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Identification Accepted for Birth & Death Certificates

Required Identification

All requests for birth and death records must be accompanied by a photocopy of the requestor's identification before processing. We require:

  • At least one document from the Primary List


  • At least two documents from the Secondary List

Primary Identification List

All items presented must be currently valid. Expired items and undated items drop to the secondary listing. Documents that do not contain either an issue date or an expiration date will not be considered acceptable.

  • Alien Registration Receipt or Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of US Citizenship
  • CO Department of Corrections ID Card
  • CO Temporary Drivers License/State ID
  • Employment Authorization Card
  • Foreign passport
  • Photo drivers license
  • Photo ID card
  • School, university or college ID card
  • Temporary Resident Card
  • US B1/B2 Visa Card PLUS current 1-94 card
  • US Certificate of Naturalization
  • US Citizenship ID Card
  • US Military ID Card
  • US passport

Secondary Identification List

Any item that it expired or undated will be examined closely. If there is any doubt regarding its authenticity, it will be rejected. Expired documents may only be used as a secondary document if they have expired within 6 months of the current date.

  • Acknowledgement of Paternity Document
  • Birth certificate of applicant
  • CO Temporary Drivers License/State ID
  • Court order for adoption or name change
  • Craft or trade license
  • DD-214
  • Divorce decree
  • Hospital birth worksheet
  • Hunting or fishing license
  • Income tax return
  • IRS-TIN card
  • Marriage license
  • Merchant Mariner Card
  • Mexican Voter Registration Card
  • Motor vehicle registration or title
  • Non-expiring state ID cards
  • Pilot license
  • Probation documents
  • Selective Service card
  • Social Security card
  • State, territorial, or federal prison or correction card
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Weapon or gun permit
  • Work ID, Paycheck Stub or W-2

Not Acceptable Under Any Circumstances

  • City and county detention center ID cards
  • Matricula Consular cards
  • Novelty ID cards
  • Souvenir birth certificates
  • Undated documents
  • Veterans universal access ID card

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Birth Certificates

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Longmont: 303-678-6166
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