Denver (CO) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Denver, Colorado (CO) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Denver birth certificate mailed to you.


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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Denver, CO Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Denver or the rest of Denver County are issued a Colorado (CO) birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such a Denver citizen needs to:

  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Apply for a passport or social security card
  • Obtain a driver’s license, or other government-issued documentation
  • Get married

If your Denver, Colorado birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Denver birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Denver, (CO) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Denver, Colorado birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Denver birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Denver, CO birth certificate types

When ordering a replacement birth certificate in Denver, Colorado it is important to understand the different types of birth certificates available in order to make sure you obtain the correct document to fulfill your needs.

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Denver, Colorado.

Long-form copy of a Denver, CO birth certificate

A long-form copy of a birth certificate issued in Denver is also known as:

  • Certified copy of a birth certificate
  • Full copy of a birth certificate
  • Authorized copy of a birth certificate
  • Official copy of a birth certificate

A certified copy of a birth certificate issued in the city of Denver or the rest of Denver County (CO) can be used to establish an individual’s:

  • Identity
  • Age
  • Citizenship

An authorized copy of a Denver birth certificate is a government-issued copy of the original document. It includes any corrections made to the birth record.

If you need your Denver birth certificate to enroll in school or college, get a driver’s license, apply for a US passport, get married, or for other legal purposes, then you need to order an authorized copy of your birth certificate. An informational copy will not be accepted to prove your identity.

A long-form Denver birth certificate is required at the following agencies, amongst others:

  • DMV
  • Social Security
  • Passport agencies

An official or full-body certified copy of a Denver birth certificate will carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

You may order a long-form certified copy of a Denver birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.

Short-form copy of a Denver, CO birth certificate

An informational copy of a Denver birth certificate is also known as a short-form birth certificate. It is an abstract of the birth record. It only shows the individual's basic information.

Short-form Denver birth certificates or informational copies bear the following statement imprinted across the face of the copy:

“Informational, not a valid document to establish identity”

How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Denver

Getting a government-issued birth certificate in Denver, Colorado is a straightforward process that can be completed with little to no hassle.

To order an authorized copy of a Denver (CO) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign the Denver birth certificate application form, sign the sworn statement, and have the Certificate of Acknowledgement notarized
  3. Mail the above to the State of Colorado Vital Records Office with a check or money order made payable to Clerk-Recorder to cover the fees, a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Once your Denver birth certificate request has been processed by the vital records office, your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Denver Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

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

Citizens of Denver who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person may do so at the address below, during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line.

Denver Public Health
150 W. 5th. Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

Please note that fees may differ depending on whether you are sending your birth certificate application to the state vital records office or the county recorder’s office. Remember to verify and submit the appropriate fees accordingly.

As of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Denver birth certificate copy required information

To get a certified copy of a Denver, Colorado birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal details:

  • The full name as stated on the birth certificate
  • The mother's full maiden name
  • The date and place of birth

Required documents for a certified copy of a Denver birth certificate

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Denver birth certificate need prove their 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 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

Who is eligible to apply

In Colorado birth records are restricted. Therefore, an authorized certified copy of a Denver birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The certificate holder
  • A parent, step-parent of the person named on the certificate (must also feature in the certificate)
  • Legal guardian of the certificate holder (certified court order must be provided)
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, or sister of the certificate holder (proof of relationship must be provided)
  • Spouse of the person named on the record (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)

How to Request an Apostille for a Denver Birth Certificate

Citizens born in the city Denver, or the rest of Denver County, CO who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

To get an apostille on a Denver birth certificate, follow these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Denver, Colorado birth certificate
  2. Include the certified copy of the SD County birth certificate, a cover sheet stating the country in which the document will be used, a self-addressed envelope with pre-paid postage
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy of the Denver, CO birth certificate, mail the above to the Colorado Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication.

Colorado Authentications Unit street address:

Colorado Secretary of State
Certified documents
1700 Broadway, Suite 550
Denver, CO 80290

Denver Birth Certificate Cost

When ordering a copy of a birth certificate in Denver, Colorado (CO), it is necessary to pay the appropriate search fee.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your Denver birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check

Denver (CO) birth certificate applications processed in the Colorado state vital records office call for a $20 fee.

Applications submitted by post or handed in person at the city of Denver and Denver County Vital Records Office carry a $20 fee.

Please note that the fee varies depending on whether you submit your Denver birth certificate application at the state or county office.

Applicants submitting their request in person also have the option of paying the fee in cash or by credit/debit card, although a surcharge may apply.

It is advisable to order extra copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Duplicate copies of the same Denver birth certificate ordered within a single form carry the same cost as the initial copy ordered.

Denver Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete Denver birth certificate application package, along with the requirements detailed above and the necessary fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Important note: Birth certificate processing time will depend on whether your order is sent to the State Vital Records Office or the County Vital Records Office. Some county offices may issue a short-form birth certificate copy unless they are requested a certified copy of a birth record originally filed in their office. Since all birth records are kept at the state level, it is advisable to send your request to the Colorado Vital Records Office to ensure that a long-form certified birth certificate can be issued. The exact mailing address for your birth certificate will be provided to you in our personalized instructions.

In most cases, your Denver birth certificate order will be filled within 7 to 10 business days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Denver, Colorado CO birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Denver vital records at this time. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

This is especially important when you need to present your Denver birth certificate for a procedure that has a strict deadline, such as school enrollment, retirement planning, or having a passport issued in time for a trip abroad.

Colorado Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Colorado.

Keep in mind that the Denver Vital Records office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

Therefore, unless you are sending your application to the State of Colorado Vital Records Office, it is advisable to submit a Denver birth certificate application at the office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the long-form certified birth certificate being issued.

In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the full file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.

FAQs About Denver (CO) Birth Certificates

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Denver (CO)?

    To get a copy of a Denver birth certificate:

    The certificate holder must be a Colorado born citizen, and the applicant must be eligible Complete the Denver online birth certificate application form (available at the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try

    The Denver birth certificate application form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the Colorado state vital records office or in-person, where available.

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Denver, CO?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Denver, (CO) usually takes 7 to 10 business days to process. Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Denver (CO) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the Denver vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

  • How much does a Denver birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Denver, Colorado birth certificate carries a cost for the record search.

    The fee for a Denver birth certificate varies depending on whether the applicant sends their birth certificate copy application to the state of Colorado.

    Denver birth certificates issued at the state office carry a cost of $20 per copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Denver birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same cost as the first document requested in a single form.

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