Important Notice 

Adams County offices will be re-opening on Tuesday, June 2, with some limitations on our services. We will be operating on an appointment-only schedule and our hours will change to 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*, Tuesday through Friday. Buildings will be closed on Mondays. 
*Appointments will be scheduled 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 720.523.6020. 

To ensure the health and safety of you and our Recording staff, a mask and temperature check are required to enter the Adams County Government Center. We also ask that you continue to practice social distancing throughout your appointment.

The Recording Department will continue to accept recordings by:

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

The following services will be available by appointment only:

  • Issuing Marriage/Civil Union Licenses** see information below
  • Large or urgent document recordings or maps that cannot be mailed

Please call 720.523.6020 to make your appointment or for any questions, concerns, or more information. You can also schedule an appointment online.

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

*If you need recording services—with the exception of large or urgent documents—our department requests you mail the completed documents with a check for the appropriate recording fees made out to Adams County Clerk & Recorder. Learn more about our fee schedule. Once documents are recorded, we will mail the originals back to you. Our mailing address appears at the bottom of the page. 

**Marriage/Civil Union Licenses will be issued by appointment only. Please fill out the Marriage or Civil Union License Application online. Once the application is filled out and you get your Transaction ID number, please call us to set up your appointment. After you’ve scheduled an appointment, you will receive an email outlining our new process for the issuance of your license. Wearing a mask and a temperature check are required before you can enter the building. Please know that no family or friends will be allowed to accompany you into the building—only the applicants are allowed. You will receive a reminder text one hour before your appointment. Please remain in your car until you receive a text letting you know that your number has been called. 

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 January 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.