ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Long gone are the waiting lines in government offices. Order your official Colorado (CO) birth certificate from the comfort of your home!
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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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, especially 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. If you were born in Colorado then you may request a birth certificate from this state.
For a certified copy of your 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 will be able to 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.
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.
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 Colorado birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.
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 below individuals may apply for a copy of a birth record in Colorado:
Remember that your Colorado birth certificate is an 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.
To obtain a copy of a 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:
Alternatively, applicants can submit copies of 2 of the following secondary identification documents:
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
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 $20. 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.
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 in the comfort of your own 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 especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement, and other reasons that may carry a deadline.
Find below a complete list of vital record offices that can help you obtain your Colorado birth certificate. Please keep in mind that although county offices may not be the closest option for you, they may be less busy than state offices and therefore issue the certificate quicker.
Arapahoe County Vital Records
6162 S. Willow Drive, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
4300 Cherry Creek Dr South
Denver, CO 80246
El Paso County Public Health
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd. Suite 2044
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
605 Bannock Street, Rm 302
Denver, CO 80204
El Paso County Vital Records
305 South Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Jefferson County Vital Records
800 Jefferson County Parkway, Ste 1300
Golden, CO 80401
The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Colorado is by completing the form online.
Processing time for a certified copy of a Colorado birth certificate can vary:
To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:
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 recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Colorado, you will need: