Each county in Colorado is compiled by the counties and as of today aren’t complete. Some are missing and others may be inaccurate. Names may have been misspelled and dates may be false. Colorado marriage records weren’t even recorded until the year 1881 and many years are missing. Since the number of Colorado marital records has grown so rapidly and the incidents of fraud have increased, Colorado now regards some information as confidential and will not release it to the general public. Therefore, only individuals who are named on the record, family members of the persons or a legal professional representing one of the people listed on the decree are eligible to obtain copies of marriage records. If you’re eligible to see the record, you’ll need to fill out an application and send it to the Colorado
Department of Public Health at:
Vital Records Department
4300 Cherry Creek Dr., South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 559-9636
Keep in mind that records are only available from 1900 to 1939 and from 1975 until the present day. If the Colorado marital record you need doesn’t fit into those years, you must go through the county in which the marriage record was issued. When you fill out the application for a Colorado marriage record, you have to provide proof of relationship to at least one of the people on the record – or show your reason for requesting the record. There are fees involved to obtain a copy of a marriage record. The first copy will cost $17 and additional copies are $10. In Colorado you can also obtain an “heirloom” copy of the certificate for $50. You can pay the fee(s) by check, credit card or money order.
Colorado Marriage License Records
To obtain Colorado marriage records without proving who you are or your relationship to the couple, you can choose an Internet search website to do the job for you. There’s no hassle involved for using these fee-based services. All you need to do is enter some relevant information about the couple such as names, date the marriage took place and county (if known) and the search site will begin the search immediately through Colorado marital records to retrieve the data for you. You’ll likely receive the information within moments to your home or office computer. There are many reasons why you might need to search through Colorado’s vital records. Proof of marriage is often the reason, but you might need to prove that you were married for immigration purposes or to search through family histories. Legal professionals and ancestry searches often maintain monthly memberships to these sites because they use them on almost a daily basis. But, you can also perform a one-time search for a very reasonable fee. If no record is found in the search through Colorado marriage records, there is no charge. Click on the link to find out more about how to use an Internet, fee-based search site.