Clerk and Recorder


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

311 (within City and County of Denver) or 720-865-8400
clerkandrecorder@denvergov.org

Elections Division


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

311 (within City and County of Denver) or 720-913-VOTE (8683)
elections@denvergov.org

*Note: new recordings, marriage licenses and civil union licenses not offered after 4:30 p.m

New Proxy Marriage Law in Effect on May 28

Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB15-1327 into law changing the requirements for proxy marriage. The law is effective on May 28, 2015.  These are the new requirements for proxy marriages.The law limits proxy marriages to an absent person who is:

· A member of the armed forces of the United States who is stationed in another country or in another state in support of combat or military operation; or

·A government contractor, or an employee of a government contractor, working or in support of US military operations in another country or in another state.

The bill also states that the requirements for applying for a marriage license for a proxy marriage are the following:


· One party is a resident of Colorado;

· One party appears in person to apply for the marriage license and pays the required fees;

· The signatures of both parties to the proxy marriage are required, and the party present shall sign the marriage license application and provide an absentee affidavit form containing the notarized signature of the absent party, along with proper identification documents required for a marriage license for the absent party; and

· Both parties (and the proxy) are 18 years of age or older.

For a copy of HB15-1327, please click here.

News Media Contact Only

Mica Ward
Public Information Officer/Media Relations
720.913.4866
mica.ward@denvergov.org  

Additional Contact & Hours Information

Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building

201 W. Colfax Avenue
Dept. 101
Denver, CO 80202

The Clerk and Recorder offices are located in Dept. 101, on the first floor just inside the 15th Street & Court Place building entrance.  View map.

For Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson:
clerkandrecorder@denvergov.org

Note: Document recording, marriage licenses, and civil union licenses not offered after 4:30 p.m.


For records requests: 
records@denvergov.org  
 
For the financial disclosures, lobbyist registrations, contracts:
cityclerk@denvergov.org

For recording of official documents:
recording@denvergov.org

Note: New recordings not offered after 4:30 p.m.

Denver Elections Division

 

200 West 14th Avenue
Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80204

The Elections Division offices are located just south across the street from the City and County Building, on the SW corner of 14th and Bannock. View map.

Fax number 720-913-8600

For voter registration information:
   voterregistration@denvergov.org  
 
For mail ballot information:
   mailballots@denvergov.org
 
For poll worker information:
   poll.worker@denvergov.org
 
For general customer service:
   elections@denvergov.org

Contact info for news media and campaigns only:

electionscomm@denvergov.org

For marriage license information:
   marriages@denvergov.org

For civil union information:
    civilunions@denvergov.org

For designated beneficiary information:
   recording@denvergov.org

For domestic partnership information:
   recording@denvergov.org

Note: Marriage license and civil union applications not offered after 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Closures:


2014 Holidays 
New Years Day Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Martin Luther King Day  Monday, January 20, 2014 
President's Day Monday, February 17, 2014 
Cesar Chavez Day Monday, March 31, 2014 
Memorial Day Monday, May 26, 2014 
Independence Day Friday, July 4, 2014 
Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014 
Veteran's Day Tuesday, November 11, 2011 
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 27, 2014 
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25, 2014 

Open Records Requests


CORA - Citywide Colorado Open Records Fee Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $30.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.

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