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US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Colorado Birth Certificate Application

A birth certificate is an important legal document that allows you to prove identity, age, and American citizenship. It is often the required form of ID, when applying for:

It is also requested to prove your right to be employed in the United States. In Colorado, birth certificates are issued by the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.

If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to obtain it from the state where you were born or directly the county where you were born. This means that you cannot ask the Colorado vital record office to issue your birth certificate if you were born outside of Colorado.

However, if you were born in Colorado then you may request a birth certificate from this state.

For a certified copy of your state of Colorado birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive the authorized copy of your birth certificate.

You can obtain a birth certificate from the Colorado (CO) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in: El Paso County, Denver County, Arapahoe County, and the cities of Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton.

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Please note: if you are looking for a birth, marriage, death certificate, or other vital records for research purposes, you may access historic and legal records at the Colorado State Archives.

Colorado Birth Certificate Replacement

It is essential to keep your birth certificate safe. However, it may happen to lose or damage your birth certificate.

In this case or in case you do not have your original document, you will need to obtain an authorized copy so that you can use the certificate for legal purposes.

Moreover, you should report a missing or stolen birth certificate to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to protect yourself from identity theft and other criminal uses of ID documents.

Replacing an important document can be overwhelming but you do not need to worry: with our easy-to-complete, entirely online application form you will not have to leave the house and spend time and money visiting government offices. You will get your certificate directly in the mail.

If you have lost your state of Colorado birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. This can be done by completing our online form for the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions provided.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Birth records are restricted in Colorado as per Colorado state statute (C.R.S. 25-2-117). This means that the general public is usually not allowed to access the sensitive information included in complete vital records.

Confidential vital records in Colorado include data regarding the following events:

Only the individuals may apply for a copy of a birth record in Colorado:

  • The certificate holder
  • A parent, step-parent of the person named on the certificate (they must also feature in the document)
  • The Legal guardian of the certificate holder (a certified court order must be provided)
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, or sister of the certificate holder (proof of relationship must be provided)
  • The spouse of the person named on the record (a marriage certificate is required)
  • The ex-spouse of the person named on the record (must present proof of tangible interest)
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder (must show proof of client relationship)

Remember that your Colorado birth certificate is a important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.

Only authorized copies presenting the official state seal and registrar’s signature can be used for legal purposes.

Colorado Birth Certificate Requirements

To obtain a copy of a certified birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.

All those born in Colorado that need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of primary photo ID listed below (only currently valid documents), along with a completed application form:

  • State of Colorado Driver's License
  • State of Colorado ID Card
  • Driver's license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. Passport Book or Card
  • U.S. Citizenship ID Card (I-197)
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • Colorado Temporary Driver's License / State ID (must be current)
  • U.S. Military ID Card
  • Alien Registration Receipt/Permanent Resident Card
  • Jail Temporary Inmate ID: Denver and Pueblo county
  • Colorado Department of Corrections ID card
  • Colorado Department of Human Services Youth Corrections ID
  • Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Foreign Passport
  • Government Work ID
  • Job Corps ID Card
  • School, University or College ID Card (must be current)
  • Temporary Resident Card
  • U.S. B1/B2 Visa card with I-94
  • U.S. Merchant Mariner ID / Book

Alternatively, applicants can submit copies of 2 of the following secondary identification documents:

  • Acknowledgment of Parentage document (Colorado only)
  • Birth certificate of Applicant (U.S. only)
  • Court order for Adoption or Name Change
  • Craft of Trade License (Colorado only)
  • DD-214
  • Divorce Decree (U.S. only)
  • Colorado Gaming License
  • Hospital Birth Worksheet (within 6 months of birth)
  • Colorado Hunting or Fishing License (must be current)
  • Foreign or International Driving License (with photo)
  • IRS-ITIN Card/Letter
  • Marriage License/Certificate (U.S. only)
  • Medicare Card
  • Mexican Voter Registration Card
  • Motor Vehicle Registration or Title (must be current - U.S. only)
  • Pilot License
  • State, Territorial or Federal Prison or Corrections ID Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Selective Service Card/Letter (U.S. only)
  • Weapon or Gun Permit (U.S. only)
  • Work ID, Paycheck stub (within 3 months), or W2 (last tax year)
  • An expired primary-list ID document (expired for no longer than 6 months)

If you are requesting a birth certificate on behalf of a family member, but your name does not appear on the certificate, then you are also required to provide proof of relationship with the registrant as outlined above.

For example, if you are the legal guardian, or the adoptive parent of the person on record you are also required to submit proof of relationship (e.g. client agreement, court order, notarized statement from a parent, etc).

If you are requesting a certificate on behalf of your brother or sister then you are also required to supply a birth certificate proving that you share at least one parent (baptismal, hospital records or school records, will not be accepted unless you have a letter from the state of birth stating no record of birth was found).

Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:

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

Colorado Birth Certificate Fees

To request a Colorado birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Colorado is $32. Further fees apply for each additional copy.

If you decide to apply online for your birth certificate, you will be able to securely pay the vital record fees via debit or credit card.

Colorado Birth Processing Times

Thanks to our swift service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office.

Once it is processed, you will receive it directly to your home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Colorado are filled within up to 30 business days. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Colorado birth certificates early to avoid delays. This is especially important if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement, and other reasons that may carry a deadline.

Colorado Vital Records Offices

Find below a complete list of vital record offices that can help you obtain your Colorado birth certificate. Please keep in mind that county offices further away from you may be less busy than state offices and could issue the certificate quicker.

FAQs About Colorado Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Colorado?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Colorado is by completing the form online.

    • Fill out the birth certificate application online (click the button above to view the form). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so that your certificate can be issued directly.
    • Print, sign and pack your revised form with photocopies of a government-issued photo ID (check valid documents listed above).
    • Post your package to the Colorado vital records office with the required documents and fees. The Colorado bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
  • How long does it take to get birth certificate in Colorado?

    Processing time for a certified copy of a Colorado birth certificate can vary:

    • Mail-in orders take approximately up to 30 business days
    • In-person applications usually require waiting in line, check the vital records office addresses listed above and inquire about opening hours

    To ensure the quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:

    • Fill out the online birth certificate application (available by clicking button above).
    • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
    • Follow our personalized instructions to receive your official Colorado birth certificate at home.
  • How much is a birth certificate in Colorado?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Colorado carries a state fee of $20.

    Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request.

    It is recommended to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.

  • What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

    To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Colorado, you will need:

    • A complete birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is error-free
    • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see full list of acceptable documents above)
    • To pay the necessary fees
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