Birth, Death, and Marriage Records

At our library we receive many questions about how to obtain copies of birth and death certificates and marriage and divorce records. These certificates and records are kept by the Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment’s Vital Records Section. On their website you can find out about the different procedures involved for obtaining certificates. You can order copies of certificates by phone at 1-866-300-8540 or visit them in person 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday, at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South in Denver.

If you’re tracing your family history, the Vital Records Section has put together a helpful Genealogy page. Some historic records will need to be obtained from either the Colorado State Archives or county vital records offices; the Section can help you determine where to locate your family’s historic records and certificates.