Clerk & Recorder

Stage One Fire Ban

Conejos County, CO - 
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, until further notice, Conejos County Sheriff Robert Gurule has issued a County-wide Stage One Fire Ban and restrictions. Due to continued low humidity and high winds, Sheriff Gurule has imposed a ban on open fires including but not limited to burning of trash, lawns, weeds, fields, camp fires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires and the use of fireworks.

Gas grills at private residences and fireplaces within buildings are not included in this Stage One ban.
People in violation of this Ban will be issued a summons to appear in Conejos County Court. The purpose of this order is to protect public health and safety due to the current and anticipated elevated risk of wildfire.


#1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, barbecue, grill or stove fire.
EXCEPT: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed recreation sites and the use of portable stoves, lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, pressurized liquid fuel or a fully enclosed (sheepherder type) stove with a ¼" spark arrester type screen is permitted.

#2. Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

#3. Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A kept with the operatqr, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.

#4. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extihguisher with a minimum rating of at least 2A.

#5. Using an explosive.

the following persons are exempt from specified Prohibitions of this order:
1} Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission may be eligible for an exemption from Prohibitions #1, #3, #4, and #5.

Motor Vehicle Computer System Upgrade

We're preparing to modernize our 35-year old computer system this summer - Please Be Patient! 
Plan Ahead! Vehicle Renewal Service Will Not Be Available 
August 1-5, 2018
Registration renewal will not be available in-office August 1-5, but online services will remain available at

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

Nathan Ruybal
Nathan RuybalClerk & Recorder
Phone: (719) 376-5422
Fax:(719) 376-5997

Election Information

Voter Information

Election FAQ

Can I Register to Vote online?

Yes, you can register to vote online at the link above.

Do I have to register to vote again if I don’t vote in the last election?
Where can I drop off my ballot?

Election Results





Election Forms



Recording FAQ

Do you do lien searches?

No. You would have to hire a title company, or do a search yourself on iCounty which you can access at the link above, or come into our office to do your search.

What are your filing fees for recording?
Are UCC'S filed in your country?

Marriage & Liquor License

Marriage License Information


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

Other Liquor License Forms

Motor Vehicle Information

State of Colorado Online Vehicle Registration Renewal

DMV Vehicle Forms

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?
What is the sale tax?
What documents are required for a permit?
What is the fee for the permit?
How much are license plates?
What kind of plates do you offer?
What is required to register an out of State vehicle?
What are the fees to file a security agreement?
What is the fee for a temporary permit?
*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

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)