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Clerk & Recorder Divisions

Appointments now required for in-person visits. Additionally, registration renewals need to be completed out of office. Options include online, by mail or drop box, or at a self-service kiosk. Read about these changes (including benefits, and FAQs). Información en español.

Clerk & Recorder Divisions

The Clerk & Recorder oversees three public divisions: Elections, Motor Vehicle, and Recording. We also have an Administration Division to support our office-wide work.

Office-wide goals for the next three years:

Provide the Best in Public Service:

  • Provide the best in public service and account for it publicly.
  • Model inclusive and equitable culture and services.
  • Influence vision statewide and nationally through leadership, partnerships, and working groups.
  • Be prepared to execute emergency response plans.

Values-Driven Culture:

  • Staff connect their work to the department’s vision.
  • Retain the best people and empower them to meet the department’s goals.
  • Use teaming to build our culture and fast-track our vision.

Technology accelerates our vision:

  • Staff defend against cybersecurity threats.
  • Modernized cybersecurity program defends against threats.
  • Leverage technology to implement secure, efficient, and responsive services.
  • Data demonstrates election integrity and confidential information is protected.

Elections, Motor Vehicle, and Recording goals are listed under the individual tabs.

Public Accountability & Service Reports

These annual reports highlight key facts and accomplishments of the Clerk & Recorder’s office. They are produced late summer and published early September.

Man on bicycle dropping of his ballot at a 24-hour ballot drop boxElections Division

The Elections Division registers voters, maintains voter registration records, and conducts elections. Contact the Elections Division at Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org or 303-413-7740.

Division Goals

Boulder County is the best place to be a voter:

  • Facilitate the most positive voting experience in the country.
  • Run the most accurate and efficient ballot processing operation in Colorado.
  • Staff is prepared to execute Incident Response protocols.
  • Interactions with the public and partners build trust and participation.

Program Highlights (updated every June)

The Elections Division conducted a successful 2021 Coordinated Election for Boulder County voters and carried over several innovations from the 2020 Elections, including Ballot to Go (curbside ballot pick up). The work to conduct the election included registering voters, mailing out ballots, processing ballots, and setting up in person voting opportunities. Turnout for the 2021 Coordinated was 47.3%, with over 48,000 ballots being returned on Election Day alone – more than double than what was received on Election Day in 2020. Outside of preparing and executing the 2021 Coordinated Election, the Division also prioritized preparation activities for the once in a decade redistricting work and the 2022 Election year, which includes a Statewide Summer Primary election and a General Election.

Legislative Work

Every year, Boulder County Elections staff closely participates in the Colorado legislative process. In the months leading up to and during the legislative session (January to May), our office provides ideas and recommendations to improve our election processes to our state legislators.

The Clerk & Recorder’s office also actively participates in shaping legislation pertaining to our Motor Vehicle and Recording Divisions.

2023 Election Plan

The Election Plan outlines critical election details, including vote center locations, hours of operation, and more. This plan is required by statute to be summited to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in advance of each election. The plan for the 2023 Coordinated Election will be posted here in summer 2023.

Provide Feedback on Election Plan or other election-related items

Election Security Community Briefing

Published in the fall of 2020, this report provides details about Boulder County’s approach to elections security and the actions we are taking to protect your voter information and the integrity of your vote.

Motor Vehicle DivisionMotor vehicle clerk passing ID back to customer

The Motor Vehicle Division titles and registers motor vehicles, issues disability placards, and renews vehicle registrations for Boulder County residents. Contact the Motor Vehicle Division at 303-413-7710 or complete this online contact form.

Division Goals

Model what a visit to a Motor Vehicle office should look like:

  • Modernize check-in and wait time process for the public.
  • Influence the Colorado Department of Revenue to modernize Division of Motor Vehicle functions.

Program Highlights (updated every June)

The Motor Vehicle Division worked to title and register vehicles for Boulder County residents through the biggest car market boom in recent history through 2021 and into 2022. This included receiving and processing record amounts of paperwork from dealerships, collaborating with Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) when their Print-on-Demand license plate service was down and working closely with title clerks and lienholders to help in their training (who also experienced significant turnover). The Division also had a presence at the Disaster Assistance Center following the Marshall Fire and prioritized options for our residents to access our services remotely, including an expanded phone bank and working directly with DOR to modernize their website. As one of the most public facing offices in local government with a heavy volume of in-person traffic, the team continues to support the public by providing not only what they need, but also works to go above and beyond to “make their day.”

Sample of Recent Reviews

“Best DMV experience in my life of 20+ years going to them. Keep doing what you’re doing!!!”

“They did quite an exceptional job assisting me in getting my disabled veteran plates! They went above and beyond! I super appreciated their help and courtesy.”

“The appointment scheduling online was easy and fast and the online check-in process once I arrived was seamless.”

“I so appreciate the new appointment system! It made this the smoothest and best experience I’ve had at the DMV.”

“They could easily have sent me away, but instead they got someone in Boulder on the phone and had them process my registration right there. 30 mins later I was holding plates and on my way. Helpful!”

“Awesome experience and wonderful staff! Everyone there went out of their way to make sure I had all the information I needed. I am so grateful!”

Motor Vehicle Statistics

Find details about the volume of motor vehicle registrations processed by the Boulder County Motor Vehicle Division by year and by city.

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Recording DivisionEat, Drink, & be Married photo

The Recording Division records warranty deeds, deeds of trust, quit claim deeds, liens, and subdivision plats for public notice; issues and records marriage licenses and civil unions; and provides recorded documents. Contact the Recording Division at Recording@BoulderCounty.org or 303-413-7770.

Division Goals

Model what a modernized Recording office looks like:

  • 100% of services can be completed online.
  • 100% of historical books protected and preserved.
  • Modernize the Recording website.
  • Reduce phone wait times.

Program Highlights (updated every June)

The Recording Team continued to excel with the challenging task at hand of recording one of the heaviest volume of records within the last decade – including recording 90,979 documents alone in 2021, which was 56% more than just four years ago. The team continued to support the public by providing services the public could access safely and conveniently from their own home. The Recording Team advocated for the passing of HB21-1287 allowing the remote marriage process to continue, and completed training in human trafficking as part of the bill’s requirements. In 2021, the Recording Division also installed a drop box for public members to safely drop off their documents to the Division.

Recorded Document Statistics

Learn about the annual volume of marriage licenses and total documents processed by the Recording Division and revenue collected since 2008.

Administrative DivisionGroup photo of Boulder County Clerk & Recorder staff members

Our Administrative Division manages operations, personnel, budget, finance (Procure to Pay), contracts, IT, Security, and Strategic Planning for the Elections, Motor Vehicle and Recording Divisions. Additional responsibilities include ensuring statutory compliance, employee development, and collaborating with the public, county offices, departments, and various other agencies. Administrative staff are also responsible for the advancement of equity and inclusion initiatives in our office.

Program Highlights (updated every June)

The Administration Department of the Clerk and Recorder’s office played a significant role in supporting all divisions in achieving their goals. This included the onboarding of hundreds of election judges and workers, processing the contracts and invoices from vendors, creating strategic action plans for the equity and inclusion work in the office, managing personal matters, managing the budget, coaching staff, leading the organizational accountability program, and more.

Contact Us

Clerk and Recorder’s Office

Elections: 303-413-7740

Motor Vehicle: 303-413-7710

Recording: 303-413-7770

Main: 303-413-7700

**New as of Jan 4, 2021**
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs.
CLOSED Fridays


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