Colorado Birth & Death Vital Records

Colorado birth death recordsState Bird: Lark Bunting
State Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine
State Name Language of Origin: Spanish
State Name Meaning: Red (referring to the Colorado River)
Admission to Union: August 1, 1876
Source: Wikipedia

Although Colorado enacted a law in 1875 to require registration of birth and death records, compliance was minimal and not enforced. Early Colorado vital records may be found in county courthouses, county health departments, and online through the Colorado State Archives. Genealogists may want to reference The Guide to Vital Statistics of Colorado, prepared by the Colorado Historical Records Survey, which describes the records held at public archives as well as church archives. Statewide registration of Colorado death records began in 1900 and of Colorado birth records in 1910. While certified copies of birth certificates are restricted, copies of death certificates will be issued to any family relation for genealogical research. Requests for certified copies should be made to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Vital Records Section in person or by mail. Online requests can be made through VitalChek.

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Colorado Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Public Health & Environment
Vital Records Section HSVR-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Dr S
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: 303-756-4464
Fax: 800-423-1108
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: Certified copies for birth years 1910 to present can also be ordered at most county health departments.
Record Access Requirements: The person named on the record, members of the immediate family, legal representatives of those named above, and others demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record may request a copy.
Search Note: Birth Certificates are filed under person of record's last name. Email questions to vital.records@state.co.us.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Public Health & Environment
Vital Records Section HSVR-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Dr S
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: 303-756-4464
Fax: 800-423-1108
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Note: Email questions to vital.records@state.co.us.
Record Access Requirements: Certified copies may be issued to: parents; grandparents; stepparents; siblings; spouse; adult children, stepchildren or grandchildren of the deceased; legal representatives of above; genealogists, probate researchers or those with a tangible interest.
Note: Death certificates are indexed by decedent's last name and the year of death. Include date of birth or age at death.

Records Available: State Archives
Colorado Information Technology Services
Archives & Public Records
1313 Sherman St, Room 1B-20
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2358
Fax: 303-866-2257
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM

Colorado County Birth & Death Vital Records


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