ATTENTION: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 3, all Clerk & Recorder Offices will open at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Business hours will remain the same on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Visit the Clerk & Recorder's page to see a full listing of office hours.

Important Notice 

The following services are available by appointment only: 

  • Marriage License/Civil Union Licenses
  • Passport application services

The Recording Department will continue to accept recordings by:

  • Mail/FedEx/UPS* see instructions below
  • e-Recording through our vendors
  • Walk-ins

*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

Land Survey Plats should be deposited with Community & Economic Development. Please contact them for more information

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Excluding Holidays

Passports and Issuance of Marriage and Civil Union License
By appointment only.*