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. 

The Recording Department requires appointments for passports and marriage/civil union licenses only. Appointments are available online

No appointment is necessary for any other recording service. Recording Department hours are Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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
    7 a.m. - 5:30 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.

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.