Chaffee County Public Health

Effective Tuesday, May 23, the City of Salida will no longer be issuing Vital Records requests for Chaffee County. This service will now be managed by Chaffee County Public Health. Vital Records include birth and death certificates.

The public may make an appointment to request Certified Birth or Certified Death certificates at or call 719-539-4501 during regular business hours. CCPH will not be accepting public walk-ins at this time. Vital Record appointments will be held on Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays 2-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Requestors will need current and valid identification and proof of their relationship to the person’s record being requested. Details of acceptable identification and relationship proof can be found on the application forms. Application forms will be located on the RSVPIFY website, the website under Public Health, or at CCPH’s office at 448 East 1st Street, Suite 137.

Customers who wish to order certificates online may use the secure email portal at and send requests to Do not email personal information without using the secure state email portal. Customers who need to make corrections to their record or report lost or stolen certificates should visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Vital Records page at

Chaffee County marriage and divorce records are available through the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s office at 104 Crestone Avenue, Salida or call 719-539-4004.

“Chaffee County Public Health is excited to take on the county’s Vital Records Program, and we ask that the public is patient and understanding throughout this transition from the City of Salida. We will do everything we can to ensure that we issue birth and death certificates in an efficient and timely manner,” says Andrea Carlstrom, CCPH director.

For questions concerning the Vital Records Program, please call 719-539-4510 or email

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