We have records dating back to 1860.
The Recording Division physical office is closed to the public. Online/phone services are available Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Limited in-person services are available by appointment.
Recording Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, except for a few that are currently being rescanned or corrected.
Individual property surveys are rarely recorded unless the homeowner chooses to record it. You can search our records by your name to see if a survey has been recorded. If it has not been recorded, check your title policy papers from closing; a property survey may be included with the title insurance. If you are unable to locate a survey, you will need to hire a surveyor for a new one.
Please contact the Clerk of the District Court:
1777 6th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Your Deed is your title to your property. The Deed of Trust is the mortgage (loan) on your property.
An Apostille is a state-level acknowledgement of a Notary Public or Deputy Clerk’s signature. Foreign Governments often require a higher level acknowledgement than the county certification.
Standard recording fees apply, and it must be recorded with the county where the property is located. We recommend speaking with an attorney if you are unsure of the process. If it is not done correctly, it could be deemed invalid. Our office cannot assist with filing a mechanic’s lien or provide information on the process; this is considered legal advice.
Maps are available through Boulder County Public Works:
- Boulder County Road Map (online/downloadable and paper copies available)
- Boulder County Bike Map and Regional Bicycle & Trail Maps (online only; no paper copies available)
Per office policy, we do not read legal descriptions or any other information from documents. What we index is a brief abbreviation of the legal description. You will need to order a copy of the document to obtain the full legal description.
Determine if the property was held in Joint Tenancy. If so, then all you need is record an original Death Certificate. The Assessor will change the property ownership to reflect the survivor’s name. If not in Joint Tenancy, then the surviving owner will need to go to through Probate Court.
For tax purposes, the Assessor or the Treasurer will have the necessary information.
Homes are different from cars; the lender does not hold the title until it is paid off. The deed is recorded when you purchase the property and returned to you afterward. If you have done other changes to ownership such as a Quit Claim Deed adding or removing an owners, that supersedes the original purchase deed and would be your current deed. What is recorded when you pay off a loan is a Release of Deed of Trust/Mortgage, which reflects the loan is no longer a lien on the property.
Boulder County Department of Housing & Human Services – 3460 Broadway Boulder; 303-441-1371
Boulder City Clerk’s Office – 1777 Broadway, Boulder CO 80302; 720-564-2175