- Clerk and Recorder
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.
Public Notice: Effective July 1, 2022, the Clerk and Recorder's Office will begin recording Land Surveys (instead of depositing them), pursuant to C.R.S. 38-50-101(8). Recording fees for Land Surveys will be $13 for the first page and $10 for each additional page. Land Surveys will be assigned a full reception number (ex. E2000001) instead of a shortened deposit number (ex. E12297).
Electronic Submission: This 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.
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 email@example.com. 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:
Satisfaction of Judgement/Lien Release
If you have received an Acknowledgement of Satisfaction of Judgement from the Colorado Department of Revenue, please follow the instructions in the envelope you received. The Acknowledgment must be filed directly with the Arapahoe County District Court, NOT with our office:
Arapahoe County District Court
7325 S Potomac St #100, Centennial, CO 80112
If you also have a “Lien Release” document in the same packet, the Lien Release must be filed with our office. The fee is $13 for a one-page form.
Note: There is not always a Lien Release document in Satisfaction of Judgement packets.
If you have any questions about either of these documents, please contact the Colorado Department of Revenue: https://cdor.colorado.gov/.
For more information about our services, please contact us at 303-795-4520.