Vital Records

How to obtain a vital record

Complete the correct application for the type of record you are trying to obtain. Once completed, you can email/fax it to us OR you can walk-in to our office. Please be sure to bring the appropriate identification and make sure it is valid. No appointment is necessary, but for expedited service you can make an appointment by calling 303-621-3190. 


Birth Certificates

Birth Certificates are also issued through the office for persons born anywhere in Colorado from 1908 to the current year if they were registered. Any requests for birth information for births that occurred prior to 1908 may be registered at the State Archives Unit or the county of birth.

Eligibility Requirements

Proof of your relationship or direct and tangible interest is required in order to have a death or birth certificate issued to you. Applicants must submit proof of their relationship or documentation to establish their legal interest in obtaining vital records, and identification must also be provided when requesting a birth or death certificate.

To see the full lists of acceptable identification documents and eligibility requirements, visit the Vital Records Identification and Eligibility Documentation and Requirements page of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website.

Death Certificates

Elbert County Public Health issues certified copies of death certificates for all deaths that have occurred in Elbert County only, from 1908 to the current year. The State Archives Unit holds the following death record information for Elbert County:

  • Coroner's Inquests 1886 to 1955
  • Death Record 1894 to 1907
  • Medical Certificate of Death 1908 to 1967

For More Information

For more information on Birth and Death Certificates, contact the Elbert County Department of Public Health. You may also visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website for additional information.

For a list of all states' vital statistics records offices, visit the Where to Write for Vital Records page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Information for Funeral Home Directors

We understand the need to provide families with courteous and expedited service. To ensure your requests are being processed in a concise and timely manner during off hours such as weekends and holidays, please fax your requests for dispositions or for questions after hours please call the on-call number: 720-333-3547.  You may also send an email to request a call back or for follow-up on a request for disposition you have submitted.