Clerk and Recorder

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is committed to providing efficient, cost-effective and high quality services to the citizens and taxpayers of Arapahoe County.

Notice: Passports. Due to high demand and staffing shortages related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, passport appointments are extremely limited. Visit our Passports page for more information and alternative options.

Motor Vehicle Services

In partnership with the State's Division of Motor Vehicles, we can assist residents with select motor vehicle services such as new vehicle registration, titles, placards and plates. Explore Motor Vehicle services

Getting Married or Planning a Trip?

We're here for the big events in your life by issuing marriage licenses and processing new passport applications.

Public Records and Documents

We can assist customers with the recording, searching, and fraud detection of vital public records such as real estate records, military discharges, marriage licenses and more. Explore Recording services

Voter Services and Elections

We're proud to provide free, fair and transparent elections for voters in Arapahoe County. Visit for all election updates and voter service resources, such as updating your address or name and/or changing your party affiliation. These services are also available in person at our Littleton office by appointment

Appointment Notices

Note that some in-person services are available by appointment only.

Passports: Due to high demand and staffing shortages related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, passport appointments are extremely limited. Visit our Passports page for more info and alternative options.

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24-Hour Document Drop Boxes

Many Motor Vehicle and Recording services can be completed using our red document drop boxes, located outside every one of our branch offices. Boxes are secure, accessible 24 hours a day, and requests are processed more quickly than mail orders.

Please note: Payments for drop box transactions may only be made by check or money order. 

Motor Vehicle services:

  • Vehicle registration renewals
  • Duplicate document requests
  • Disability placard request/renewal*
  • Proof of insurance documents (these may also be emailed)
  • Temp tags (please email with your VIN and proof of insurance for a quote of taxes due)

All Motor Vehicle submissions must include the following information: 

  • Owner Name
  • Phone number and/or email address
  • Proof of current insurance
  • Last eight (8) digits of the vehicle VIN

Please make checks payable to: Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder-Motor Vehicle

Including this information on a letter accompanying your documents will allow a faster processing of your transaction, and allow you the choice of having them mailed or picked up at the office.

*Disability Placard transactions must include a completed/signed DR 2219 form for certification or recertification. 

If you have further questions please complete the Motor Vehicle Questions Form


  • Recording documents (Deeds, Liens, Releases, etc.)

If you have any Recording questions, please email One of our knowledgeable team members will respond within 24 hours.

Priority Service

Military FamilyUniformed first responders and members of the military receive service priority at our four branch offices. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office thanks you for your service to our community and country.