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How to Obtain Colorado Death Certificates

There was no standardized system of statewide registration of vital records like marriages, births and deaths in the state of Colorado before 1885. Before 1885, the churches, midwives, mortuaries, and physicians were the sources which were responsible to record the births, deaths, burials, marriages etc taking place within the state of Colorado. Let’s not forget one more fact that after the legislation was mandated in the year 1885, these special places and organization continue helping the state for the perspective of registering the vital records (births, deaths and marriages). The state government in 1885, made a legislation through which they assigned the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment duty of recording and maintaining all the vital records of the state of Colorado. The success was achieved in registering the vital events after long struggle and continuous efforts of the administration in 1910.After the year 1910, there was no concept within the state of Colorado of registering the vital records with respective towns of the state in fact, after the year 1910, all the vital records were registered directly with the state. However, after 1910, still some marriages records were maintained by individual county clerks and they were the only custodian of the marriage records in the state as well.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Colorado County Death Records

Adams County
Alamosa County
Arapahoe County
Archuleta County
Baca County
Bent County
Boulder County
Broomfield County
Chaffee County
Cheyenne County
Clear Creek County
Conejos County
Costilla County
Crowley County
Custer County
Delta County
Denver County
Dolores County
Douglas County
Eagle County
Elbert County
El Paso County
Fremont County
Garfield County
Gilpin County
Grand County
Gunnison County
Hinsdale County
Huerfano County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Kiowa County
Kit Carson County
Lake County
La Plata County
Larimer County
Las Animas County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Mesa County
Mineral County
Moffat County
Montezuma County
Montrose County
Morgan County
Otero County
Ouray County
Park County
Phillips County
Pitkin County
Prowers County
Pueblo County
Rio Blanco County
Rio Grande County
Routt County
Saguache County
San Juan County
San Miguel County
Sedgwick County
Summit County
Teller County
Washington County
Weld County
Yuma County

 

Colorado Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80222-1530
Tel: 303-756-4464
Fax: 303-782-5576