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Certified Death Certificates

Certified Death Certificates

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 Department101 West 9th StreetPueblo, CO  81003Phone: (719) 583-4300Fax: (719) 583-4524