Clerk & Recorder

Information and Resources on the Coronavirus

The Motor Vehicle Department is open to walk-ins Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Residents can also schedule appointments online

The Recording Department is open by appointment only. Appointments are available online. Most county buildings, with some exceptions, will be closed on Mondays. Learn more about this new schedule.

During this difficult time for our community, here are some community resources to help with needs you may have.

Responsibilities & Services

The county Clerk & Recorder is an elected official of Adams County and serves the public as set forth in Colorado State Statutes. Through offices situated in various locations throughout the county, the Clerk & Recorder's Office:

  • Files maps
  • Handles elections
  • Issues marriage and civil union licenses
  • Prepares and issues motor vehicle titles and plates
  • Records documents
  • Registers voters

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Clerk & Recorder's Office hours: 

  • Elections
    *Beginning Monday, Oct. 11, Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
  • Motor Vehicle
    Tuesday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)
    7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.**
  • Recording
    Tuesday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)
    7 a.m. - 5 p.m.**

*The Elections Department is open for walk-ins Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. throughout the months of October and November.

**The Recording Department is available by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling the main phone number for each office.

Court-Related Documents

For information regarding court-related issues or documents, including divorce documents, please contact the Adams County Court System at 303.659.1161.


Josh Zygielbaum
County Clerk & Recorder
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
Brighton, CO 80601


Elections Phone: 720.523.6500
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(Excluding Holidays--holidays that fall on a Monday will now be observed on Tuesday)

Motor Vehicle Phone: 720.523.6010
Recording Phone: 720.523.6020
Hours: Tuesday - Friday
(Excluding Holidays--holidays that fall on a Monday will now be observed on Tuesday)

Motor Vehicle 7 a.m. -4 p.m.*
Recording 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.**

*Walk-ins for Motor Vehicle services will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20.
**Recording services are available by appointment only