Adams County was moved to the Severe Risk Red Level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until Friday, Dec. 18.

Clerk & Recorder

Information and Resources on the Coronavirus

The Motor Vehicle and Recording Departments are open by appointment only. Appointments are available online and can be scheduled up to 60 days out. These departments will also observe the county's new business hours of Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Most county buildings, with some exceptions--including the Elections Department, 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 and 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 and 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
    Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
  • Motor Vehicle
    Tuesday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)
    7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.**
  • Recording
    Tuesday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)
    7 a.m. - 5:30 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 Motor Vehicle and Recording Departments are available by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling the main phone number for each office. The final appointment will be available at 4:30 p.m. each day.

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: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*For the month of June only. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, hours will match Motor Vehicle and Recording Hour, below.

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. - 5:30 p.m.**
Recording 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.**
**These services are available by appointment only. Last available appointment is at 4:30 p.m.