado Division of Vital Records (Colorado Vital Records) issues copies of Colorado vital records including certified copies of Colorado birth certificates, Colorado death certificates, Colorado marriage records (verification only) and Colorado divorce records (verification only) for events that occurred within the State of Colorado. You may order copies of Colorado vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

Identification Requirements
Colorado Vital Records requires all applicants to submit a copy of proof of relationship (e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, court order) and a copy of their valid, government issued photo ID. You will be presented with an Authorization Form at the end of your order that includes specific instructions. When faxing your identification, please enlarge and lighten to ensure your fax is legible. Your order will not be processed until a legible form of identification and proof of relationship are received. Below is a list of acceptable forms of identification:

One of the following valid forms of identification (no expired documents are accepted):

  • Photo Driver License, Photo Identification Card, Current School, University or College Identification Card, U.S. Passport, Foreign Passport, Alien Registration Receipt Card/Permanent Resident Card, Temporary Resident Card Employment Authorization Card, U.S. Military Identification Card, Tribal Identification Card, U.S. Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Citizenship Identification Card


Two of the following (any document expired more than six months will not be accepted):

  • Work Identification/Paycheck Stub/W-2, Voter Registration Card, Social Security Card, DD-214, Motor Vehicle Registration/Title, Probation Documents, Marriage License/Divorce Decree, Social Services Card, Hospital Birth Worksheet, Acknowledgment of Paternity Document, Department of Corrections Identification Card, Birth Certificate of the Applicant, Craft or Trade License, Hunting or Fishing License, Merchant Mariner Card, Pilot License, Selective Service Card, Weapon or Gun Permit, Any Expired document from the 'Primary' List

The following forms of identification are not accepted:

  • Matricula Consular Card
  • Novelty ID Card
  • Non-expiring Identification Cards
  • City or County Prison/Jail ID
  • Souvenir Birth Certificates

If you cannot provide acceptable identification, it is suggested that you ask a spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, or adult child, who can provide appropriate identification, to request the certificate. Proof of relationship is required, (e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, court order, etc.).

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Colorado Vital Records only issues two type of marriage records: 1) Marriage Verification (verification that a marriage took place) and 2) Marriage Heirloom (keepsake certificate that cannot be used for legal purposes). If you would like to apply for a Marriage License or request a copy of your Marriage Certificate, you will need to contact your local County Clerk/Recorder.

Who Can Order?
Access to copies of Colorado marriage verifications is limited to the bride or groom, parent, stepparent, grandparents, great grandparents, siblings, half-siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, step-children, legal representatives, consular corps/offices, genealogists, in-laws, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, probate researchers, creditors, employer, insurance companies and governmental agencies. Proof of relationship or direct and tangible interest is required - instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order.

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Available Colorado (CO) Marriage Record Types

Marriage Verification


This is a verification of marriage, which only verifies that a marriage took place. For a copy of the original marriage license/certificate, contact the clerk and recorder that issued the document.

First Copy: $17.00    Additional Copies: $10.00

Marriage Heirloom


This is a Marriage Heirloom, which is not guaranteed to be accepted by Federal Government agencies. For a copy of the original marriage license/certificate, contact the clerk and recorder that issued the document.

First Copy: $35.00    Additional Copies: $35.00

Civil Union Verification

This is a verification of Civil Union only, for events that occurred in the State of Colorado. Copies of Civil Union Certificates are only available at the District Court in the county where the license was purchased.

First Copy: $17.00    Additional Copies: $10.00

Civil Union Heirloom

Heirlooms are legal, certified certificates, however, they are not guaranteed to be accepted by Federal Governmental agencies. Copies of Marriage Certificates are only available at the District Court in the county where the license was purchased.

See Agency Information for entitlement requirements.

First Copy: $35.00    Additional Copies: $35.00

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VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!