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We currently contract with The Aurora Animal Shelter for the sheltering and treatment of strays.
The assessor determines the actual (market) value for all real and personal property. Then a percentage (assessment rate) is multiplied by the actual value to determine the assessed value. In Colorado the residential assessment rate is currently 7.2%. For all other properties including commercial, personal property, vacant land and agricultural land, the assessment rate is 29%.
You can get all the information you need in any of the following ways: Search Property information online, use our in office customer service kiosks to research property information. Or, use the copy of your residential comp sheet appraisal (backside of Notice of Valuation) that is mailed with your Notice of Valuation May 1 every odd-numbered year.
In the November 2000 election, Colorado voters passed a Property Tax Exemption for Seniors, known as Referendum A. Qualifying Seniors will see 50 percent of the first $ 200,000 of actual value of their primary residence exempted from property tax. To qualify, at least one owner of a home must be 65 years or older as of January 1, and must have occupied the home as a primary residence for at least 10 consecutive years prior to January 1 of the year he/she applies. The Colorado Assembly reviews annually and has approved funding for the senior citizen property exemption for tax year 2017, payable in 2018.
Arapahoe County Administration Building5334 S. Prince St., LittletonMon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Clerk and Recorder Aurora Branch490 S. Chambers Rd., AuroraMon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Clerk and Recorder Centennial Branch6954 S. Lima St., CentennialMon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
AAA Southglenn Office7400 S. University Blvd., CentennialMon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Recording Division can search to see if your Release of Deed of Trust has been recorded by the lender. If it has been recorded, you can purchase a copy from our office.
If it has not been recorded, you will need to contact your lender and inquire when your loan paperwork will be released.
Use our online Legal Document Search to search for and purchase copies of recorded documents dating back to Feb. 1, 1996. Visit our Recording Division at the County Administration Building, 5334 S. Prince Street, Littleton to search for public records dating back to 1902.
For Court records, such as divorce or probate records, please contact the Colorado Judicial Branch and contact the District Court in which the case was filed.
Order a birth or death certificate through Tri-County Health Department at 303-220-9200 or 6162 S. Willow Drive #100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Arapahoe County does not maintain birth or death certificates.
Please use our New Vehicle Fee Estimate Calculator to determine an estimate of your registration fees. This tool works for first-time registrations only, and includes ownership taxes and license fees. It will not include sales tax. It also does not work to estimate fees for a renewal.
Taxes and fees to register vehicles in the State of Colorado are based on age of the vehicle, weight, taxable value, purchase date, and type of license plate requested. See tax rates and fees in Arapahoe County.
If it has been less than 55 days since your temporary tags were issued, please wait to receive a Title Complete postcard in the mail. Once you receive this postcard, you can visit any of your branch offices to register your vehicle.
If it has been more than 55 days since your temporary tags were issued and you have not received a Title Complete postcard, please visit one of our branch offices to request an extension on your temporary tags. The cost is $7.08 for another temporary registration.
See payment options and what to bring to register your vehicle on our Motor Vehicle registration page.
If you have a loan or lease on the vehicle, you also need to bring the security agreement.
You also need a cash, check, credit or debit card for payment of fees and taxes.
Finally, you also need a VIN verification completed by an authorized agent in Colorado. We can do this for you at our branches, weather permitting, for a fee of $12.
For more information, please see these requirements for Out-of-State Titles
-Valid insurance card (fax acceptable)-Declaration page (fax acceptable)-Binder/letter from an insurance company on company letterhead (fax acceptable)-Electronic proof of insurance. This may be, but is not limited to, an insurer-provided electronic image/proof on applicant’s cellular phone, lap top, or other portable type of electronic device.
For more information, see a complete list of Registration Requirements
Renewal postcards are forwardable, but registrations are not. If you updated your address with the U.S. Postal Service, your renewal postcard would have been forwarded to your new address. However, you did not file a change of address specifically with the County's Motor Vehicle Division, then your registration was sent to your old address.
Please come to one of our County offices to request replacement tabs and to file a change of address. We will void the original tabs. There is a cost of $2.37 for replacement tabs, which can be paid by cash, check or credit/debit card. See our locations and hours.
Please note, if you already received your renewal postcard at your old address, it is too late to change your address and renew online. Instead, please return the renewal postcard with payment and write your new address in the field provided.
Please also note, you will also need to use a different form to change your address on your Colorado Driver's License or ID card.
If you do not receive a Title Complete Card prior to your temporary registration expiring, please contact our office at 303-795-4500 for assistance.
Payment Options For Motor Vehicle Registration and Titles: In our offices, we accept cash, check and money orders, debit cards and credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Checks must be payable to Arapahoe County Clerk for the exact amount. We do not accept checks under $10. (Note: A transaction fee for credit/debit card will apply. This service is provided by a third-party vendor for the State of Colorado. The price of items purchased through this service includes funds to develop, maintain and enhance the state’s official web portal, Colorado.gov.)
Payment Options For Driver's License and ID Cards: In our offices, we accept only cash or check. Checks must be payable to Arapahoe County Clerk for the exact amount. We do not accept checks under $10. Please note: You may renew your driver's license or ID card online with a valid credit card.
If your vehicle is not already registered in our county and/or you do not know the VIN, you will need to contact an auto dealership and request the MSRP for your vehicle year, make, model and specific amenities.
In order to have a review in less than 36 months since the last review, a continuing and substantial change in circumstance must be shown. A brief explanation of the continuing change and any proof of the change has to be provided with the written request for review. If no change or proof is provided, the request may be denied or more information may be requested.
If an agreement cannot be reached, a Motion to Modify Child Support may be filed with the Court by Child Support Services. Note that this does not mean an automatic court appearance. Once the motion is filed, if no objection is received within 15 days, the Court may grant the Motion to Modify Child Support.
With any court filing, a copy must be provided to Child Support Services and the other party. If an objection is filed in a timely manner, the Court may request a hearing.