Washington County, Colorado

Vital Records

The State of Colorado holds birth certificates from 1910 and death certificates from 1900. In a new twist, you can also contact the Northeast Colorado Health Department in Sterling for birth and death records. I cannot attest to this route yet.

Marriage and divorce records from 1900 can be obtained from the Washington County Clerk.


Birth and Death Records - State of Colorado

Birth and Death Certificates are available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The Colorado Division of Vital Records (Colorado Vital Records) issues copies of Colorado vital records including certified copies of Colorado birth certificates, Colorado death certificates, Colorado marriage records (verification only) and Colorado divorce records (verification only) for events that occurred within the State of Colorado.

The Internet site VitalChek is a service now employed by the State of Colorado for ordering vital records online. In fact it is the only way to get Colorado vital records from afar. Be aware that the State has recently made obtaining these records very difficult, requiring proof of relationship to complete the order. Here is the requirement quoted from the VitalChek site:

Identification Requirements
Colorado Vital Records requires all applicants to submit a copy of proof of relationship (e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, court order) and a copy of their valid, government issued photo ID. You will be presented with an Authorization Form at the end of your order that includes specific instructions. When faxing your identification, please enlarge and lighten to ensure your fax is legible. Your order will not be processed until a legible form of identification and proof of relationship are received.
You may order copies of Colorado vital records through VitalChek: Order Colorado Vital Records


Birth and Death Records - Northeastern Colorado

Birth and Death certificates, also known as vital records, are legal documents required for such things as entrance into school or settling the affairs of a loved one. NCHD is the registrar for vital records in Logan, Morgan and Washington counties only, meaning records can only be obtained from us in these three offices. Birth certificates are available for Colorado births dating back to 1906, death certificates must be obtained in the county where the death took place.

Check with this site to see special requirements for ordering birth and death records.

Northeast Colorado Health Department

The order form can be downloaded here in PDF format:

Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate


Marriage Records

Marriage Records are available from the Washington County Clerk's office.

When you write for these records, please include the following information: full name of husband (last name in caps), full maiden name of wife (last name in caps), date and place of marriage, relationship to you, the reason the record is needed, your name, address, driver's license number and signature. Please call in advance to get up-to-date requirements.

Washington County Clerk and Recorder
150 Ash Avenue, 1st Floor -or- P.O. Box L, Akron, CO 80720
Phone: (970) 345-6565 Fax: (970) 345-6607
E-mail: Garland M. Wahl Washington County Clerk



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