Obtaining a Birth Certificate
Birth certificates are confidential and can only be given to relatives or legal guardians/representatives.
Birth certificates can be released to:
- the mother
- the father - only if is listed on the original birth certificate
- maternal grandparents (mom's parents--proof of relationship required)
- paternal grandparents (father's parents only if he is on original birth certificate--proof of relationship required)
- the brother/sister (certified birth certificate required proving relationship)
If you wish to get a birth certificate through San Juan Basin Health, you can download the attached form below, fill it out and bring it to our office with the proper identification (listed on the form).
You must present valid identification (driver's license, etc).
Certificates cost $17.75 for the first one, $10 for the second copy per search.
Please note: San Juan Basin Health only accepts cash, check or money order. If you want to pay with a credit card, you need to go through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
You may come into San Juan Basin Health Dept between 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 t o 3:00 p.m or mail a $17.75 check or money order with a photocopy of your identification and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: San Juan Basin Health Department; Attn. Vital Statistics; 281 Sawyer Drive; Durango, CO 81303
Or for Archuleta County: You may come into San Juan Basin Health, located at 502 S. 8th Street Pagosa Springs, between 8:30 and 4:00 or mail a $17.75 check or money order with a photocopy of your identification and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Attn: Vital Statistics; P.O. Box 597; Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.