Colorado Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Colorado death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Colorado death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Colorado death certificates is available below.

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Colorado death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Colorado death records, Colorado death ceritificates, Colorado death notices, Colorado death indexes, and other related Colorado genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy 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. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Colorado. We also suggest searching for "Colorado death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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Enter a person's name or surname to search Colorado death records

How to Obtain Colorado Death Certificates

Vital Records Statewide registration of births and deaths was attempted in 1875, though compliance was sporadic. Successful implementation began in 1910 for births and 1900 for deaths. Most marriage records are still maintained by individual county clerks. For births after 1910, deaths after 1900, marriages 1900-1939/1975-present and divorces 1900-1939/1968-present write:

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

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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