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Document Recording

All documents recorded are indexed and imaged digitally. Original documents are returned to the owner. Digital images are uploaded nightly and are available for searching online.

Online document recording is encouraged for anyone who records multiple documents frequently. Recording Standards & Procedures provide direction for recording of single documents.

The City and County encourages eRecording for the convenience, speed and security. eRecording takes minutes. The process of submitting by paper, particularly if you are mailing it in, can take a week to 10 days to complete.

The City and County of Denver currently contracts with the following submitters which can be contacted to set up an eRecording account.

eRecording Services

  • eRecording Partners Network LLC—EPN
        www.GOePN.com
        888-325-3365
  • Corporation Service Company—CSC (formerly Ingeo)
        www.eRecording.com
        866-652-0111

Submit Documents to the Correct County
Often documents intended for recording in one county are sent to another county by mistake. Denver County CANNOT reject these documents or issue refunds for recording fees paid in error. It is the sole responsibility of the submitter to ensure that you are recording documents in the appropriate county.

1. Mail your document with check or money order payable to "Manager of Finance" to Clerk & Recorder Recording Dept., 201 W. Colfax, Dept. 101, Denver, CO 80202, or

2. Bring your document into the Clerk and Recorder's office in person. You may pay with cash, check, money order or credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover). Temporary checks are not accepted.

Preparation of Documents

  • Margin requirements : one-inch margin on the top of the page and one-half inch on each side. Margin requirements are dictated by C.R.S. 30-10-406(3)(a).
  • To file a lien, you must obtain the proper blank form, fill it out and have it notarized prior to bringing it to the Office of the Clerk and Recorder.
  • Clerk and Recorder staff cannot supply forms or assist in filling out of forms as this is considered legal advice. Please consult your attorney.

Submit Documents to the Correct County

Often documents intended for recording in one county are sent to another county by mistake. Denver County CANNOT reject these documents or issue refunds for recording fees paid in error. It is the sole responsibility of the submitter to ensure that you are recording documents in the appropriate county.

An Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment must be mailed to the District Court to be marked paid in the Court’s records. The Court will give you a Certificate of Satisfaction of Judgment. The fee for the Certificate is $20. Make a cashier’s check or money order payable to Denver District Court. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope for the Court to return the Certificate. This transaction may be made in person instead of by mail.

Send the Acknowledgment to:

Denver District Court Clerk

1437 Bannock Room 256

Denver, CO 80202

When you receive the Certificate of Satisfaction of Judgment, bring or send it to the Clerk and Recorder’s Office to record. Please send a self-addressed envelope with your certificate. The recording fee is $13. We accept a personal check or money order made payable to Manager of Finance. If you come into the office, we accept credit cards (except American Express).

Send the Certificate to:

Denver Clerk & Recorder’s Office

201 W. Colfax Ave. Dept. 101

Denver, CO 80202

We do not report to the Credit Bureaus.  You will need to send copies of your recorded Certificate of Satisfaction of Judgment to the three credit bureaus. Credit bureau information is available on the Internet.

The Clerk and Recorder office does not supply most blank forms. Deed release forms can be found on the Public Trustee Forms page

Other standard business forms can be obtained from the Denver Public Library or an office supply store.

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

Submit Documents to the Correct County:  Documents intended for recording in one county may be sent to another county by mistake. Denver County CANNOT reject these documents or issue refunds for recording fees paid in error. It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that you are recording documents in the appropriate county.

Fees

Payment accepted in cash, check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover). Make checks payable to: Manager of Finance.

Recording Fees

Letter or legal size per document
First page $13 

Each additional page

$5
Plats, Mats, Documents larger than legal size (8.5" x 14")
First page $13
Each additional page $10
Surveys must be on paper and will be scanned and size down. If a survey is not on paper, a paper copy will be made for recording at a cost of $5 per page in addition to the recording fee.
UCC Financing Statements
1-2 pages $13
3 or more pages $18
All e-Recorded UCC statements, unlimited pages $8

Real Estate Documents

Federal Tax Lien
First page $8
Each additional page $5
Condominium, Plat, Planned Building Group
First page $13
Each additional page $10

Release of Deed of Trust

For a 1-page Release of Deed of Trust (includes $15 Public Trustee Execution Fee and $13 Recording Fee) $28
For a 2-page Release of Deed of Trust (includes $15 Public Trustee Execution Fee, $13 Recording Fee for the 1st page, and $5 Recording Fee for the 2nd page) $33
Increase by $5 for each additional page
All others, per document
First page $13
Each additional page $5
Documentary Fee (applicable to all real estate grants and conveyances)
Per $1,000 $0.10
Less than $500 free

Military Discharge

DD-214 free

Marriage Licensing

Marriage License—cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) $30
Marriage License or Application copy $0.25
Marriage License or Application certified copy $1.25

Designated Beneficiary Agreement & Revocation

First page $13
Each additional page $5

Marriages

First year (see Records Request form for detail) $3
Each additional year $1

Uniform Commercial Code and Tax Liens (state and federal)

First year, per name $5
Each additional year, per name $2

Trade Names

First year, per name $3
Each additional year, per name $1

Marriage Applications and License

Copy $0.25
Certified copy $1.25

Real Estate Documents

Condominiums or Plats, per page $5
D-2214, 1 certified, requested at time of recording $0

Certified Copies of Documents

Per document $1
plus, per page of document $0.25

All Other Recorded Documents

Per page $0.25

Digital Data

Cost per image $0.08
Cost per index record $0.10

Forms