Official vital records for the state of Colorado can be obtained through the state by providing some pertinent information on a request form and sending it to the appropriate department of Colorado’s Vital Records section. Colorado death records can be beneficial to background searches, genealogical information, proof of citizenship, and legal matters such as insurance benefits. Simply complete the form and send it, along with a $17 search fee to:
Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Dept.
4300 Cherry Creek Dr., S.
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: (303) 692-2200
Colorado death records can be searched from the year 1900 to the present day, although some counties, such as “Jefferson County” may be able to provide earlier ones dating back to the mid-1800s. If you’re searching for a Colorado death record that occurred during the past 25 years, you’ll need to prove that you’re part of the immediate family (parent, child, sibling, grandchild or spouse) to receive a certified copy of the death certificate. A copy of photo identification will be required, plus the reason you need a copy of the record. If you’re a more distant relative and searching for genealogical information, you can request a death certificate marked, “for genealogical use only.”
Colorado Death Notices
Online Internet search sites can also provide a full report of the Colorado death record you need. These sites cut through the red tape required by states and can usually provide you with the data you need within minutes. Such sites can also cut through extraneous information and even cross reference other states to provide the exact data you need about a deceased person.