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City Clerk

The City Clerk’s office handles the coordination of City Council meeting documentation, Board and Commission Applications, City Elections, Liquor Licensing, Marijuana Licensing, other Special Business Licensing, and Passport Applications. The City Clerk is also responsible for maintaining City Records.

City Records 

If you would like to view City Records, please complete the online Public Records Request form

If you would rather download, print, and fill out this form you can do so by clicking the link to the hardcopy. Download the hardcopy version. You can either:

  • Email the completed form to
  • Fax the completed form to 303-538-7224
  • Mail the completed form to:
    City of Thornton
    CityClerk's Office - Request For Public Records
    9500 Civic Center Drive
    Thornton CO 80229-4326

Refer to the Public Records Fees to determine the cost for obtaining copies of documents.  

Be advised that all written public records requests become a public record. 

Online Public Records Search 

To perform your own search of the City Council Ordinances, Resolution, Agenda or Minutes click on the Public Records Search Link on the left side.  For Records questions, please call 303-538-7230.

For police records, please complete the Police Records Request Form and bring it to the Thornton Police Department.  Please call 720-977-5140 if you have questions.

For Municipal Court records, please visit the Court website.

Thornton Municipal Code​

Thornton's Municipal Code is 74 chapters of ordinances setting standards for every aspect of city life. It covers — to name just a few — Thornton City Charter, taxation, construction, sanitation, fire safety, human rights, animal ownership, trash disposal, and city utilities.

Notary Service

The City Clerk’s office offers a Notary service.  The cost to notarize a document is $5 per document.


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