Request a Certificate
Denver Public Health offers several ways to obtain birth and death certificates.
Records can be obtained in person on the third floor of our office at 605 Bannock St. You will be asked to complete a form and to present your current driver's license, state identification, passport or other form of accepted identification (Spanish).
In most cases it will take about five minutes for us to process your requestin person from the time you reach the counter. During our peak hours, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., wait times may be between 10 to 40 minutes.
You must arrive before 4:00 PM to be processed by closing.
To request a certificate by mail, please fill out the Birth Certificate request form (Spanish) or Death Certificate request form and mail the signed application, fee and photocopies of the appropriate proof of identity or relationship to our office at:
Denver Public Health Birth and Death Certificate Department
605 Bannock St. 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80204
It is best to use the request form, but if you are unable to print the application, please send a written request including the following:
- Your full name
- Date and place of birth
- Parents' names (including mother's maiden name)
- Your daytime phone number
- Your return address
- A photocopy of your current, valid state-issued driver's license, state identification card, passport, or other acceptable identity document(s) (Spanish)
Mail requests will require one week processing time after we receive it.
Please visit www.vitalchek.com to order birth and death certificates online.
By Phone (with credit card)
To order a birth certificate by phone, please have your card available and call 303-602-3669. Your order will be processed through our partner, VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
Phone requests are processed in two to three business days and have an additional $10 processing fee.
Next day service is available for an additional $19 processing fee.