You may order certificates any of the following ways: in person, by fax, by mail, or online (Note: a surcharge applies for use of credit card).
Please note: a surcharge applies for use of credit card
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website, www.vitalchek.com.
VitalChek is a private company that expedites vital records for a fee. This private company does the following for the Colorado Office of Vital Records:
To avoid any additional fees you may download and complete one of our online forms below and mail it to us with a check or money order.
Fax or mail an application as directed on one of these forms:
Dissolution (divorce, separation and annulment) records for the entire state are available for the following years: 1851 to 1939 and 1968 to present. Verifications for the years 1940 to 1967 are not available from this office and must be obtained from the county where the dissolution was decreed. The person named on the record, members of the immediate family, legal representatives of those named above, and others demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record may request a copy. Effective January 1, 2007, proof of your relationship or direct and tangible interest is required. Applicants must submit proof of their relationship or documentation to establish their legal interest in obtaining the birth certificate (i.e. birth certificates, marriage certificates, certified court orders, insurance polices).
For earlier marriage and dissolution record information, please visit our genealogy page.
Certified copies of certificates are available from county offices.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
*Please note: Same-day service available until 4:30 p.m.