Bent County, Colorado Death Records

Death records contain information about a deceased person at time of death or when examined by a medical examiner/coroner, and are commonly used by surviving family members for insurance and government benefit claims.

There were 54 deaths in 2009 in Bent County, as you can see at
Death Record Limitations

In order to receive a death record, regardless of which office you choose to contact, you will need to provide proof of identity; this can be done with a photo ID. Accepted forms of photo ID include: state-issued ID card, state-issued driver’s license, or a valid passport. You will need to include a copy of your chosen form of ID in your request.

Those who have the right to request a death record are the people who were close family members of the deceased, a legal representative of the estate, and genealogists who have an academic interest in the deceased. Details of the eligibility for a death record can be read about in this online brochure at:

Death Record Copies from the State

Death records from 1900 to the present are available from the state’s vital records department; request a copy by sending your information to: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Vital Records Section, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, HSVRD-VR-A1, Denver, CO 80246-1530. If you would like to place a request in person, regular office hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Birth Record Copies from the County

Early death records can be ordered from the county where the death occurred. The local office’s address is below.

Bent County Department of Health
County Recorder Clerk: Patti Nickell
725 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO 81054-1735
Post Office Box 350, Las Animas, CO 81054-0350
Fax: (719) 456-0375
Phone: (719) 456-2009

Death Record Request Additions

Death record requests will need the following form enclosed:

Death record copies are $17 for the first copy and $10 for each copy thereafter.

Online Death Record Requests

Fast, easy service can be obtained by placing your request online at: You will need to pay by credit card, and there will be an additional fee.

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