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Our offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Recording Divison of the Clerk and Recorder's Office is responsible for recording public documents, issuing marriage licenses and civil union licenses, and processing new passport applications. For more information about our services, contact us at 303-795-4520.

New Office Hours: Please note that our office hours have changed to 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. See our Locations and Hours
Recording and Legal Documents
The Recording Division is responsible for recording, indexing and preserving public documents, primarily real estate records, military discharges (DD-214) and any other information where there is a need for a public record. 

  • Record Documents: You can record legal documents at the County Administration Building located at 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, CO 80120, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. See our Recording Fee Schedule. Find links to Colorado legal forms.
  • Search for Documents: Use the online Legal Document Search for documents dating back to Feb. 1, 1996. Visit our office at the County Administration Building to find public records dating back to 1902.
    • Divorce Records: The Recording Division does not provide divorce records. Instead, please find Divorce Records through Colorado Courts.
  • Sign Up For Document Fraud Alerts: We offer a Legal Document Fraud Detection system, which will notify you by email at no cost whenever a legal document has been recorded in your name. This is a free, easy tool to help prevent identity theft and fraud.

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 our office in-person to sign and submit their application.

The Clerk and Recorder's Office applications for U.S.passports on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. We do not assist with renewals.

Contact Us
Matt Crane
Matt Crane
Clerk and Recorder

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder

5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120

Ph: 303-795-4520
TTY: 711

Hours: 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Closed Holidays