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Health Department

Vital Records

Vital records questions? Call us at 720-643-2480.

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Did you know that you may now obtain certified birth and death certificates in person from our Health Department offices in downtown Castle Rock? For births and deaths that occurred in Douglas County or any Colorado County, access to these records is now easier than ever before. Choose from in-person, online, email, and by mail.

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

For questions please contact us at 720-643-2480 or [email protected]

Certified Birth Certificates & Fees

Fees are $20 for the first copy and $13 for each additional copy of the same certificate if ordered at the same time.

Expedited UPS shipping (two-day) is available for fax/mail orders for an additional $20.

Birth Certificate Application (English)

Birth Certificate Application (Spanish)

 

Certified Death Certificates & Fees

Fees are $20 for the first copy and $13 for each additional copy of the same death certificate if ordered at the same time.

Expedited UPS shipping (two-day) is available for mail orders for an additional $20.

Copies may also be ordered through the specified funeral home.

Death Certificate Application (English)

Death Certificate Application (Spanish)

How to Obtain Records

In-person/Same-day service
Douglas County Health Department Vital Records Office is located at 410 S. Wilcox St. in Castle Rock (currently located in the lobby of the Tri-County Health Department). You may fill out the paperwork, pay, and walk away with copies. No appointment is necessary.

Please note that the building is open for in-person vital records services Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).


Online via GoCerts order certificates onlines submittal button for birth and death certificates
Processing time for online orders is 24-48 hours from the date received, excluding holidays and weekends.  Please note there will be an additional charge for using this service.


VitalChekvital check order online button with link to order birth or death certificates in Douglas County
Processing time for online orders is 24-48 hours from the date received, excluding holidays and weekends.  Please note there will be an additional charge for using this service.


Email:  [email protected]


Mail to: 410 S Wilcox Street, Suite 103, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Who Can Obtain a Birth or Death Certificate

Information Required

  • The person’s full name as it appears on the record
  • Date and place of birth or death
  • Parents’ names along with mother’s full maiden name
  • The purpose of the copy
  • Applicant’s relationship to the person on the certificate
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Payment
  • Photocopy of the requestor’s valid identification

Other Vital Records

The Douglas County Health Department can only issue birth and death certificates.

For marriage and civil union licenses please visit the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Marriage/Civil Union License webpage and scroll to the bottom of the page to the section  “We need a copy of our marriage/civil union license application – how do we get one?”

For dissolution of marriage, adoption, correcting or changing a birth or death certificate, or for lost/stolen records, please visit Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Vital Records

 

Marriage/Civil Union License Applications are held confidential under Colorado Law. For circumstances requiring documentation of the marriage, a certified copy of the license or application may be obtained for $1.25 per copy.

Parties to the marriage/union or immediate family members may request copies or certified copies of the license. Parties to the marriage/union will be required to furnish photo ID. Immediate family members will be required to provide a photo ID along with proof of relationship.

Copies of marriage license applications are $1.25 each and checks should be made payable to Douglas County Clerk. Shipping and handling charges will apply. Shipping and handling charges are:

  • $1 for 1-6 pages
  • $4 for 7-61 pages
  • $7 for 62 or more pages

To avoid paying a shipping and handling charge, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your copy request. Please make sure the envelope is large enough for the number of copies requested.

Vital records questions? Call us at 720-643-2480.

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