Clerk & Recorder

Voter Confidentiality

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams recently indicated that he will release publicly available voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Registered Voters may request that their information be removed from this publicly-available data by filling out the Confidential Voter Form and paying a fee of $5.00. 

More information regarding the release and Secretary Williams' response to the request for public voter files can be accessed here. 

For additional information, please contact the Clerk & Recorder's Office at (970) 325-4961.


The office of the Ouray County Clerk and Recorder is multifaceted department dedicated to providing efficient services while maintaining exceptional customer relations.


The Ouray County Clerk and Recorder's Office provides a variety of services to the public, including: 

New Recording Fees - Effective January 1, 2017
  • $13 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page for recorded documents
    • Exceptions: 
      • Affidavit of Labor / Intention to Hold Claim 34-43-114; Mining Claim Documents; Federal Tax Liens
      • The document fees for the above listed exceptions are $8.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page. (For other fee exceptions, please consult the Recording Rate Sheet)

Ouray County offers two "dropbox" locations for residents to drop-off vehicle registration renewals, and payments/correspondence for all other County Departments.  
Dropbox locations: 
  • Ouray County Courthouse - 541 5th Street, Ouray, CO
  • Ouray County 4-H Event Center - 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway, CO
Dropbox General