We are open for business during regular office hours. Social distancing is required. Masks are recommended. We ask that you wait in the hallway until a deputy waves you in to give us time to complete the sanitization between each customer.
We have been extremely busy with in-person customers. The phone lines are very busy. Messages are answered in the order they are received.
Our staff is working diligently to process vehicle registration renewals and we want everyone to know the many options to receive your registration renewal during this challenging time.
As you can see there are several ways you can be sure to keep your vehicle’s registration up to date, but why wait in line? Skip the trip at mydmv.colorado.gov.
Welcome to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s home page. It is our desire that you find this web page helpful in fulfilling all your needs and answering your questions. We pride ourselves in helping our customers and serving the public in any way we can. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of further assistance.
The Clerk & Recorder’s Office administers Recording, Motor Vehicle, Vital Statistics, and Elections for Montezuma County
While we maintain the integrity of this office we are obligated to fulfill the state statutes by administering the Recording, Motor Vehicle, Vital Statistics, Clerk to the Board and Elections divisions pursuant to these statutes and to serve the citizens of Montezuma County in a proficient and professional manner.
ROLES OF THE CLERK & RECORDER
The Clerk is the authorized agent of the State Department of Revenue and, among other duties, is charged with the responsibility of executing state laws relating to motor vehicles, certification of automobile titles, and motor vehicle registration.
The Clerk is also responsible for the conduct of all primary, general, and special elections held in the county, including matters related to registration of voters, publishing notice of elections held in the county, appointment of election judges and printing and distributing ballots.
The Clerk also issues marriage licenses, maintains records and books for the Board of County Commissioners, is the local registrar for birth and death records for the county, and the liquor-licensing agent for the county.
The Clerk is the ex-officio Recorder of Deeds and is responsible for the safekeeping of all public records associated with the office.
Most records are open to the public. However, under the “open records” law, access to public records may be denied when it violates state or federal law or regulation.
PROHIBITION ON LEGAL ADVICE
Staff members cannot give legal advice. This prohibition includes assisting or advising with documents to file or record, completing the documents, or assessing the legality or “correctness” of a document(s). If this type of assistance is required, contact your attorney or legal advisor.
Kim Percell, Clerk & Recorder
140 West Main Street, Suite 1
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3728
FAX: (970) 564-0215
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Document Recording Hours: cut-off is 3:00 p.m. daily.
Marriage license Hours: cut off is 4:00 p.m. daily.