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Marriage, City Clerk, and Public Trustee Fees & Forms

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Marriage License Fees & Forms

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

Marriage & Civil Union Licensing

License—cash, check, or credit card $30
License or Application copy $0.25
License or Application certified copy $1.25

Recording

Within 63 days free
After 63 days (late fee) $20
Each additional day after 63 (up to $50) $5

Designated Beneficiary Agreement & Revocation

First page $13
Each additional page $5
Certified copy (2 page recording) $3
Certificate of Committed/Domestic Partnership $25
   

Certified Copies

First page $1.25
Each additional page $0.25

  • Online Marriage Application - Save time by applying for your marriage license online. Fill out the form, print the confirmation page and bring it into our office for your license.
  • Marriage License Requirements - You must provide this information in order to apply for a marriage license. A birth certificate may be used only to confirm date of birth when presented with one of the valid forms of identification
  • Marriage License Absentee Affidavit - For a partner who cannot apply for a marriage license in person. This form must be notarized and used within 30 days from the date it was notarized. *Declaración jurada del ausente para permiso por matrimonio
  • Power of Attorney for Marriage Ceremony form - For an intended spouse who cannot attend the ceremony in person. This form must be notarized.  *Poder notarial para persona que no puede asistir la ceremonia
  • Affidavit to Accompany Marriage License - This form must accompany your application if you do not have a U.S. Social Security number. Esta forma debe acompañar su uso si usted no tiene un numero de Seguro Social de los E.E.U.U.
  • Requisitos antes de obtener su aplicación para matrimonio - se deben repasar y estar seguros que están listos para obtener su aplicación

  • Online Civil Union License Application - Save time by filling out your civil union license application form online. Fill out the form, print the confirmation page and bring it into our office for your license.
  • Civil Union License Requirements- You must provide this information in order to apply for a civil union license. A birth certificate may be used only to confirm date of birth when presented with one of the valid forms of identification..
  • Civil Union License Absentee Affidavit - This fillable form is for an intended partner who cannot apply for a civil union license in person. This form must be notarized. 
  • No Social Security Number Affidavit - This form must accompany a civil union application if applicant does not have a U.S. Social Security number.
  • Requisitos para Licencia de Unión Civil - Este documento contiene toda la información requerida para obtener la licencia de unión civil. Imprima por favor una copia, utilícela como lista de verificación y tráigala con usted a la oficina de la Secretaria y Registradora.

Online Marriage Applications

Save time and apply online for your marriage or civil union license. 

 


If you are using assistive technology and are unable to access the content of the reports, please contact the City Clerk department.

City Clerk Fees & Forms

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

Marriage Search

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

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


If you are using assistive technology and are unable to access the content of the documents on this page, please contact the Public Trustee department.

Public Trustee Fees & Forms

Foreclosure Deposit: 38-38-101(10) to be Applied to Fees and Costs

For all foreclosure filings $500 plus the amount of the fee permitted pursuant to § 38-37-104 (1)(b)(I)

Foreclosure Fees: 38-37-104(1)(b)

(I) Opening and administering a foreclosure

For foreclosure filings where the original principal amount or the outstanding balance (whichever is less) is equal to or under $480,000

$150
For foreclosure filings where the original principal amount or the outstanding balance (whichever is less) is over $480,000 1/32 of 1 percent
(II) Accepting the filing of an Intent to Redeem (per notice) $50
(III) Processing and executing a Certificate of Redemption* *$30
(IV) Executing a Confirmation Deed* *$30
(V) Processing a Withdrawal* *$35
(VI) Processing an Administrative Withdrawal* *$50
(VII) Recommencing sale when held in violation of Automatic Stay* *$50
(VIII) Recommencing sale after bankruptcy where publication was not completed* *$75
(IX) Performing actions caused by a Partial Release as described in 38-38-101(9) *$100
(X) The sum of all amounts paid by the Public Trustee to third parties in connection with processing a foreclosure various
(XI) Processing a Rescission of Sale pursuant to 38-38-113 $100
(XII) Rescheduling a sale after a Rescission of Sale pursuant to 38-38-113(4) $50
*Additional Recording Costs
Recording of $13 for the first page and $5 per additional page pursuant to §30-1-103 and §30-10-421

 

Other Fees

38-37-104(1)(c): Convey and dispose of property of a dissolved for profit or nonprofit corporation after death of the last surviving director as described in §38-30-171(3)(b) and §38-30-173(3)(b) $25
Serve as trustee of an unexecuted express trust after the death of the surviving trustee as described in §38-34-104 $25

38-37-104(1)(d): Serve as escrow agent for contract for deed as described in §38-35-126(1), annually for each taxable year

$75
38-38-109(2)(d): The fees prescribed in section 38-37-104(1)(b)(VII) and (1)(b)(VIII) recommencing sale after being enjoined by court order where publication was not completed. $75
Recommencing a sale after being set aside by court order $50
38-38-704: The fees and costs for providing educational or other information or material to the property owner or any person liable on the debt, not to exceed $25
Release Fees
For executing a Release of Deed of Trust $15
*Additional Recording Costs
Recording of $13 for the first page and $5 per additional page pursuant to §30-1-103 and §30-10-421

Forms of payment to the Public Trustee

  • C.R.S. 38-37-108: All monies payable to a Public Trustee at any foreclosure sale under the provisions of this article or upon redemption or cure pursuant to article 38 of this title shall be in the form of cash, electronic transfer to an account of the public trustee available for such purpose, or a certified check, cashier’s check, teller’s check, draft denominated as an official check that is a teller’s check, or a cashier’s check as those terms are defined in and governed by the “Uniform Commercial Code,” Title 4, C.R.S., made payable to the Public Trustee and certified or issued by a state-charted bank, savings and loan association, or credit union licensed to do business in the state of Colorado or a federally chartered bank, savings bank, or credit union.

Special Notices

  • C.R.S. 30-1-108: All officers of this state who are required to collect fees for their services are required to make fair tables of their respective fees and keep the same posted in their respective offices in some conspicuous place for the inspection of all persons who have business in said office; and, if any such officer neglects to keep a table of fees posted in his office, such officer, for each day of such neglect, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars, to be recovered by action at law before the county court for the use of the county in which the offense has been committed.
  • C.R.S. 30-1-116(1): Every officer shall collect every fee, as prescribed, for services performed by him in advance, if the same can be ascertained, and when any officer negligently or willfully fails to collect any such fee, the same shall be charged against his salary.

    © Colorado Public Trustees’ Association - Effective January 1, 2017

The Public Trustee does not supply most forms. Many standard legal forms are available at:

You can apply for and receive a free Denver Public Library card online. The card will give you access to the library's database of legal forms. Neither the Clerk's staff nor the library's staff can offer legal advice, such as which form is correct for your needs.

We suggest you seek the advice of an attorney for questions regarding any legal document.

The Public Trustee does not supply most forms. Deed release forms are available on this page under the Releases of Deeds of Trust tab.

Many standard business forms are available at:

You can apply for and receive a free Denver Public Library card online. The card will give you access to the library's database of legal forms. Neither the Clerk's staff nor the library's staff can offer legal advice, such as which form is correct for your needs.

We suggest you seek the advice of an attorney for questions regarding any legal document.

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