According to the Colorado Revised Statutes (25-2-114) in conjunction with the Code of Colorado Regulations (5 C.C.R 1006-1), any person born in Colorado whose birth was not recorded with the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics may request the registration of a ‘delayed’ certificate of birth.
Before you can request to register a delayed birth certificate, you must first verify whether or not you have a registered birth record on file with the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
STEP #1. REQUEST A SEARCH
Submit the following:
If a birth record is not found a ‘Notification of No Record’ will be issued to the requestor. Instructions and a application to request the registration of a delayed birth certificate will also be provided.
STEP #2. APPLY FOR DELAYED BIRTH REGISTRATION
Once the requestor receives the ‘Notification of No Record’ they may apply for the registration of a delayed birth certificate if they are an eligible party.
*Eligible parties who may request the registration of a delayed birth certificate:
(a) Registrant (person whose birth was not registered)
(b) One of the parents of the registrant, or
(c) The guardian of the registrant, or
(d) Any older person in his immediate family having personal knowledge of the facts of birth.
To apply submit the following:
The supporting documents will be reviewed and verified with the issuing entity. This part of the process may be lengthy and can take up to one (1) year depending upon the turnaround processing time between Vital Statistics and the issuing entity.
STEP #3. REGISTRATION
If the requirements are met, a delayed birth certificate will be registered with the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
If documentary evidence is deficient or invalid, the certificate shall NOT be registered in accordance to the Colorado Revised Statutes (25-2-114)
Blanca Casillas, Delayed Records Specialist
Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246