THE GARFIELD CLERK AND RECORDER’S OFFICE IS WORKING THROUGH COVID-19
The County Clerk’s main office at the courthouse in Glenwood Springs and the branch office at the Garfield County Administration Building in Rifle are now making appointments for limited in-person transactions. A statewide order by the Governor requires that a mask be worn for your appointments. Only customers needed to complete the transaction will be allowed in the offices for the appointment.
The Motor Vehicle Clerks in both offices are making appointments for limited types of transactions that are easier to complete in-person than by email, fax, mail, or drop-off. Please call 970-384-3700 x 1760 for an appointment at the Glenwood office or 970-625-0882 for an appointment at the Rifle office. The offices will not be open anytime soon for walk-in transactions. There will be no appointments made to process vehicle renewals as in-person transactions. Vehicle renewals can be processed on-line at www.mydmv.colorado.gov, by mail, or by using the drop-boxes available at both offices. Payment online can be made with a credit or debit card or an electronic check which only charges a $1.00 fee for processing. Payments mailed or dropped off can be made with a check or money order.
Requests for certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, or marriage licenses can be done by email, fax, mail, or drop box in Glenwood Springs at the courthouse. The applications are available on the county website www.garfield-county.com or call the Deputy Registrar at 970-384-3700 x 1950 if you need help accessing the online application form. No appointments are being made for in-person requests for vital records.
Limited daily appointments for marriage licenses are now being made at the Glenwood Springs Office. Please plan ahead as same day appointments will not be accepted. Only the couple getting married can come in-person to obtain the marriage license. Call 970-384-3700 x 1782 or x 1830 to schedule an appointment. The Governor has extended the Executive Order allowing marriage licenses to be issued remotely, when a couple cannot appear in person, at the Clerk’s office until August 25, 2020. No marriage licenses applied for with this manner will be mailed to an out of state address.
Documents can be accepted for recording electronically through an authorized third-party vendor, by regular mail, or UPS or FedEx delivery. There is a Garfield County drop-box on 8th St. in Glenwood Springs or another drop-box just inside the public east entrance of the Garfield County Courthouse. If you are dropping of documents to be recorded, make sure you put the date and time of the drop off on the envelope. Call 970-384-3700 x 1840 for a list of authorized companies submitting documents electronically for recording with Garfield County. The online grantor-grantee index is a free option for searching the real estate records. The records have been digitized and indexed from February 1883 to present. You can only view documents or print copies of documents with a monthly or weekly subscription. If you want to set up a subscription, need help searching the online records or need to make an appointment to come into the recording department, call 970-384-3700 x 1840.
Garfield County residents can register to vote, change a physical or mailing address on their voter record, make a party affiliation change, or request that their ballot for the upcoming November 3, 2020 Presidential Election be mailed to a different address at www.govotecolorado.gov. You can speak with an election clerk at 970384-3700 x 1770.
Call Jean Alberico at 970-384-3700 x 1820 or Michele Davies at 970-384-3700 x 1810 with questions about liquor license renewals, transfers, or new applications.