Clerk and Recorder
Colorado 150th anniversary license plates offered Aug. 1The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles is proud to announce the state’s 150th anniversary license plates will be available to purchase on Colorado Day (Aug. 1) until July 2027. Coloradans can purchase either license plate online or at a county motor vehicle office. The license plates will cost $8.06 per pair, in addition to regular taxes and fees. The two license plates are based on the Historic Colorado Contest’s winning designs, which were determined in a statewide competition to design, then choose the winners in two divisions — Under 13 and Over 13. More than 34,000 Coloradans voted in the contest.
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Motor vehicle express kiosk coming soonGarfield County is anticipating installation of a Colorado Motor Vehicle Express Kiosk in Rifle, tentatively scheduled for the end of 2023. The self-service motor vehicle kiosk will offer a fast and easy way to renew your vehicle registration, obtain a duplicate registration, replace your registration tab, and check the status of a title. Residents of any participating county in Colorado are able to utilize express kiosks, statewide. You can find out more information online.
Updates to motor vehicle legislationNew Colorado residents have 90 days to register all vehicles in the state before late fees are assessed. Temporary plate fees are $7.03 and late fees will be assessed if the vehicle isn’t registered prior to the temporary permit’s expiration. Colorado license plates are no longer transferable after March 1, 2023, unless they’re personalized or specialty plates.
New motor vehicle legislation
Group special license plates
Viewing public recordsThe public may view grantor and grantee indexes online, and search indexes back to February 21, 1883. View images by contacting the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office and sign up for either a weekly ($100) or monthly ($300) subscription.
The Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office makes every effort to collect and maintain accurate data. However, Tyler Technology and the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s office are unable to warrant any of the information herein contained.
Colorado DRIVESColorado DRIVES (Driver License, Record, Identification, and Vehicle Enterprise Solution) is utilized by Garfield County. The system reduces customer service time, increases transaction speed provides better county-to-county integration, and offers additional online services. Colorado DRIVES
Online motor vehicle servicesComplete many driver’s license, identification, and vehicles services online at myDMV
Apply for a driver’s license or identification card
Renew your driver’s license or identification card
Change your address
Register your vehicle
Renew a vehicle registration
Add or change a driver’s license renewal reminder
Request your driving record
Apply for a disability placard
Request a personalized plate
Request a duplicate title
Clerk and Recorder’s office dutiesThe Clerk & Recorder’s office is responsible for voter registration, the conducting of all primary, general, and November coordinated elections, motor vehicle titling and registration, real estate and other recordings, marriage licenses, birth and death records, liquor licenses and recording the proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners.
- Marriage licenses
- Motor vehicle
- Vital records
Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Please call 970-384-3700 for assistance.
Garfield County Clerk & RecorderJackie Harmon