How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Colorado?
After you are divorced, you often need to validate your marital, name or identity information and you can do that using a copy of your divorce certificate. If you were divorced in Colorado, you need to follow the process below to obtain your copy.
If your divorce was before 1975, or if you need an actual copy of the divorce decree, then you will need to visit the courthouse where your divorce was finalized. Otherwise, the CDPHE will supply you with a legal document verifying the divorce, but it will not be a copy of the original.
First, you will need to supply the CDPHE with the following information along with a legal copy of your ID:
- Name of both parties.
- For creditors, authorization for a legal copy of the divorce decree.
- For employers, authorization for a legal copy of the divorce decree.
- For insurance companies, authorization for a legal copy of the divorce decree.
- For probate researchers, authorization for a legal copy of the divorce decree.
- For government agencies, just your ID.
- For legal representatives, authorization for a legal copy of the divorce decree and proof of your relationship to the party.
You must also pay a fee when requesting a copy of the divorce certificate. The first copy costs $17, and every additional copy is another $10. When a search yields no results, the fee is $17.
You will need to download and fill out the form to obtain a copy of your divorce decree here.
You may also obtain copies by phone, by calling 866-300-8540 and paying with a credit card.
You may send in your application by mail to the address below, and you will receive your copy within 2-3 weeks.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
You may also use a service like GoCertificates or VitalChek to order certificates online and pay with a credit card. These companies offer expedited service.