Sometimes public records can have restrictions, even though they’re listed as ‘public’. Every state and every country’s government have rules and regulations involving the privacy of those who may be listed on vital records. Some are more lenient than others. You may want copies of Colorado public records to apply for a passport, prove your age, help establish citizenship or apply for insurance benefits. Most vital records in Colorado are maintained by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. You may make a request for public records in Colorado by applying to the following address:
Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Division
4300 Cherry Creek Dr., South
Denver, Colorado 80246
Some personal information about individuals cannot be obtained without that person’s authorization or special dispensation such as that of a legal professional or police division. Birth, death, marriage, divorce, criminal and arrest records are all part of a state’s public records. Since most state agencies are overwhelmed with requests and are understaffed, it may take a few days or weeks to receive a response to your request. If you need the information immediately, you may want to consider using the services of a private, Internet search site.