Colorado Birth Records


Colorado has been maintaining birth records since 1910 when the government made it mandatory to begin recording vital events such as births.

An incomplete collection is available that dates all the way back to 1863, although those older records are filed at the county office in which the individual was born.

A microfiche of approximately 3,000 Colorado residents from 1863-1899 is available at the Colorado State Archives. The earliest known records on file at the counties can be found here.

Colorado is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them.

Colorado Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records for the entire state of Colorado from 1910-2022 is The Department of Public Health and Environment, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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