The Office of the Coroner does not issue death certificates to the general public. Death certificates may be obtained through the mortuary that handled your loved one’s final arrangements. Death certificates are also available through the Vital Records Section of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Ph: 303-692-2200.
If an autopsy was performed on your loved one, a death certificate will not be completed and certified until the autopsy results are finalized. This typically takes ten to twelve weeks following the autopsy. In the meantime, the Office of the Coroner will issue a Certified Letter of Death to the legal next of kin.