Recording

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.

Recording Documents

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.

Record Documents

Preferred option: Electronic submission - please submit your documents for recording electronically through one of our eRecording submitters.

Alternative option: Mail submission – please mail documents to be recorded to Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, CO 80120. Please include a check payable to “Arapahoe County Clerk.”

Documents can alternatively be recorded in person at the same location during our office hours of Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. See Wait Times at our office to plan your visit.

Search for Documents

Use our online Document Search to find recorded documents dating back to Feb. 1, 1996 and purchase copies. To request document copies with a Book and Page or marriage licenses recorded prior to 1996, please email your request to recording@arapahoegov.com. Research in Grantor and Grantee books can be done by appointment at the County Administration Building.

Sign Up For Document Fraud Alerts

Create an account with FraudSleuth Document Fraud Detection System, which will notify you by email at no cost whenever a document has been recorded in your name. This is a free, easy tool to help prevent identity theft and fraud.

Court Records and Legal Forms

Arapahoe County is not affiliated with the Courts and we do not provide court records or forms. Instead, please visit the Colorado Judicial Branch and find the District Court in which the case was filed, or use the self-help forms. This includes:

Marriage and Civil Union Licenses

The Recording Division also issues marriage licenses and civil union licenses. We strongly encourage applicants to complete the online application before both applicants visit any one of our office locations in-person to sign and submit their application. See Wait Times at our office to plan your visit.

Passports

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office processes applications for U.S. passports on behalf of the U.S. Department of State by appointment only. We do not assist with passport renewals. Please renew online at www.travel.state.gov.

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