After over two years of work, Electronic Death Registration (EDR) is ready for implementation. EDR will be open for all stakeholders in the state on July 20, 2015.
According to the announcement made by State Registrar Ronald Hyman on July 8, 2015:
Local vital record offices will be able to start issuing death certificates on Monday, July 13, 2015. This will give local offices the opportunity to test the system before all stakeholders start registering deaths in the system starting on Monday, July 20, 2015.
Deaths from April 2015 and after may be issued electronically statewide. Deaths prior to 1975 will continue to be issued via the existing paper process. Deaths from 1975 to pre-April 2015 can be issued two ways:
1. Traditional issuance (paper) for deaths registered in that county
2. The local office may contact the state office via email to enter the record into the electronic system. Electronic issuance for walk-in customers may take up to two hours as many of these records are not yet in the system.
The State Office is working to complete electronic records for earlier periods. Announcements will be made as additional time frames become available for electronic issuance.
Starting on Monday, July 20, 2015, all stakeholders can register deaths and route death certificates electronically in EDR. In those circumstances in which EDR is not used, traditional paper and drop to paper options will be available. These options will be phased out as EDR usage increases.
As with any new system, there will be many questions and unanticipated issues. We at the State Office are committed to supporting you as we make this historic change. Please be patient as we work to provide this new service for the families of Colorado.
If you experience any technical difficulties, or have questions regarding the use of the new EDR system, please contact the state office for assistance at 303.692.2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald S. Hyman, State Registrar
Click here for the bulletin issued on July 8, 2015