Denver City and County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Denver City and County, Colorado (Map It) was created on November 15, 1902 from Arapahoe County . The original Arapahoe County Seat was split from Arapahoe County and reorganized as a consolidated city and county.. Denver City / County County was named in honor of James W. Denver, Governor of the Territory of Kansas from 1857 to 1859.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Denver County is bordered by Jefferson County (west), Adams County (northeast), Arapahoe County.

Denver County Cities and Towns include Denver.

A Map of Denver County, Colorado contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Denver County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Denver County, Colorado Courthouse
Denver County, CO Courthouse

The Denver County Courthouse is located in Denver, Colorado. Learn More About State of Colorado Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Denver county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Denver County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1860 and has Land Records from 1902. The County Clerk & Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Denver County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1865–1959 ; Many early Denver records have been deposited at the Colorado State Archives. and has Court Records from 1902.
  • Denver Public Health Department has Birth / Death Records from 1872–1907 ; In 1911, Denver City and Denver County merged. Births and Deaths, 1964-present, are at Vital Statistics Room, Denver General Hospital.

Denver City / County County, Colorado Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Colorado Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Denver City / County County, Colorado Vital Records

Denver County, Colorado Resources

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