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• Photocopy of the requestor's valid identification
• Completed birth certificate application
• The person named on the birth record, with approved forms of identification
• Members of the immediate family (parents, grandparents, siblings or children), with required proof of relationship. To prove your relationship, we accept:
- Birth certificates.
- Marriage certificates.
- Court-approved guardianship paperwork.
• Legal guardian of those named above
• Others demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record
• School registration
• Obtaining a Driver’s License
• Social Security Card
• Genealogy and/or family history
• Marriage (domestic and international)
• Signing up for youth sports programs
• Domestic or international adoption
• Access to other personal records
In-person requests normally take from 10-15 minutes
If the person is born in Colorado, you may obtain the birth certificate at ANY Vital Records in the state of Colorado
The State of Colorado made it this way for security purposes and because the mother’s name may change due to marriage, but the maiden name will always stay the same
• You can apply online through a third party website www.vitalchek.com
• Go directly to the state office and go through an appeal process
• You may contact us for additional information at 720-200-1401
No. You must contact the State Vital Records Office in the state in which you were born or you can also apply through VitalChek, a secure third party website.
On average, it takes approximately 6-8 weeks from the time baby was registered at the hospital. However, it can vary depending on the state where you live. If you have not received your child’s social security card within six to eight weeks, please visit or contact your local Social Security office.
To add a father/second parent to a birth certificate where a father/second parent is not currently listed, complete and submit the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage form to the state office.
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage
Reconocimiento Voluntario de Paternidad.
Please complete the form below to correct a Colorado Birth Certificate. This form must be sent to the Colorado State Vital Records office for processing (mailing address is on the form).
FORM TO CORRECT OR CHANGE A COLORADO BIRTH CERTIFICATE
SOLICITUD PARA CORREGIR O CAMBIAR UNA ACTA DE NACIMIENTO DE COLORADO
• Photocopy of the requestor's valid identification
• Completed death certificate application
• Proof of direct and tangible interest if applicable
Access to copies of Colorado death certificates is restricted to the decedent's parents, grandparents, stepparents, siblings, spouse, adult children, stepchildren or grandchildren of the deceased, legal representatives of any of the above, legal representatives of the deceased, probate researchers, genealogists representing family members with appropriate credentials, others who may demonstrate a direct and tangible interest when information is needed for determination or protection of a personal property right. Proof of relationship or direct and tangible interest is required.
The informant is the person who provided information about the deceased person to the funeral home so that the death record could be filed.
Colorado is a closed record state, therefore direct and tangible interest is required to release a record; meaning proof that the person requesting the death certificate is eligible for the record.
Examples can be a title with both parties listed, a bank account with both parties listed, beneficiary paperwork, lease agreements, social security paperwork, car/home title, etc.
We offer 3 types of death certificates:
• Standard death certificate will be the entire records legal information as well as medical will be listed on the death certificate.
• Legal death certificate will only have legal information such as decedents name, address, social security number etc.
• Death verification certificate will have minimal information verifying that the person passed away such as name, date of birth, date of death etc.
You can apply online through a secure third party website www.vitalchek.com.
There are several reasons why you may need to obtain a death certificate. Most often, it’s to serve as proof for legal purposes. These reasons may include:
• Accessing pension benefits,
• Claiming life insurance,
• Settling estates,
• Getting married (if a widow or widower needs to prove that their previous partner has passed), or
• Arranging for a funeral.
In-person payments can be made by cash, check, money order or credit cards. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Certificates are issued same day if record is ready for issuance in our system. Certificates are typically issued within 5 to 15 minutes.
In-person will usually walk out with certificates, USPS standard mail 5-7 business days, UPS 2-day shipping business delivery day only (No weekend deliveries)
• Processing Times
o Routine - 4 to 6 Weeks
o Expedited- 2 to 3 weeks
o Expedited at Agency- 8 Business Days
o *** Based on need, restrictions apply
• To apply please visit the following link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/how-to-apply.html
• If you need your passport quickly, you can expedite your application here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/hurry.html
• Frequently asked questions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/faqs.html
• Report a lost or stolen passport: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/after/lost-stolen.html
For a copy of the original marriage license/certificate, contact the clerk and recorder that issued the document.
Reconocimiento Voluntario de Paternidad
Please complete the Colorado State Vital Records Appeals Form to make corrections.
Send to: Vital Records,4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
Phone number: 303-692-2200