The Recording Division of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for recording, indexing and preserving public documents, issuing marriage licenses and civil union licenses, and processing new passport applications.

The Recording Division can assist customers with recording real estate records, military discharges (DD-214) and any other items where there is a need for a public record.

Please see our Recording Fee Schedule to find the correct payment needed for your documents.

For real estate, judicial, legal probate and property tax forms, please see the Colorado legal forms.

Recording Documents

Electronic SubmissionThis is the preferred, fastest option for commercial entities. Please submit your documents electronically through one of our eRecording submitters.

Drop Box: You may also drop your documents with a check payment in the red, 24-hour drop boxes located outside of each branch office. Please write “Recording” on your envelope and make sure your check payment is for the exact amount.

Mail Submission: An alternative to electronic submissions is to mail documents to be recorded to the address below. Please make a check for the exact amount of your transaction payable to “Arapahoe County Clerk” and mail to:

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120

In-Person Service by Appointment Only: Documents may also be recorded in person at our Littleton branch office (same address as above). Please note that you must make an appointment through our scheduling tool below. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Search for Documents

Use our online Document Search to find and/or purchase recorded documents dating back to Feb. 1, 1996. To request document copies with a Book and Page, or marriage licenses recorded prior to 1996, please email your request to Research in Grantor and Grantee books can be done by appointment at the Recording Office at the County Administration Building (same address as above).

Court Records and Legal Forms

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is not affiliated with County, municipal, or state court systems and cannot provide court records, forms or documents. Please visit the Colorado Judicial Branch and find the District Court in which the case was filed, or use the self-help forms provided. This includes:

For more information about our services, please contact us at 303-795-4520.