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

Montezuma County, Colorado Overview

Montezuma County is located in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county was formed in 1889 and named after Aztec leader Moctezuma II. The county seat is Cortez. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 25,642 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,040 square miles, of which 2,030 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water. Montezuma County borders the following counties: Dolores County to the north; San Juan County to the northeast; La Plata County to the east; San Juan County, New Mexico to the south; Apache County, Arizona to the southwest; and San Juan County, Utah to the west. Montezuma County has eight zip codes. The zip codes are 81321, 81323, 81327, 81328, 81330, 81331, 81334, and 81335. The most populated zip code is 81321.

Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder Office Information

The County Clerk and Recorder is responsible for executing state laws relating to motor vehicles, motor vehicle registration, and certification of automobile titles. The Clerk is also the Chief Election Official of the county and is responsible for conducting all primary, general, and special elections held in the county. The Clerk is also responsible for registration of voters, publishing notice of elections held in the county, appointing election judges and printing and distributing ballots. The Clerk also issues marriage licenses, registers birth and death records, issues liquor licenses, and maintains records and books for the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk is the ex-officio Recorder of Deeds and is responsible for the safekeeping of all public records associated with the office. The Recording Department of Montezuma County is responsible for recording and maintaining deeds, deed of trust, mortgage, releases, mining documents, and other legal documents. The recording fee for deeds, deed of trust, mortgages and most other documents has been fixed at $13.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.

The physical address of Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is:

140 West Main Street, Suite 1
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3728
Fax: (970) 564-0215
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Kim Percell is the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder. She may be contacted at (970) 565-3728.

Montezuma County Assessor Office Information

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for discovering, listing, classifying and valuing all of the real and personal property in the county for property tax collection purposes. The Assessor is also responsible for making a fair and equitable assessment of all taxable property in the county.

Leslie Bugg is the Montezuma County Assessor. He may be contacted at (970) 565-3428.

The physical address of the Montezuma County Assessor’s Office is:

140 West Main Street, Suite 3
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-3428
Fax: (970) 565-1247
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Montezuma County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Montezuma 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:Montezuma County Marriage License
Location:140 West Main Street, Cortez, Colorado, 81321

Montezuma County Clerk
County Government Office

Address: 140 W Main St #1, Cortez, CO 81321, United States
Phone: 970-565-3728

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