The death certificate is a permanent record that is recorded in the city or town in which the death occurred. The use of a certified death certificate will vary depending on the need.
The following are some circumstances that may require a certified copy:
Reviewing the will with an attorney or filing for a probate
Filing a life insurance death claim
The sale or transfer of real estate property
The sale or transfer of motor vehicles registered to the deceased
Changes to bank accounts that the deceased used
Some entities will permit the use of a “copy” of the death certificate.
If additional certified death certificates are needed, they may be purchased through the Vital Statistics office at the health department. You can call (719) 583-4300 and press 4 to listen to the Vital Statistics Department’s recorded messages on obtaining a birth or death certificate.
Pueblo City-County Health Department 101 West 9th Street Pueblo, CO 81003 Phone: (719) 583-4300 Fax: (719) 583-4524