Garfield County Clerk & Recorder
Walk in hours
The County Clerk’s offices in Glenwood Springs and Rifle are open to walk-in customers after May 17 for motor vehicle transactions; recording searches, filing and copy requests; and requests for certified copies of marriage licenses, or birth and death certificates. Appointments are required for the issuance of marriage licenses and liquor licenses.
Hours of operation are – Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 11 am and 2-4 pm. Masks and social distancing are required.
Masks in the Garfield County Courthouse
By order of the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, masks are required in all public areas of the Garfield County Courthouse and probation offices through June 18.
Garfield County offices within the courthouse are following the governor’s order that strongly suggests masks be worn indoors by anyone who is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Please note that the only recording services offered at the Rifle office are record searches or copy requests of recorded documents.
Customers are encouraged to renew license plates online, by mail, or use the drop boxes at either the Glenwood or Rifle offices. If you receive a title complete notice for a new purchase, you can call the office to purchase new plates or to transfer plates you already have to the new vehicle over the phone using a credit/debit card or e-check for payment. You can also use this title complete card to purchase new regular green and white plates, any specialty plate or a personalized plate online at www.mydmv.colorado.gov.
To title or register a new purchase from an individual, an out of state purchase, or you are just moving to Colorado and need to register vehicles in this state, please call 970-384-3700, ext. 1760, or 970-625-0882 for instructions on completing this process, if it will be difficult for you to come to the office in person.
Marriage licenses will continue to be issued by appointment only. Call 970-384-3700, ext. 1830 or 1770 to make an appointment at the Glenwood office or 970-625-0882, ext. 1858 for an appointment at the Rifle office.
Requests for certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, or marriage licenses can be done by email, fax, mail, or drop box as well as in-person at the Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. 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. The Rifle office can only accept applications and the requested document will be mailed from the Glenwood office.
For questions about upcoming elections or registering to vote, call 970-384-3700, ext. 1770 or ext. 1830, or email our elections staff.
For information about liquor licenses or Board of County Commissioner meeting minutes, contact Jean Alberico, Garfield County Clerk, at 970-384-3700, ext. 1820, or Michele Davies, Administrative Assistant, at 970-384-3700, ext. 1810.