Q: Can I bury my loved one on our land?
A: Permission can be obtained from the County Commissioners. However, it is very difficult to remove a grave, and the removal of a grave decreases the value of the property involved.
Q: How do I get a copy of a death certificate?
A: If it is not a recent death or not a Coroner's case, contact the Registrar's office at (719) 276-1556. Certified copies of a death certificate can be obtained through the mortuary that was used for disposition of the body. To obtain a copy of the death certificate, the Coroner's report or the Coroner's autopsy, please send a written request to the coroner at 615 Macon Avenue, Room LL7, Cañon City, Colorado 81212. Don't forget to include a return address. It often takes up to two months to gather all the information; so please be patient.
Q: Can I get information on a death from several years ago?
A: Yes, we have files dating back to 1936, but they are not complete. I'll be happy to help you locate the file you're requesting.
Q: If I find buried bones that might be human or something that looks like a grave, who should I contact?
A: Contact law enforcement and they will notify me if they have concerns.
Q: Which mortuary should I use?
A: I cannot help you make that decision. I can tell you of the four local mortuaries. Click here to view them. Any of them can arrange cremation if desired, and they are all very helpful in your time of grief.