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The Clerk and Recorder

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Clerk and Recorder Paul López' office serves a number of important functions for the City and County of Denver:
  • Administering elections 
  • Preserving various records and making them available to the public 
  • Recording land transactions 
  • Overseeing foreclosures

As the elected Clerk and Recorder for his hometown, Paul D. López is a passionate advocate for empowering all Denverites to participate in the civic participation process.

Prior to serving as the third ever elected Clerk & Recorder for the City & County of Denver, Paul served as the youngest elected City Council member for three terms representing his home district three in Denver’s west side neighborhoods.

His passionate leadership has spurred civic engagement, ushering in the long-overdue community revitalization of West Denver.  He’s spearheaded efforts to transform the Westside’s long-ignored streets, sidewalks, bridges and parks; and nearly eliminated graffiti vandalism with urban mural art.  Paul led efforts to building healthier communities, replacing an overabundance of liquor stores with grocery stores, access to new health clinics, parks, libraries and a new recreation center.

Paul D. López is a proud graduate of and the Denver Public Schools and the University of Colorado at Denver.  Paul worked multiple jobs to put himself through the University of Colorado at Denver, where he helped to improve recruitment, retention and graduation of low-income students. After graduating, he focused his work as a community organizer to protect affordable housing and increase access to public health care. As a labor organizer for six years, he fought against employers who violated workers’ rights by organizing thousands of Denver-area janitors in accessing better wages and employment conditions.

He led numerous voter registration efforts throughout Denver to increase voter participation in areas with low turnout – realizing his home precincts were among the lowest and often overlooked.

For six years, Paul served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials focused on building civic participation—from citizenship to public service.  His work at NALEO prepared him to lead the Denver 2010 Census Complete Count Committee and chair the Council’s redistricting committee.

During his time on Council, Paul was recognized with the “Wellington E. Webb Political Award” by the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, and the “Vale la Pena Award” from the Boy Scouts of America. He also received an “Honor and Appreciation Award” from the Vietnamese Community of Colorado, NEWSED’s 2010 “Civil Rights Award,” and recognition for “Excellence in Local Support” from the Denver Indian Center. In 2011, he was designated as an emerging leader by President Barack Obama’s White House, and his work has been featured by major media outlets in the US, Europe and Latin America.

If you ask him, his proudest moments always happen as he empowers his dedicated staff and community leaders to lead. Paul is a loving father to his daughter, Nayeli and continues to live in the west side neighborhood of Villa Park. 


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The Denver Elections Division is a division of the Office of the Clerk and Recorder; an independent agency of the City and County of Denver.    

Mission Statement

"To conduct Denver's elections in a fair, accurate, accessible, secure, transparent and efficient manner; to educate and encourage the public to participate in the voting process; and to maintain accurate voter registration and election records."

200 West 14th Avenue
Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80204
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Call 311 or 720-913-VOTE (8683)

Text: 56003

720-913-8657 (TTY)


The Clerk and Recorder Division is comprised of three departments: Policy and Compliance, Marriages and Recording, and Strategic Communications and Civic Engagement.

201 W. Colfax Avenue
Dept. 101
Denver, CO 80202
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please call 311 or 720-865-8400

720-913-8479 (TTY)

Arrange for services for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing


The City Clerk leads the Clerk and Recorder’s government relations, including serving as the legislative liaison to both Denver City Council and the General Assembly, coordinates with the City Attorney’s Office for the Office’s legal and policy needs, manages various required reports like campaign finance, lobbyist disclosure, and gift reports, and answers internal customer questions to ensure compliance with applicable law.

The City Clerk ensures City Council ordinances, resolutions, and contracts are executed correctly and in a timely manner. The City Clerk also preserves and disseminates records, and makes that information available online to the public and other city agencies.

The Public Trustee Department administers foreclosures according to the law and sells homes at auction, when necessary.

Strategic Communications & Civic Engagement works collaboratively with the other departments to coordinate service delivery, elevate customer experience, and promote greater access to information.

The Recording and Marriages Department issues marriage licenses and records documents like Deeds of Trust for people’s homes.

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About Us

"To be regarded as the most customer-centric and trusted clerk & recorder team in the state of Colorado."

"To provide customer friendly processes that are efficient and transparent, records that are easy to access, and elections that are accurate, secure and convenient for voters."


Hon. Paul López
Clerk and Recorder
The Office of the Clerk and Recorder is an independently-elected agency of the City and County of Denver.

Victoria Ortega  
Deputy Clerk
and Recorder


The Office of the Clerk and Recorder is an independently-elected agency of the City and County of Denver.

Jocelyn Bucaro
Director of Elections


The Elections Division provides comprehensive election services for the City and County of Denver.
John Davies
Chief Deputy Public Trustee
The Public Trustee office administers all foreclosures that are filed in the City and County of Denver.

Deputy City Clerk
The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining city records including City Council proceedings and ordinances, city rules and regulations, contracts and official appointments.
Richard Dewar
Supervisor, Recording & Marriage/Civil Union Licenses
Recording is responsible for the timely recording of all crucial documents submitted to the Clerk and Recorder's office.
The Marriage Licenses/Civil Union Licenses desk issues these licenses and records marriage and civil union certificates.
Paul Casper
Elections Operations Manager
The Elections Division provides comprehensive election services for the City and County of Denver.
Lisa Stubbs
Elections Administration Manager
The Elections Division provides comprehensive election services for the City and County of Denver.

For media inquiries, call 720-865-4872 or email


201 W. Colfax Avenue
Dept. 101
Denver, CO 80202
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.


Office of the Clerk & Recorder

Phone: 720-865-8400

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