Clerk and Recorder
Clerk and Recorder
205 S 6th St Westcliffe, Co
PO Box 150
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone:719-783-2441 or 719-783-0441
Motor Vehicle Supervisor
The County Clerk and Recorder is a Constitutional Officer, elected to a four-year term.
The Clerk and Recorder is the ex-officio recorder of deeds, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, the authorized agent for the State Department of Revenue and is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the state laws relating to motor vehicles, certification of automobile titles and motor vehicle registrations and the Chief Elections Officer for the county. Custer County's records date back to 1877.
The Clerk has on record real estate titles, deeds of general assignments, easements, judgments, decrees, federal tax liens, certificates of incorporation, inheritance tax liens and various other documents.
The County Clerk issues and records all marriage licenses allowed by law.
According to the State Constitution, the Clerk and Recorder is officially responsible for recording all official actions and minutes of the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk and Recorder is responsible for processing all liquor licenses that are issued by the Board of County Commissioners for the establishments located in unincorporated Custer County. The Clerk and Recorder records all special meetings, the Board of Equalization meetings, and the meetings for the Board of County Commissioners. County budgets, county warrants, county expenditures and Board of Equalization meeting records are kept by the Clerk to the Board.
The Clerk records all DD214 service discharge papers for military personal free of charge. A written request form and a picture I.D. must now accompany all requests for copies of DD214's. Copies will only be distributed to the veteran listed or to their next of kin. Lawyers, doctors, historians, etc. may request copies of a DD214 with a signed authorization form from the veteran or next of kin.
The Custer County Clerk and Recorder's Office is located in the County Courthouse building at 205 South 6th Street, Westcliffe, CO. 81252.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.