Current processing times
We are currently processing birth certificate changes or corrections received on or before:
Examples of change services
To change given name on a birth certificate of a person younger than 1 year, send a completed and signed birth certificate correction form as outlined above.
To change the given name on a birth certificate of a person older than 1 year, contact your local county court to obtain a certified copy of a legal name change order before submitting the birth certificate correction form. The legal name change form can be downloaded from the Colorado State Judicial Branch.
Add a father/second parent to a birth certificate
Remove a father/second parent from a birth certificate
To remove a father's/second parent's name from a birth certificate, you must submit a copy of certified court documents showing paternity/parentage determination with a completed data worksheet for the new birth certificate.
Court-determined paternity/parentage documents are required to add, remove or change a father's/second parent's name on a birth certificate when another individual is shown as the parent of the child on the original certificate.
A new certificate may be prepared only when a determination of paternity/parentage is made by a court of competent jurisdiction or following adoption. A divorce decree is not acceptable evidence regarding paternity/parentage.
Report of paternity/parentage determination (for court use only).
Certified copies of acknowledgement of parentage
A certified copy of the acknowledgement of parentage can be used as evidence to establish paternity/parentage for agencies such as the Social Security Administration.
The birth certificate correction form cannot be used to add/remove a father/second parent to/from the birth certificate
This type of sex/gender designation change is different from when misinformation is recorded during the filing of the original birth certificate.
To request a sex/gender designation change to your birth certificate, please submit the following in person or by mail:
- Completed Birth Certificate Correction Form | In Spanish
- Copy of your identification.
- Non-refundable processing fee(s).
- A completed Sex/Gender Designation form OR Certified copy of a court order indicating the Sex/Gender has been changed via surgical procedure.
- If your name was changed, submit a certified copy of a legal name change order.
- For name changes completed in Colorado, you can get a certified copy through the Colorado Judicial Branch.
Board of Health Rule covering sex/gender designation changes, please refer to "5 CCR 1006-1, Vital Statistics".
The State Registrar shall change the sex/gender designation pursuant to a request made under Section 5.5(C)(2) only once during an individual's lifetime. Any further amendment to the sex/gender designation on a birth record or certificate requires a court order pursuant to Section 5.5(C)(1).
To request a correction or change to a birth certificate, you must submit the following:
- Completed birth certificate correction form | Español.
- Copy of your identification.
- Documentary evidence of the change or correction as outlined below.
- Non-refundable processing fees.
Processing time for correction requests: 30 business days from the date received.
Our office is open to the public by appointment only. You must schedule an appointment in advance, no walk-in services will be available.