Birth and Death Certificates

COVID-19 & Vital Records
  • Our staff will continue to process all vital records requests. Allow for up to 72 hours for the record to be processed.
  • NCHD can provide birth certificates and death certificates for anyone births or deaths in the state of Colorado. 
  • We are encouraging new parents to use the mail-in option VitalChek for birth certificates.
COVID-19 & Registros Vitales
  • Nuestro personal continuará procesando todas las solicitudes de registros vitales. Espere hasta 72 horas para que se procese el registro.
  • NCHD puede proporcionar certificados de nacimiento y certificados de defunción para cualquier persona que nazca o fallezca en el estado de Colorado. 
  • Estamos alentando a los nuevos padres a usar la opción de correo VitalChek para los certificados de nacimiento.
Birth and death certificates can be obtained in our Logan, Morgan, Phillips and Washington county offices. Birth certificates are available for Colorado births dating back to 1906.  Certain death records may require a waiting period. 
Birth certificates are a required form of identification for the following:
  • Entrance to school
  • Obtaining a driver's license
  • Voter's Registration
  • Obtaining a marriage license
  • Obtaining a passport
  • Veteran's benefits
  • Public Assistance
  • Register for sports
  • Baptism of infants
Download Birth Certificate Application in English or Spanish
Download Death Certificate Application in English or Spanish

We can provide certificates if the individual was born or died in Colorado.

If you need a birth or death certificate, you can come to any of the four NCHD offices or order online.
You will need:
  • One approved form of identification 
  • Person’s name appearing on the certificate
  • Date and place of birth/ death
  • Parents’ names, along with mother’s full maiden name
  • Purpose for the copy
  • Your relationship to the person for whom the certificate is requested(additional proof may be required.)
Birth certificates cost $20.00 for the first copy and $13.00 for each additional copy when ordered at the same time.
Death certificates cost $20.00 for the first copy and $13.00 for each additional copy when ordered at the same time.
*If the individual died prior to 1975 the death certificate can only be obtained from the county where the death occurred and cannot be ordered online.

Order Online

NCHD accepts any form of payment. For your convenience, you can also process online requests through VitalChek Network, Inc., an independent company that we have partnered with to provide this service.

This service is offered with an additional fee. All major credit cards accepted including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® and Visa®.

If the individual was born or died in a state other than Colorado

NCHD cannot issue birth or death certificates for individuals that were born or died outside of the state of Colorado. You can visit this website to see the procedures of each state.
If you have questions about obtaining a birth or death certificate please call

NCHD District Headquarters

700 Columbine Street

Sterling, Co 80751


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