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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Colorado Vital Records Section.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Colorado Vital Records Section Colorado Dept. Of Health 4300 Cherry Creek Drive Denver , CO, 80246-1530
Phone 866-632-2604
Fax 866-559-9636
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About Vital Records from Colorado Vital Records Section

COLORADO VITAL RECORDS
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

-OR-

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.

Available Colorado (CO) Vital Record Types

Death

A certified copy that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Colorado from 1900 to present.

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Marriage Verification

THIS IS NOT A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.

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.

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Divorce Verification

This is a verification of divorce only, for events that occurred in the State of Colorado. Copies of Divorce Certificates are only available at the District Court in the county where the decree was finalized.

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Birth

A certified copy of a birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Colorado from 1910 to present.

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Marriage Heirloom

THIS IS NOT A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.

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.

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Birth Heirloom

Heirlooms are legal, certified certificates, however, they are not guaranteed to be accepted by Federal Governmental agencies.

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Death Verification

A certified copy that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Colorado from 1900 to present.

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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.

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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.

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Death Legal

A certified copy of a legal death record contains only the Legal Information. No medical information is given on the legal death record. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Colorado from 1900 to present.

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