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Apply for a Marriage Certificate?

Heirloom Marriage Certificate

Due to recent legislation, Colorado "heirloom" birth and marriage certificates are now available for purchase from the Vital Records Section of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. These commemorative certificates are suitable for framing.

Ordering Information for All Marriage Verifications


 If you know the county where the license was issued, contact the county clerk's office in that county. Vital Records has an index that covers the years 1900-1939 and 1975 to the present. The 1900-1939 index is only available at Vital Records, the Denver Public Library, and the Colorado State Archives. The index for 1900-1939 is listed by groom only. The 1975-to-present index may be searched by either groom or bride's name(s).


Marriage and Dissolution Verifications

If you know the county where the the decree was granted, contact the clerk of the district court for that county. Vital Records has an index that covers the years 1900-1939, and 1968 to the present. 



This information is an index only and the information that will be provided is: 

  • the names of the parties;
  • docket number;
  • date and place of the dissolution, annulment or separation;
  • date of marriage; and
  • children of marriage


Since 2003, the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics has operated a web site where the general public may access information on marriages and dissolutions of marriage. As the issue of identity theft has grown, concerns have been expressed regarding the potential for misuse of this information. As a result, these records are now treated confidential consistent with other vital records in this state.