Lookup Public Records in La Plata CountyColorado. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

La Plata County, Colorado Overview

La Plata County is located in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county was formed in 1874. This county was named after the La Plata River and the La Plata Mountains. The county seat is Durango. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 53,284 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,700 square miles, of which 1,692 square miles is land and 7.6 square miles is water. La Plata County borders the following counties: San Juan County to the north; Hinsdale County to the northeast; Archuleta County to the east; San Juan County, New Mexico to the south; Montezuma County to the west; and Dolores County to the northwest. La Plata County has six zip codes. The zip codes of La Plata County are 81122, 81301, 81303, 81326, 81137, and 81328. The most populated zip code is 81301.

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Information

The County Clerk and Recorder’s office is responsible for elections, vehicle registrations, and recording services to La Plata County citizens, businesses and interested parties so they can comply with legal requirements, conduct business and exercise their civic responsibilities.

Tiffany Lee Parker is the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder. Parker can be contacted at 970-382-6281.

The physical addresses of La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is:

98 Everett Street Suite C
Durango, CO 81303 (map)
Phone: 970-382-6281
Fax: 970-259-5413
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to the 4 pm

La Plata County Recording Department

The Recording Department has the duty to record, index, maintain, and provide access to all real estate documents, uniform commercial code fixture filings, federal tax liens, military discharges, marriage licenses, civil unions, and other vital records. The records date back to the 1800’s.

The physical address of La Plata County Recording Department is:

98 Everett Street Suite C
Durango, CO 81303
Phone: (970) 382-6280 or (970) 382-6281
Fax: (970) 259-5413
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm

Transparency & Public Records Information

All requests for public records of La Plata County pursuant to the Colorado Open Records must be submitted in writing. The La Plata County public record request form can be collected from the County’s website or the County departments and offices. There is a charge of $7.50 for the first 5 pages of a incident report, $0.25 for each additional page.

Transparency and Public Records Website:

La Plata, CO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200962,885
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,782
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009416
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009534
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,062
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,906
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009825
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200911,737
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,375
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,670
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,567
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,147
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009605
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,653
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009487
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200970
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009609
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200912,823
La Plata County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in La Plata County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage and rights of married women; Colorado Marital Agreement Act – Title 14, Article 2, Part 3 and Marriage and rights of married women; Uniform Marriage Act – Title 14, Article 2, Part 1
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:La Plata County Marriage License
Location:98 Everett Street, Durango, Colorado, 81303
Phone:970-382-6280

La Plata County Clerks Office
County Government Office

Address: 98 Everett Street, Suite C  Durango, CO 81303
Phone: 970-382-6281

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