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.
- For adding a father’s name, call 303-692-2226
- For processing recent adoptions, call 303-692-2227
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 an “Acknowledgement of Paternity” form is filled out. If the “Acknowledgement 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.
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
480 W. Dahlia Street
Louisville, CO 80027
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.