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  1. Jeffco Clerk and Recorder announcement of closure beginning March 17

    Jeffco Clerk and Recorder Closes to the Public

    The Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. Many services, including more than 30 DMV transactions, can still be performed during this time. Read on...
  2. Jeffco Motor Vehicle to waive late fees through April

    Motor Vehicle offices in Jefferson County are waiving late fees for through April in light of COVID-19. Read on...
  3. Sunset outside of a polling center

    Jeffco sees historic primary turnout

    Turnout in Jeffco was 50 percent—historic for any primary or non-November election! Read on...
  4. Vote centers are open as of Feb. 24 for the presidential primary

    In-person vote centers are now open!

    Ahead of the March 3 presidential primary, in-person vote centers are now open throughout Jeffco. Read on...
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    Elections FAQ series to address voter questions

    The Jeffco Clerk and Recorder's Office launched a new video series where George addresses some of Jeffco voters' most frequently asked questions. Read on...
  6. Here are details of what Jeffco Elections does to ensure security

    Election Security

    Check out the ways the Jeffco Elections team ensures the security and integrity of our elections process ahead of the March 3 presidential primary. Read on...
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    Ballots are on their way to Jeffco voters!

    Ballots for the March 3 presidential primary election are now on their way to all active registered Republican, Democratic and Unaffiliated voters in Jefferson County. Read on...
  8. Flier that reminds 17 year old Coloradans they can vote if they will be 18 by Nov. 3.

    Spread the word: 17 year olds can vote in the March presidential primary!

    Coloradans who are 17 years old are able to vote in the March 3, 2020 presidential primary election so long as they are 18 years of age on or by Nov. 3. Read on...
  9. A roundup of achievements during our first year.

    First-year highlights: expanded services, more transparency

    From adding eight new 24-hour ballot drop boxes to launching an online motor vehicle chat function, the Jeffco Clerk and Recorder team is bringing accessibility, efficiency and transparency to local government. Read on...
  10. Take advantage of one of our convenient renewal kiosks

    Renew your plate tags at the grocery store

    We now have five convenient renewal kiosks located at King Soopers stores throughout Jeffco where drivers can renew their registration on the spot. Read on...
  11. Updated drop box and VSPC locations for the 2020 presidential primary.

    Updated voting locations for 2020

    Please use our updated list to find the nearest 24-hour ballot drop box and Voter Service and Polling Center nearest you ahead of the March 3, 2020 presidential primary. Read on...
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    Sign up to be a Temporary Elections Judge!

    Interested in becoming more engaged in the democratic process? Become an elections judge! Read on...
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First Year of Progress

First year of progress

Message from Clerk George P. Stern

Thank you for visiting our website. The Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's office is one of the most public facing departments in Colorado government, affecting almost every person in our large and diverse county. If you vote in elections, drive a vehicle, own a home, need a liquor license for your business, want a passport for your next trip, or are getting married, we’re the ones to help. And given the importance of those activities, I take our responsibility to assist you very seriously.

Our office’s mission is to deliver accessible, efficient, and transparent service that’s a nationwide model for local governments by engaging our constituents and empowering our employees.

That means a 21st-century motor vehicle office where you rarely need to come in and wait in line because you can do almost everything from a kiosk at the grocery store or from your phone at home. It also means elections that are open to all eligible voters while remaining secure from modern threats, and administrative services that are simpler and more convenient.

After taking office on January 8, 2019, I have been hard at work with our staff on these improvements. While some of our changes are already complete – from enabling online passport appointments to finally accepting credit cards across all of our divisions – many of our larger modernizations are just getting underway. So stay tuned.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time with questions, ideas, or concerns. I welcome your feedback.

As a Golden resident and volunteer firefighter, I am proud to call Jefferson County home, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you.  


George P. Stern
Clerk and Recorder

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Renew your plate tags at the grocery store!

Take advantage of one of our convenient renewal kiosks