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States health department processing time

Each State Health department has it own processing validation process. The identification documents and who is able to obtain the records will vary from state to state.

Each Health department requires a mandatory state fee to be paid by the applicant.

1. Please select the state where you are requesting the record from:

2. Colorado application process

2.1 Identification process in Colorado

The Health Department of Colorado requires applicants, once they have completed and signed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID.

Acceptable document of identification are:

Provide one (1) of the following identification documents:

  • Driver's license
  • State Id
  • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
  • Us/Foreign Passport
  • School Identification Card
  • Military Identification Card
  • Foreign passport
OR

Provide two (2) of the following identification documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Medical/Medicare insurance card
  • Vehicle registration
  • Selective Service Card
  • Signed Social Security card
  • Offender Identification card
  • Concealed Handgun License
  • Paycheck stub with imprinted information

2.2 Who may apply for birth or death certificate?

Please see the following list of person authorized to order a vital record:

Birth
  • Person on records
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Spouse
  • Sibling
  • Grand child
  • Grand parent
  • Legal guardian
Death
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Grand child

Please note: If you can provide documentation of legal interest, or if you are holding a Power of Attorney from the person on record, you are eligible to request the vital record for that person.

2.3 How long will birth certificate delivery take?

It will take about 2 to 3 business weeks to get your certificate. The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.

2.4 How long will death certificate delivery take?

It will take about 2 to 3 business weeks to get your certificate. The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.