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Colorado Public Records

Certificate Information

All records regarding birth, death, marriage and divorce are available through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Birth Certificates are obtainable either by visiting a local county offices, online, mail or fax. Certificates are available for records within the state from 1900 to current. Older requires research done by the genealogy department. Birth and death records searches are approximately $17 dollars and $10 dollars each additional copy. Heirloom copies are available for birth and marriage certificates for $50.

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

Birth Certificate (PDF)
Birth Certificate - Spanish (PDF)
Death Certificate (PDF)
Death Certificate - Spanish (PDF)
Certificate Correction Form (PDF)

Marriage and divorce records have odd years of availability. Marriage records for the state are available from the years 1900 to 1939 and 1975 to present. Marriage dissolution records are available from 1851 to 1939 and 1968 to present. All other years of records must be obtained from the local county offices of where the event was filed for.

Marriage Verification Form (PDF)
Dissolution Verification Form (PDF)

Adoption Records

Adoption records for Colorado have abnormal record sealing. All adoptions before 1951 are sealed records and require a court order to open. While adoptions between 1951 and 1967 are available to the adoptee and sealed to all others. Records from 1967 to 1999 are once again sealed to everyone without a court order. All records after Sept 1 1999 up to the present are again readily available to the adoptee without court intervention.

Property Records

Parcel records including ownership, tax records and parcel specifics are available from the county assessor's department.

El Paso County Public Record Real Estate Property Search
Denver County Real Property Search
Arapahoe County Parcel Search
Jefferson County Parcel Map
Adams County GIS and Parcel Search
Larimer County Property Search