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 use by individuals / companies who record multiple documents on a continuing basis. Recording Standards & Procedures provide direction for recording of single documents.
The City and County encourages you to e-record your document rather than submitting it in paper. The convenience, speed and security of online recording can more than offset the time and cost of paper submittals.
e-Recording your document 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 three online e-recording submitters: CSC (formerly Ingeo), and Simplifile. Contact one of them to set up an e-recording account.
|CSC (Corporation Service Company)||Contact CSC for pricing, using contact info to right.||www.eRecording.com
Simplifile provides e-recording to institutional submitters such as title companies, banks, attorneys, etc. Please contact Simplifile for pricing and details using the info to the right.
1. Mail your document with check or money order payable to Manager of Finance, mailed 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.
Preparation of Documents
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 $20.00. 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 $11.00. 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 simply recording a document does not confer legality or authenticity on the document.
Submit Documents to the Correct County: Often documents intended for recording in one county are sent to another county by mistake. Please be aware that Denver County will NOT reject these documents and will not issue refunds for recording fees paid due to such an error. It is the sole responsibility of the submitter to ensure that you are recording your document in the appropriate County.
Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson has adopted a uniform set of fees for services. These fees were adopted effective September 17, 2013, following notification, a comment period and a public hearing that was conducted on July 9, 2013. The final list of fees may be viewed here. The notices and fee schedule may also be viewed in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder. The fee schedule will be reviewed annually at the end of each calendar year.