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Death Records in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Vital Records Section maintains death records for persons who died in Colorado between 1900 to the present. Access to death records is limited to the spouse, parents, grandparents, step-parents, siblings, adult children and adult grandchildren of the deceased as well as legal representatives of any of the above or to others who can demonstrate a direct, tangible interest in obtaining the death record.

In order to establish identity, eligibility and to prevent fraud, all requests for death records must be accompanied by a copy of the requester’s identification. Among some of the accepted forms of ID are:
• Photo Driver’s License
• U.S. or Foreign Passport
• Temporary Resident Card
• Tribal ID Card
• U.S. Military ID card
• A complete list is available at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website

How to Request a Death Certificate

In Person
You can request a death certificate in person, by mail, by fax or online.

To request a death certificate in person, you can visit the office located:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Office hours are between 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday--Friday:

You must supply proof of identity, pay all fees and fill out an application for the death certificate which can be downloaded here:

Applying in person generally gets you same day service.

By Mail
To apply by mail, download and fill out the death certificate application from the link provided above, send payment in the form or a check or money order made payable to Vital Records (or provide credit card information on the application), and attach a photocopy of your acceptable photo ID card. If you pay fees by credit card, you will incur an additional $6 convenience fee.

Mail all of the above to:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

By Fax
To apply for a death certificate by fax, download and fill out the application from the link above, fill out your credit card information on the application (this will add on an additional $6 convenience fee). Fax the death certificate application, along with proof of identity, to 1-800-423-1108 or if outside the continental US, fax to 1-303-691-9307.

To apply for a death certificate online you can visit either or Both of these private companies allow you to order your death certificates online, they accept major credit cards, they allow secure ordering and they offer express shipping. Using these services will incur additional fees.


The first certified copy of a death certificate costs $17. If no record is found the $17 charge is applied as a search fee. Each additional copy ordered at the same time costs $10 per copy.

If the year of death is unknown, $5 is charged for each additional index searched. The indexes are broken down as follows:
1975 to present

A $6 credit card convenience fee is added to any mailed or faxed credit card requests. Credit card charges made in the office are not charged this convenience fee.

FedEx is $12.75 and Express Mail is $14.40. Regular mail is free.

Amending a Death Certificate

Oftentimes, a death certificate may contain incorrect information and an amendment may be needed. Because of the complex laws governing changing a death certificate, it’s best to talk to a representative from the Department of Health and Environment before proceeding. You can call Death Records at 1-303-692-2188 for advice.

Once you’ve been given the go ahead to fill out an death certificate amendment application, you can download an application here:

Fill out the application and submit with correct fees and proof of eligibility to make the changes and mail to:

Death Correction Coordinator
Vital Records Section HSVR-VR-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530

Amendment Fees:
Correction or Change of a Death Certificate - $20.00 (Note: This doesn’t include death certificate)
First certified copy of the Death Certificate - $17.00 (if applicable)
Additional copies of the same death certificate, ordered at the same time - $10.00 each

Colorado: ~

Adams County Clerk ~ , CO 
303 -654 -6020

Alamosa County Clerk ~
Alamosa, CO
719 -589 -6681

Arapahoe County Clerk ~
Littleton, CO
303 -795 -4520

Archuleta County Clerk ~
Pagosa Springs, CO
970 -264 -5633

Bent County Clerk
Las Animas, CO
719 -456 -2009

Boulder County Clerk ~
Boulder, CO
303 -441 -516

Chaffee County Recorder ~
Salida, CO
719 -539 -4004

Cheyenne County Clerk
Cheyenne Wells, CO
719 -767 -5685

Clear Creek County Clerk ~
Georgetown, CO
303 -569 -3251

Conejos County Clerk
Conejos, CO
719 -376 -5422

Costilla County Clerk
San Luis, CO
719 -672 -3301

Delta County Clerk ~
Delta, CO
970 -874 -2150

Denver County Clerk
Denver, CO
303 -640 -2628

Douglas County Clerk ~
Castlerock, CO
303 -660 -7469

Eagle County Clerk ~
Eagle, CO
970 -328 -8710

El Paso County Clerk ~
Colorado Spring, CO
719 -520 -6200

Elbert County Clerk ~
Kiowa, CO
303 -621 -3129

Fremont County Clerk ~
Canon City, CO
719 -275 -1522

Garfield County Clerk ~
Glenwood Spring, CO
970 -945 -2377

Gilpin County Clerk ~
Central City, CO
303 -582 -5321

Grand County Clerk ~
Hot Sulpher Spring, CO
303 -725 -3347

Gunnison County Clerk ~
Gunnison, CO
970 -641 -1516

Huerfano County Clerk
Wallsenburg, CO
719 -738 -2380

Jackson County Clerk
Walden, CO
970 -723 -4334

Jefferson County Clerk ~
Golden, CO
303 -271 -8168

Kit Carson County Clerk ~
Burlington, CO
719 -346 -8638

La Plata County Clerk ~
Durango, CO
970 -382 -6283

Lake County Clerk
Leadville, CO
719 -486 -1410

Larimer County Clerk ~
Ft -Collins, CO
970 -498 -7860

Las Animas County ~
Trinidad, CO
719 -846 -3314

Logan County Recorders ~
Sterling, CO
970 -522 -1544

Mesa County Clerk ~
Grand Junction, CO
970 -244 -1670

Moffat County Clerk ~
Craig, CO
970 -824 -5484

Montezuma County Clerk ~
Cortez, CO
970 -565 -3728

Montrose County Clerk ~
Montrose, CO
970 -249 -3362

Morgan County Clerk
Fort Morgan, CO
970 -867 -5616

Otero County Clerk
La Junta, CO
719 -383 -3020

Ouray County Clerks
Ouray, CO
970 -325 -4961

Park County Clerk
Fairplay, CO
719 -836 -2771

Phillips County Clerk
Holyoke, CO
970 -854 -3131

Pitkin County Clerk ~
Aspen, CO
970 -920 -5180

Prowers County Clerk ~
Lamar, CO
719 -336 -4337

Pueblo County Clerk ~
Pueblo, CO
719 -583 -6000

Rio Blanco County ~
Meeker, CO
970 -878 -5068

Rio Grande County Clerk ~
Del Norte, CO
719 -657 -3334

Routt County Clerk
Steamboat Springs, CO
970 -879 -1710

San Juan County Clerk
Silverton, CO
303 -387 -5671

San Miguel County Clerk ~
Telluride, CO
970 -728 -3954

Summit County Clerk ~
Breckenridge, CO
970 -453 -3475

Teller County Clerk ~
Cripple Creek, CO
719 -689 -2951

Washington County Clerk ~
Akron, CO
970 -345 -6565

Weld County Clerk ~
Greeley, CO
970 -353 -3840

Yuma County Clerk
Wray, CO
970 -332 -5809

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