Birth Certificates
baby footprint on a birth certificate

Birth Certificates

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Boulder County Public Health issues certified birth records for persons born anywhere in Colorado from 1904 to present day. Birth certificates can be used for the following purposes:

  • Passports
  • Social Security
  • Employment
  • Personal identification

New baby? Certified, legal birth certificates can be ordered from Boulder County Public Health or any other local public health office. Certificates provided by hospitals are not legal documents.

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

  • Person’s full name as it appears on the birth certificate
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents’ 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
  • Copy of the requestor’s valid identification


  • $17.75 for one copy (or for search when no record found)
    • If paid by credit card, there is an additional fee of $.75 plus 2.25% of the total cost.
  • $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record when ordered at the same time
    • If paid by credit card, there is an additional fee of $.75 plus 2.25% of the total cost.


Boulder County Public Health cannot accept payment by temporary check.

We can only process credit cards in person.

We accept:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express

You can also process online requests through VitalChek. VitalChek is an independent company that we partner with. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

Social Security Cards

Parents may register newborns for Social Security cards at the time of birth. The service is free, and takes approximately 2-3 weeks. For more information, please contact:

Social Security Office

4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101
Boulder, CO
(800) 772-1213
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Establishing Paternity

If the parents are not married at the time of the child’s birth, the father’s name will not be listed on the birth certificate unless a “Statement of Paternity” form is filled out. If the “Statement of Paternity” is completed while mother and baby are still in the hospital, there is no charge.

Paternity forms can also be submitted after the child is born to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Vital Record Division. The processing fee is $20.00.

To obtain an Acknowledgement of Paternity form (voluntary) or additional information, contact the State of Colorado Vital Records at 303-692-2230.

Changes on Birth Certificates

Changes on birth certificates must be made through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Certification Section, Vital Record Division.

  • Call 303-692-2226
  • For adding a father’s name, call 303-692-2230
  • For processing recent adoptions, call 303-692-2227

Boulder County Public Health issues Colorado birth certificates in accordance with Colorado state law.

Contact Us

Birth Certificates

Boulder: 303-441-1100
Longmont: 303-678-6166
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