Clerk and Recorder

The Dolores County Clerk and Recorder’s office has been serving the people of Dolores County since 1881. We serve as Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners and we are agents of the State of Colorado Department of Revenue.

The primary services we provide the public are:

  • Motor vehicle-titling and registration
  • Recording of land documents
  • Elections and voter registration
  • Marriage Licenses

The cost of marriage/civil union license is $30.00. Both parties must be present, proof of age is required-(drivers license, state issued ID, birth certificate, etc.) Licenses must be used within 35 days of issuance and returned to the County within 63 days for recording.

Lana Hancock

409 N. Main St
PO Box 58
Dove Creek, CO 81324

970-677-2381
Fax: 970-677-4144

dcclerk@fone.net

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Renew License Plates

Forms and Publications

Auto Registration Documentation

Colorado-Vehicle Purchased in Colorado
Documents necessary for Motor Vehicle Title:

  • Title of the car you are registering
  • Proof of Insurance
  • SVID (see SVID link for acceptable forms of Identification)
  • Check, Cash or Card**
  • Joint Tenancy With Rights of Survivorship Form if to be titled in 2 names
  • **2.7% Charge on all Credit or Debit Transactions

Out of State Vehicle Purchase
Documents necessary for Motor Vehicle Title:

  • Title of vehicle you are registering
  • Proof of Insurance
  • SVID
  • Bill of Sale
  • Check, Cash or Card**
  • Odometer Disclosure on secure form or title/MSO
  • VIN Inspection (can be completed by Sheriff’s Department)
  • Joint Tenancy With Rights of Survivorship Form if to be titled in 2 names
  • **2.7% Charge on all Credit or Debit Transactions

 

To Transfer your registration from another location in Colorado:

  • Title or Current Registration (not more than 6 months expired)
  • Proof of Insurance
  • SVID
  • Check, Cash or Card **
  • **2.7% Charge on all Credit or Debit Transactions

To Transfer registration from another state:

  • Title or Current Registration (not more than 6 months expired)
  • Proof of insurance
  • SVID
  • Vin Inspection (can be completed by Sheriff’s Dept.)
  • Cash, Check or Card **
  • **2.7% Charge on all Credit or Debit Transaction

 

The person who will be title holder must complete the paperwork. We must have that person’s driver’s license and signature. A parent or spouse is not an acceptable substitute.

If vehicle is being titled in the name of a business, a “Letter of Authorization” will be needed. This should be on business letterhead and state that the person completing the paperwork is authorized to sign and conduct business on behalf of the company.

No Registration Will Be Issued Without Proof of Insurance!!!

Access Recorded Documents from November 15, 1993 to Present

 

Access the Dolores County Historical Document Archive

 

Dolores County Clerk and Recorder Fees
General Recording
  First Page $13.00
  Each Additional Page $5.00
Documentary Fees
  Must add to general recording fees if more than $500.00 is exchanging hands in transfer of property. $0.01 per $100.00 if more than $500.00
  Documents that often have documentary fees:
Warranty Deeds, Quit Claims Deeds, Personal Rep Deeds, Easements, Sale Deed, Bargain and Sale Deed, Mineral Deeds
 
  Documents that have no documentary fees:
Deed of Trust (Mortgage), Real Estate (Mortgage), Indentures, Mineral and Royalty Deeds, Mining Deeds
 
Exceptions to General Recording
  Affidavit of labor/notice of intent to hold location certificates, any document that lists mine claims, etc. $8.00 first page
$5.00 each additional page plus $0.25 per each mining claim named
  UCC Filings for Real Estate Only
1-2 Pages
3+ Pages
E-Recorded UCC Filings

$13.00 flat fee
$18.00 flat fee
$8.00 flat fee
  Federal Tax Lien/Release $8.00 flat fee
  State Tax Lien/Release No fee
  Plats/Surveys $22.00/first page
$10.00 each additional page for filed/deposited surveys
$13.00/first page
$10.00 for each additional page for recorded surveys
Copies
  Certified copy of marriage license $3.00
  Certified copy of voter registration $3.00
  Recorded/non-recorded documents $0.25 per page
      Certification per document $1.00
  Map copy (plat, survey, row, etc.) $7.00
  Election report $25.00 print or mail
$15.00 electronic
Fax $2.50 per fax
Postage charge for mailing of copies $1.00