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Denver City and County, Colorado Facts

When was Denver County, CO Created?
Denver County was established on November 22, 1858 from Arapahoe County and reorganized as a consolidated city and county.

What is the County Seat of Denver County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Denver and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Denver County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson CountyAdams CountyArapahoe County.

Denver County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Denver County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Denver County vital records can be found at the Colorado Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Colorado for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Denver County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth CertificateMarriage VerificationDivorce VerificationDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Denver County, CO Census Records

What Denver County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Denver County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Denver County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Denver County, CO?
A list of Denver County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Denver County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Denver County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Denver County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Denver County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Colorado residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Denver County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Denver County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1437 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Phone: (720) 865-8400
  • Denver County Clerk & Recorder
    • Marriage Records: 1860
    • Land Records: 1902
  • Denver County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1865–1959 ; Many early Denver records have been deposited at the Colorado State Archives.
    • Court Records: 1902
  • Denver Public Health Department
    • Birth / Death Records: 1872–1907 ; In 1911, Denver City and Denver County merged. Births and Deaths, 1964-present, are at Vital Statistics Room, Denver General Hospital.

Where can I connect with other Denver County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Denver County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Denver County.

Denver Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Denver Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Denver Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Denver Co. CO Census Records

Denver Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Denver Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Denver Co. CO General and History Websites

Denver Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Denver Co. CO Military Records

Denver Co. CO Schools & Directories