Clerk & Recorder

About Us

The Office of the Clerk and Recorder acts in an official capacity for two separate government agencies, as representative for both the State of Colorado and for Conejos County. As agent for the State Department of Revenue, the Clerk & Recorder's office is responsible for titling and licensing all motor vehicles purchased, leased or entering the State to any person residing within Conejos County. In this capacity, the Clerk and Recorder is accountable for the collection of all fees required by motor vehicle law, such as sales taxes and license and ownership fees.

In serving the citizens of Conejos County, the Clerk and Recorder's office shall be ex-officio recorder of deeds, property transfers, mortgages, plats, liens, judgments, chattels or any other documents presented for filing or recording. Equally important is the Clerk and Recorders function as the Chief Election Official of Conejos County pertaining to any primary, general or special elections. Additionally, this office issues marriage licenses and marriage certificates, liquor licenses within the County, and the Clerk and Recorder serves the Board of County Commissioners as Clerk to the Board

Lawrence D. GallegosClerk & Recorder
Phone: (719) 376-5422
Fax:(719) 376-5997
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Election Information

Election FAQ

Where do I register to vote?

You can get registration application forms from this web site, state agency offices, public libraries, or at any County Clerk and Recorder's office.

How do I become eligible to vote?

In order to be eligible to vote, you must register in the county in which you reside. By registering, you declare you residency in the State of Colorado within the County and District of your actual physical residence. You must register 29 days before the election to be eligible to vote.

What are the requirements to register to vote?

To register you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Reside in this state and at your present address at least 30 days before the election
  • Provide proof of ID
Can I register to vote if I am not yet 18 years of age?

Yes. You can register early if you will be 18 on or before Election Day.

Do I have to bring my identification to register or vote?

Yes, it is necessary to present identification when you register to vote in person, vote early or vote at the polling place. One of the following forms of identification is required when you REGISTER TO VOTE:

  • A valid driver's license
  • A valid identification card issued by the Department of Revenues, or
  • Your social security number
One of the following forms of ID is required when voting early or at your polling place:
  • A valid driver's license
  • A valid identification card issued by the Department of Revenue
  • A valid United States Passport
  • A valid Employee Identification Card with photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United State Government or of this state, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
  • A valid pilot's license with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States
  • A valid United States Military Identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issues by the United States Health Care Financing Administration
  • A Certified Copy or a birth Certificate for the elector issued in the United States
  • Certified Documentation of Naturalization
  • A copy of a current Utility bill, Bank Statement, Government check, Paycheck, or other Government Document that shows the name and address of the elector

NOTE: ALL acceptable forms of identification MUST reflect a Colorado address.

What happens if I don't bring an acceptable form of ID to the polling place?

You may be required to vote on a provisional ballot. Save the hassle and bring your ID when you vote!

When do I vote?

You may vote at any Conejos County Vote Center any time on Election Day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Early voting is available at the Clerk and Recorder's Office during regular business hours 10 days before a primary election and 15 days before a November election. Election dates, times and locations may be obtained by contacting the Conejos County Clerk and Recorder.

Do I have to go to the polls to vote?

No, you have several options; you can vote at the polls on Election Day, Early Vote at the Clerk and Recorder's Office, or Vote Absentee in person or by mail.

How can I receive a Mail-in Ballot?

You may pick up an application in our office or go to the "Forms to Download" page of this web site to access the form online. If you wish to have a ballot mailed to you, the application must be received by the County Clerk's office by close of business on the Tuesday, one week prior to Election Day. Mail-in ballots may be obtained in person at the county Clerk's Office until close of business on the Friday proceeding Election Day.

When is the deadline to register to vote?

If you want to vote in an election, you just mail or deliver your registration form to your County Clerk & Recorder no later than 29 days before the election in which you wish to vote. Your eligibility to vote will be based on the postmark date or the date you file your registration form in the Clerk & Recorders Office.

How do I update my address information after I've moved?

If you move from your voter registration address, you must change your new address with the County Clerk and Recorder. You may either mail your address change to our office or come into our office at the Courthouse. A change of address form is also available on our site for download on this site.

Please Note: If you have not changed your address and it is within the 19 day period before the next election, you must come into the Clerk and Recorder's office to make the change.

How do I become Poll Worker (Election Judge)?

