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Marriage License Fees and Forms

If you are using assistive technology and are unable to access the content of the forms, email the marriage counter.

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

We do not accept temporary checks or credit card information over the phone.

Marriage & Civil Union Licensing

Marriage or Civil Union license $30
Committed Partnership license $25
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

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.

 

Recording Fees and Forms

Note: The Recording Department will record any document presented by a customer, but recording a document does not confer legality or authenticity of 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.

If you are using assistive technology and are unable to access the content of the documents on this page, email recording@denvergov.org.

 

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.

We do not accept temporary checks or credit card information over the phone

Recording Fees

Per document , submitted on paper, maximum size 24" by 36" (e.g., exhibits which are maps or surveys)
First page $13 

Each additional page

$5
Certified Copy (two-page recording) $3
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
Large-format documents required to be on mylar: condominium map, subdivision plat map, 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 and Civil Union Licensing

Marriage License—cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) $30
Committed Partnership license (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) $25
Marriage License or Application copy $0.25
Marriage License or Application certified copy $1.25

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 St., 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.

City Clerk Fees and Forms

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.

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

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

The Clerk and Recorder does not supply most forms. Deed release forms can be found below, under Public Trustee Fees and Forms.

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.

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

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

Forms:

Fees:

Digital Data

Cost per image $0.08
Cost per index record $0.10

Public Trustee Fees and Forms

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

Payments to the Public Trustee must be made payable to Denver Public Trustee. Credit card payments are not accepted.

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

Wire Transfer Instructions for Cures and Redemptions

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. See the drop-down above for Releases of Deeds of Trust.

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

 

Office of the Clerk & Recorder

Phone: 720-865-8400
clerkandrecorder@denvergov.org

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