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Correct or change a birth certificate

Current processing times

We are currently processing birth certificate changes or corrections received on or before:


09/19/23

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

To add a father/second parent to a birth certificate where a father/second parent is not currently listed, complete and submit the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage form | In Spanish.

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:

  1. Completed Birth Certificate Correction Form | In Spanish
  2. Copy of your identification.
  3. Non-refundable processing fee(s).
  4. A completed Sex/Gender Designation form OR Certified copy of a court order indicating the Sex/Gender has been changed via surgical procedure.
  5. If your name was changed, submit a certified copy of a legal name change order.

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).

By mail

To request a correction or change to a birth certificate, you must submit the following:

Processing time for correction requests: 30 business days from the date received.

In-person

Our office is open to the public by appointment only. You must schedule an appointment in advance, no walk-in services will be available.