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Death Certificates

Ordering Information


Death Certifcates can be ordered any of the following ways: in person, by fax, by mail, or online (Note: a surcharge applies for use of credit card). 


You may order heirloom certificates, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage verifications, dissolution (divorce) verifications and civil union verifications by credit card online or by phone. 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 LogoVitalChek (this is a secure website)


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:


  • Accepts all major credit cards
  • Allows secure online ordering
  • Offers Express shipping
  • Charges a fee for their service
  • Order by phone 24/7 at 1-866-300-8540 through VitalChek. (Note: a surcharge applies for the use of credit card)


To avoid any additional fees you may download and complete one of our online forms below (under order by fax or mail) and mail it to us with a check or money order.

Fax or mail an application as directed on one of the following forms:



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 certificates. (i.e. birth certificates, marriage certificates, certified court orders, insurance polices). Please see Required Identification/Eligibility Documentation for more information.


Death records for the entire state are available for the years 1900 to present. Certified copies may be issued to: 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.

Certified copies of certificates are available from county offices.




Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday--Friday


*Please note: Same-day service available until 4:30 p.m.




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