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City and County of Denver Clerk and Recorder

How to Access Records


  • Marriage License Applications: 1903-1938 – Not restricted
  • Marriage License Applications: 1939-2003 – Restricted
  • Election Division: Voter Registration Records: 1920-1991 – Restricted


To access records from the Clerk and Recorder’s Office please fill out the Request Form for Records of the Clerk and Recorder of the City and County of Denver and pay for the appropriate fees in advance. Certified copies are $1.25 and regular copies are $0.25. Please make checks or money orders payable to the "Manager of Finance." We also accept credit cards.

For records that are restricted, please include Identification (Photo ID) and Proof of Relationship with your form and payment. A list of eligible applicants and requirements is below.  Requests will be processed within 3 business days. Copies can be mailed or picked up in person.

Eligible Applicants and Requirements for Restricted Records:
Records have been restricted for the last 75 years due to privacy issues. In order to view these records, proof of your relationship to those named in the records or documentation to establish your interest in these records is required. (i.e. birth certificates, marriage certificates, insurance policies, court orders) Those entitled to view these records include:

  • Bride                              
  • Groom
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Current legal spouse
  • Adult child (18+)
  • Adult sibling (18+)
  • Grandparents
  • Legal Guardians
  • Attorney

If you are unable to provide identification or proper proof of your relationship to those named in the records, it is suggested that you contact another party listed above to request the information.

For more information or to submit your request:
Denver Public Library
Western History/Genealogy Department - Clerk and Recorder Records
10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204-2731
Phone: 720-865-1821
Fax: 720-865-1880
Email: history@denverlibrary.org

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