Vital Records - Birth and Death Certificates

Tri-County Health Department issues legal, certified birth and death certificates. Certified birth and death certificates are legal documents that are printed on forgery-resistant safety paper with watermarks, raised engraving, background security patterns, and a unique certificate identification number.

Please note: Hospital baby footprint certificates cannot be used as a legal document.

Who Can Order
  • The person named on the birth record
  • Members of the immediate family (Proof of relationship is required)
  • Legal representatives of those named above
  • Others demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record 
Required Information
  • The person's full name as it appears on the birth record
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parent's names along with mother's full maiden name
  • Purpose for the copy
  • Applicant's relationship to the person on the certificate
  • Applicant's signature
  • Payment for the number of copies requested
  • Photocopy of the requestor's valid identification 
To Order In-Person
Receive a certificate within 5-15 minutes by visiting our Administration Office, or our Commerce City office. In-person payments can be made by cash; check; money order; or credit cards, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover cards. American Express is not accepted.


Click on one of the links below in order to view a map and directions to the office of your choice:
To Order Online Through VitalChek
Use our third-party online orders website, available 24-hours a day.

Please note
: An additional $10 credit card processing is charged by VitalChek Network for online orders.

To Order By Mail
Download and complete a birth or death certificate application below. Then, send it by mail with a check or money order, along with a photocopy of the requestor's ID.

Application Form

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Certified Birth Certificate Fees
We can issue certified birth certificates for anyone born in any Colorado county. Fees are $17.75 first copy, and $10 each for each additional copy of same name if ordered at the same time. Fax orders: $10 credit card fee will be added. Expedited FedEx shipping is available for mail orders for an additional $20.

Certified Death Certificates & Fees
We can only issue certified death certificates for deaths that occurred any year in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Copies can also be ordered through the funeral home making arrangements. Death certificates for a veteran of the armed forces can receive one free Veterans Administration Office copy.

Fees are $20 for the first copy, $13 for each additional copy of the same name if ordered at the same time. Expedited FedEx shipping is available for mail orders for an additional $20.