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.


Important Notice 

Adams County Recording Department will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, until further notice. Please check the website regularly for updated information.

The Recording Department will continue to accept recordings by:

  • Mail/Fed Ex/UPS* see instructions below
  • e-Recording through our vendors

*Please mail your document(s) along with a check or money order (fee schedule is listed below) to:

By Mail
Adams County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 5012
Brighton, CO 80601

By FedEx, UPS, or Certified Mail
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
Suite E2400, Recording Department
Brighton, CO 80601

The following services will be available by phone appointment only:

  • The issuance of Marriage/Civil Union Licenses will be done over the phone and via mail during this closure. Please follow the steps below.
  1. Couples must complete the application online.
  2. Make an appointment online.
  3. At the time of your appointment, a Recording Technician will call the number listed on the appointment to issue the Marriage License.
  4. Please have photocopies of both applicant’s ID’s ready to send by a secure e-mail at the time of your appointment.
  5. Both parties must be available and on the call at the time of the appointment.

Please be prepared for your appointment. Lack of preparation may result in rescheduling for a different day. For questions, please contact our office at 720.523.6020.

Passport Services and appointments will not be available at this time. We will update our website as soon as they are available.

Responsibilities & Services

The Recording Department is responsible for recording, and preserving public documents; primarily real estate records, Maps, PUDs, and any other documents where there is a need for a public record.

Recording Department

  • Provides a grantor/grantee index for all recorded documents; we do not provide Tract indexing.
  • Provides copies of recorded documents per request
  • Issues and records Marriage and Civil Union Licenses

Please Note: While the Recording Department will record any document presented by a customer, customers should understand that the Recording Department does not confer legality or authenticity on the document.

The Clerk and Recorder's Office does not supply any blank forms.


Effective Jan. 1, 2017, in accordance to SB-16-115. our recording fees will increase to $13.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.

Additional Resources

Please use the following addresses when mailing copy requests or recording packages: 

By Mail
Adams County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 5012
Brighton, CO 80601

By FedEx, UPS, Certified Mail, OR in person
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
Suite E2400
Brighton, CO 80601

Larger Volume Submitter
Please contact our e-Recording Partners:

Adams County Recording Office
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
1st Floor, Suite E2400
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph: 720.523.6020

Tuesday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., services available by appointment only.*
(Excluding building closure days)

Issuance of Marriage and Civil Union License
7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., by appointment only.*

*Appointments can be scheduled online or over the phone at 720.523.6020. Appointments are available between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.