Identification

Identification Help

Colorado Clerk & Recorder Offices

Statewide

If you were married in Colorado, you need to order a certified copy of a marriage license at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder in the county where you were married. A certified copy should cost about $1.25 and you may be able to order a copy through the mail. Call the office in the county where you were married for information on how to order a copy. Click on the website for a list of all Clerk and Recorder’s offices in Colorado with their addresses and phone numbers.

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Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Birth, Death, and Other Vital Records

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver CO 80246

Statewide

Denver

If you were born in Colorado, you can order a certified copy of your birth certificate by phone, mail, or through a local Vital Records Office. You can get your birth certificate the same day if you go to a Vital Records Office. Phone and online orders take 3-5 days. Mail orders take 30 days. The main office is in Denver, but other offices are located throughout Colorado. Click on the website and scroll down to Other Locations Near You for a list of locations. If you need help getting your birth certificate, check in the Help Getting Your ID section and with Re-entry Help organizations listed on remerg.com. The cost for a certified copy is $20.

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Colorado District Courts – Order Divorce Decree

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If you were divorced in Colorado, you need to order a certified copy of your divorce decree from the district court system where your divorce was granted. The cost is around $20. If possible, it may be best to visit an office in person to order a copy. Click on the website link for the locations of all judicial districts in Colorado. Then click on the district to find the contact information for the court that granted your divorce. You can call that office to find out details.

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Colorado ID Project

1905 Sherman Street, Denver CO

Denver Metro

Denver

This is where you start if you can’t get an ID because you can’t get the documents you need to get an ID. If you have tried to get an ID and been unsuccessful, they may be able to help you. They interview new clients every Wednesday morning at 8:30. Check-in is on the 4th floor. Please bring any documents you already have so they can review them and determine where in the process your case is. Space is limited, so arriving early is encouraged. Call to schedule a phone interview or walk in.

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Division of Motor Vehicles

Statewide

The DMV has an exceptions process if you can't provide all of the documents you need to get a state ID or driver's license. You can call or make an appointment online using the website link. It can take 2-3 weeks to complete the exceptions process.

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Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — Documents You Need

Statewide

When you're applying for a Colorado license or ID card, you must provide proof of your name, date of birth, identity, and whether you’re legally in the US. Sometimes one document can prove all four. For example, a CO driver’s license or state ID that’s expired less than 10 years with your picture is accepted if your Social Security number is on file. Click on the website for a chart that lists all documents accepted.

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Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — Office Locations

Statewide

You may apply for a state ID or driver’s license at a DMV office. For a complete list of all DMV offices in Colorado, click on the website link. The cost is $28 for a driver’s license and $11.50 for a state ID card, although a state ID is free if you’re 60 or older, or if you're under court supervision, ask your parole officer, re-entry specialist, jail re-entry staff, or a department of human services staff about getting your state ID for free with a letter of referral.

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Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — Renew Driver’s License/State ID

Statewide

Click on the website to find out if you're eligible to renew your driver's license or state ID online or by mail. The cost is $28 for a driver’s license and $11.50 for a state ID card, although a state ID is free if you’re 60 or older, or if you're under court supervision, ask your parole officer, re-entry specialist, jail re-entry staff, or a department of human services staff about getting your state ID for free with a letter of referral.

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Government Archives

Statewide

You will need to order a copy of your DD-214 through Archives.gov. You can do this online or by mail. Click on Request Military Service Records, then start the form online. In most cases, this copy is free. Click on website to get started.

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Social Security Administration–Acceptable Documents

Statewide

You must have original documents or certified copies that prove your identity and proof of US citizenship when you order a replacement Social Security card. Click on the website to see the complete list. Be sure to click on who the card is for (adult or child), type of card, and citizenship of the person the card is for.

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