To become an election judge you must:

  • Be an eligible elector
  • Be mentally and physically able to perform all required tasks
  • Attend a training class
  • Not have been convicted of election fraud or any other election offense.

If you meet the qualification above, simply notify the Elections Department at the county Clerk & Recorder's office. Remember, judges are paid by the County for their efforts.

Ballot Drop-off Locations

Conejos County Clerk Office(VSPC), Conejos County Courthouse 6683 County Rd 13 Conejos, Co. 81129
June 20-June28, 2016
Hours: MondayFriday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Conejos County Courthouse 6683 County Rd 13 Conejos, Co. 81129
June 20-June 28, 2016
24 hours

La Jara Town Hall 221 Broadway Ave. La Jara, Co. 81140
June 20-June 28, 2016
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m.

Manassa Town Hall 401 Main St. Manassa, Co. 81141
June 20-June 28, 2016
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m.

St Joseph Parish Office 19895 County Rd 8 Capulin, Co. 81124
June 20-June 28, 2016
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m.

Sanford Town Hall 390 Greenleaf St Sanford, Co 81151
June 20-June 28, 2016
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m.

Services

Deed Recording

Deed Recording

To find your recordings

Deed Recording FAQ

Do you do lien searches?

No. You would have to hire a title company or come into our office and do the search yourself.

What are your filing fees for recording?

Our fees are $11.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page. The doc fee is a penny per hundred dollars true consideration.

Are UCC’S filed in your country?

No. You would have to hire a title company or come into our office and do the search yourself.

What are the fees to file UCC’S?

$11.00 for one to two pages $16.00 for three or more pages

Marriage & Liquor License

Marriage License Information

License

The license may be issued only during normal working hours at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder. The license is valid anywhere in the State of Colorado for 30 days including the date of issue. License fee is $30.00.

Application

Both the bride and groom must complete and sign the license application form. At least one of the parties must apply in person before the marriage clerk. If one of the parties cannot appear in person, he or she must complete an absentee affidavit and sign it before a notary public before it can be accepted by the marriage clerk. Applicants for a marriage license need not be Colorado residents.

If either party has been married previously, we will require the date, place and type of court where divorced. Those who have been widowed will need to supply the date and place of death of their former spouse.

Restrictions

Marriages are prohibited when one of the parties is still married to another person. They are also prohibited between ancestor and descendant, brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew.

Ceremony

A marriage may be performed by a judge, the parties of the marriage, or other public official authorized to perform marriages or in accordance with any mode or solemnization required by a religious denomination or Indian tribe or nation.

Age

The license may be issued only during normal working hours at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder. The license is valid anywhere in the State of Colorado for 30 days including the date of issue. License fee is $30.00.

Blood Test

Blood tests are NOT required for either the male or female applicant.

Motor Vehicle Information

State of Colorado Online Vehicle Registration Renewal

Vehicle Titles, Registration & Plates FAQ

What documents are required to register a vehicle?

Title and proof of insurance when buying from an individual. If vehicle is purchased from a dealer we need all the paperwork the dealer gives you. Valid identification.

What are the title fees?

$7.20 plus sales tax. $8.20 for duplicate title.

What is the sale tax?

State is 2.9%

What documents are required for a permit?
  • Bill of sale or title
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Valid Identification
What is the fee for the permit?

The license may be issued only during normal working hours at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder. The license is valid anywhere in the State of Colorado for 30 days including the date of issue. License fee is $30.00.

How much are license plates?

Blood tests are NOT required for either the male or female applicant.

What kind of plates do you offer?

Title and proof of insurance when buying from an individual. If vehicle is purchased from a dealer we need all the paperwork the dealer gives you. Valid identification.

What is required to register an out of State vehicle?

Title and proof of insurance when buying from an individual. If vehicle is purchased from a dealer we need all the paperwork the dealer gives you. Valid identification.

What are the fees to file a security agreement?

$5.00 per page for 81/2 x 11. $10.00 per page for 11 x 17.

*The Clerk and Recorder's Office accepts credit card payments for all Motor Vehicle transactions. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express. A 2.7% portal administrative fee will be charged for all transactions over $10.00.

Contact Us

Contact Form

Clerk & Recorder

Address:
PO Box 127
6683 County Rd. 13
Conejos, CO 81129

Phone: (719) 376-5422
Fax: (719) 376-5997

Hour of Operation:

Monday thru Friday, 8:am to 4:30 pm (except holidays)