Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Please do not visit County buildings (which include County Motor Vehicle services) without reading the "Service Updates" Section below. Most in-person visits are by appointment only.

Arapahoe County will remain in Level Blue until at least May 16, with subsequent Dial moves to be determined 

SM_COVID_Level_Blue_CP_2021-03On April 16, 2021, the COVID-19 Dial issued by Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will expire, and counties across Colorado can issue their own guidance for their citizens. On April 8, 2021, the Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health (BOH) authorized and directed the Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) to issue a Public Health Order (PHO) for a simplified version of the Dial, with the goal to continue to control and/or slow the spread of COVID-19.

The TCHD Public Health Order will be in effect from April 16 through May 15. Arapahoe County will comply with this updated PHO. Highlights of the order include:

  • Phase 1: Moving Toward Full Re-Opening, April 16 - May 15 (30 days): Counties will move to a new level on the Dial, one Level less restrictive than the level indicated by their metrics on April 15. For example, a county at Level Yellow metrics on the current state Dial on April 15 will move to Level Blue on April 16 and remain there until May 15. 
  • Phase 2: Observation Period, May 16 - August 16 (90 days): Counties will move to Level Clear, which has no restrictions, subject to TCHD observation of hospital admission rates in the County.  In Level Clear, businesses will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity with no Mitigation Requirements, although face-covering requirements may still apply.

To enhance personal safety and help reduce levels of COVID-19 transmission across our communities, our residents should continue to  social distance; wear masks in public indoor areas; avoid large gatherings or crowds, especially indoors; stay home while they are sick and get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms; wash their hands often; and get vaccinated as soon as possible. 

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccination distribution and prioritization plans are made at the state level and passed through the local health authorities to carry out. For Arapahoe County, that health authority is the Tri-County Health Department. To get the latest vaccination updates, please visit

Testing Locations, Resources and Assistance

Visit our Resources and Assistance page for a list of verified resources (including food and financial assistance, community testing locations, business and employment resources, etc.) to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

County Building Service Updates

At this time, most services are only available by appointment except where designated below.

Please note, you will be asked to wear a cloth face covering or non-medical mask when visiting County facilities. You will also be asked to practice social distancing and keep at least 6-feet away from others. Markers on the floors and walls will help guide you. 

Details by Department and Service Follow:

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center

  • Call 303-636-1160 to schedule an appointment or access online services at 
  • The Aurora Career Center is open by appointment-only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • The Centennial Career Center is open by appointment-only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
  • The Workforce Center is taking calls at all locations. Staff continue to work virtually for individual services with job seekers and businesses, and are presenting online classes to assist in developing skills for job searching. Visit the A/D Works! website to access available services.

Assessor’s Office

  • Telephone hours of service: 303-795-4600; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • In-person hours of service by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • A drop box has been installed outside the Administration Building for document submissions.
  • A temporary drop box is available in the lobby of Altura Plaza, near the guard station.
  • Appointment-only services for:
    • Ownership changes
    • Mobile home transfers
    • Senior/veteran’s exemptions
    • Research
    • General Questions
  • Valuation protests will be heard by phone appointment only

Civil Unions – see Clerk & Recorder’s Office

Clerk & Recorder’s Office

In-person hours of service are available by appointment only and can be made for all our branches (Littleton, Centennial, Aurora, and Byers). Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to provide in-person services to those without an appointment.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and can be made online for:

Before making an appointment, please note:

  • Effective Jan. 4, 2021 all vehicle registration renewals must be completed at a self-service kioskonline, by mail, or at a secure 24-hour drop box (located outside all four Arapahoe County Motor Vehicle offices).
  • If you use a drop box or plan to mail in your renewal, please remember to include a check payment, and your license number and the last 8 digits of your VIN.
    • Please make checks payable to: Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder-Motor Vehicle and please mail paperwork to:

      Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office-Motor Vehicle
      P.O. Box 9011
      Littleton, CO 80160-9011
  • No driver’s license appointments at this time. Customers will need to visit a state office for this service
  • Customers will be limited to 2 transactions (2 vehicles) per appointment time slot.
  • In-person visits are limited to two people maximum per appointment (children excepted)
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are required.
  • The Byers branch does not have Dealer Appointments available. Dealers can make an appointment at another office to drop off, or mail their documents in to Littleton.

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Colorado State University Extension

Elections – see Clerk and Recorder’s Office

Fairgrounds and Park

The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center is currently open for tours by appointment only, and events are operating within public health orders. Please call 303-795-4955 for information about booking an event or make an appointment for a facility tour. You can also visit for additional information. 

Community Resources

Most programs and services are being offered online or by appointment only

Housing and Community Development Services
For Emergency Rent Assistance, call 303-738-7891 or email to determine eligibility. For other low-income housing needs and information, call 303-738-8040.

