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Vital Records requests to be handled by Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH)

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 (CCPH).

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 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30pm, Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Requesters will need currently 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 Chaffee County website under Public Health, or at CCPH’s office at 448 East First Street, Suite 137.

Customers who wish to order certificates online must first register their email address at the State of Colorado secure email portal and after validation, use the provided link to access to send requests to To protect sensitive and valuable information, you are advised to 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

Marriage and Divorce records available at Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder

Chaffee County marriage and divorce records are available through the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s office at 104 Crestone Avenue, Salida or by calling 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,” said Andrea Carlstrom, CCPH Director.

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