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How to Order a Colorado Birth Certificate

Birth certificates for the state of Colorado are handled by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Their records begin in the year 1910.  Colorado birth certificate and birth record search tool

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. 

Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Colorado birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

The fees are as follows:colorado birth certificate

$17 for 1st copy (or search when no record found)
$10 for each additional copy of same record ordered at same time

This fee includes postage for first class mail.  Expedited delivery is available for an additional fee.

$15.50 - Fed Ex – within continental U.S.
$16.40 - Express Mail – within continental U.S.

Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call (303) 692-2200 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday--Friday

If you have any questions, please call (303) 692-2200.