Judicial Services
In-person case supervision resumes by appointment only; no walk-in services until further notice. To schedule an appointment, call 720-874-3350 or email or

Senior Resources
Grocery shopping and prescription pick-up assistance available for seniors 60+ and for those with disability. For eligibility, call 303-738-8080 and leave a message. 

Call 303-738-8080 for connections to additional assistance/other services.

In-home services have resumed. Call 303-636-1982 for eligibility and information. 

18th Judicial District

  • Limited courtroom operations at Arapahoe Plaza and Arapahoe County Judicial Center. As much as possible, court proceedings will be conducted by video or phone.
  • Please visit the 18th Judicial District website for details.

Human Services

Human Services’ main office at CentrePoint Plaza (14980 E Alameda Dr, Aurora, CO 80012) and its satellite office at Arapahoe Plaza (1690 W Littleton Blvd, Littleton, CO 80120) are open to the public.

Hours of service: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., mostly by appointment. Walk-in services available with strict social distancing protocols. Masks are required. 

Please call ahead before visiting: 303-636-1130, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Community Support Services: 303-636-1170
    • Colorado PEAK: Apply online at
    • Colorado Works Emergency Disaster Program
      • Arapahoe County families in need of emergency assistance during COVID-19 may qualify for short-term, state-sponsored financial assistance. Apply through Colorado PEAK.
      • Eligibility:
        • Family’s annual gross income must be below $75,000 combined
        • The household must contain at least one child age 18 or younger
        • Family must present a significant need for services directly related to the COVID-19 emergency
        • Family must be legally present in the U.S.
      • Assistance may include, but is not limited to, the following types:
        • Purchase or lease of shelter
        • Transportation (including car repairs and purchase)
        • Non-covered medical expenses
        • Work-related supplies that were lost or damaged
        • Counseling services
        • Non-medical mental health services
  • Child Support Servicescall 303-752-8900 or email
    Establishing, enforcing or modifying Child Support Orders, accepting Child Support payments and other services.
  • Child and Adult Protection Services: 303-636-1589
    • Child and Adult abuse hotline: 303-636-1750 
    • Appointment-only for services including foster care, adoption and adolescent/youth in conflict services, community prevention and development programs, Listening to the Needs of Kids (LINKS) meetings and parenting time visitations.
  • Clients will have access to paperwork pick-up or drop-off, phone to call center, copy machine available inside lobby.
  • Payments of child support monthly orders, benefit repayment plans (Claims), etc., continue to be accepted at the TouchPay Kiosk located in the vestibule at CenterPoint and online at
  • Community resources near you:
    • Find services in and around Arapahoe County that support you and your family. Categories include: aging services, child care and parent resources, clothing, dental assistance, disability services, domestic violence, employment and job training, family services and support, food assistance, general and financial assistance, legal services, medical assistance, mental health services, shelters and housing assistance, substance abuse, transportation services, veterans services and vision assistance. 

Human Resources

Human Resources is currently closed to the general public; however, staff are on hand to answer calls at 303-795-4482 and via email at or view open positions within the County

Marriage Licenses – see Clerk and Recorder

Motor Vehicle – see Clerk and Recorder

Open Spaces

In-person hours of services are by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 720-874-6540. All Arapahoe County trails are open; however, visitors should abide by social distancing guidelines, wear a face cover or mask and follow proper hygiene before and after using public spaces.

Public Works & Development

Lima Street office open by appointment only.
Call 720-874-6500 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Use Citizen Access for BuildingEngineering and Planning cases, permits, applications and more. 

  • Building: Inspections (residential & commercial) have resumed and will be scheduled based on site-specific conditions. Info at, 720-874-6600 or 
  • Planning: 720-874-6650 for planning services or use Citizen Access to check project status 
  • Zoning: 720-874-6711 or email for zoning, subdivision and weed regulations and enforcement 
  • Engineering: 720-874-6500 for general inquiries or Citizen Access to check project status 
  • Animal control: 720-874-6750 or email for field response, complaints, reports or other questions 
  • Records requests: 720-874-6500 or email for unincorporated parts of the County 
  • Mapping: 720-874-6686 for services 
  • Road & Bridge: 720-874-ROAD (7623) for questions about current projects and/or request for service 
  • Transportation/Traffic: call 720-874-6500 for questions about current projects or traffic service requests 

Sheriff’s Office

  • The Sheriff’s Office headquarters is open by appointment only.
  • View the Sheriff’s Office Policies & Directives.


  • Administration Building office open by appointment only.
  • Telephone hours of service: 303-795-4550; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Appointments can be made by phone at 303-795-4550 for select transactions that must be completed in person. No walk-ins. 
  • A drop box has been installed outside of the west side the Administration Building, for document and payment submissions.