Colorado Birth Certificates

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Colorado birth certificates

Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Colorado birth records, Colorado birth ceritificates, Colorado birth notices, Colorado birth indexes, and other related Colorado genealogy records.

Birth records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of Colorado. We also suggest searching for "Colorado birth records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Colorado Birth Certificates

Vital Records Statewide registration of births and deaths was attempted in 1875, though compliance was sporadic. Successful implementation began in 1910 for births and 1900 for deaths. Most marriage records are still maintained by individual county clerks. For births after 1910, deaths after 1900, marriages 1900-1939/1975-present and divorces 1900-1939/1968-present write:

Vital Records Section
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

State office has death records since 1900 and birth records since 1910. State office also has birth records for some counties for years before 1910. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $6.00. Pocket size birth cards are available for birth years 1914 to present and contain name, sex, date, place of birth, state file number, date filed, and date issued.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records Section. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (303) 692-2200. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at:

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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