Clerk & Recorder

Vehicle Licensing

  • There are many Vehicle Licensing transactions that you can now accomplish online by going to the CO Department of Revenue’s website and Skip the Trip! 
    • Renew Your License Plates
    • Request a Duplicate Title
    • Request a Duplicate Registration Card
    • Estimate Registration Fees
    • Change Your Address
    • Report Release of Liability (if you sold a vehicle)
    • Replace Tabs
    • Apply for a First Time Disability Placard

The CO Department of Revenue is allowing these additional online transactions:

    • Submit a first-time registration (Please note that the State is experiencing substantial delays providing Specialty Plates that require Print on Demand)
    • Replace license plates
    • Email:
    • Phone: 970-249-3362 Ext 1


    • Documents for recording may be submitted in-person, by mail or e-recording.
    • Documents submitted for recording MUST:
      • Include a 1 inch top margin and ½ inch margin on the sides
      • Name the parties involved (Grantor/Grantee)
      • Deed transfers are required to include the mailing address for the Grantee
      • Pay the appropriate fee to record the document
    • Members of our staff are prohibited from offering legal advice, including but not limited to:  which documents should be recorded, how documents should be filled out, the order in which documents should be recorded, potential legal ramifications of recording documents.
    • For online record searches go to Landmark Web
    • Marriage License Applications may be filled out and submitted 30 days prior to date of marriage. Both parties to the marriage will need to be present for an in-person appointment to receive the marriage license. Please call our office for an appointment.  Click here for more Marriage License Information
    • Phone:  970-249-3362 Ext 2
    • Email:



The office of the Clerk and Recorder is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to providing consumer-friendly customer service. We strive to raise the bar by proactively addressing our processes.


  • Carry on Montrose County's leadership role in Colorado efforts to perform fair, accurate, and lawful elections
  • Work closely with State statutes and regulations
  • Manage the citizens' tax dollars effectively


This office is responsible for:

  • Issuing and recording marriage licenses
  • Recording all real estate transactions
  • Registering voters
  • Conducting all primary, general, and County elections
  • Operating vehicle registration divisions in Montrose and Nucla for titling and issuing license plates

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If you have questions about:
  • Divorce Papers
  • Court Cases
  • Jury Duty Summons
  • Court Dates
Please visit the Montrose County Courts online or call 970-252-4300.