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

Otero County, Colorado Overview

Otero County is located in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county was formed in 1889 and named after Miguel A. Otero, a member of the prominent Otero family of the Southwest. The county seat is La Junta. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 18,703 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,270 square miles, of which 1,262 square miles is land and 7.7 square miles is water. Otero County borders the following counties: Crowley County to the north; Kiowa County to the northeast; Bent County to the east; Las Animas County to the south; and Pueblo County to the west. Otero County has seven zip codes. The zip codes are 81030, 81039, 81050, 81058, 81059, 81067, and 81077. The most populated zip code is 81050.

Otero County Clerk and Recorder Office Information

According to the state constitution, the clerk and recorder serves as clerk to the board of county commissioners. The clerk and recorder is also the agent of the state’s Department of Revenue and is responsible for administering state laws relating to motor vehicles, motor vehicle registration, and certification of automobile titles. The clerk is also responsible for conducting all primary, general, coordinated and special elections held in the county, and for registration of voters, printing and distribution of ballots, publication of notice of elections, and appointment of election judges. The clerk and recorder also issues marriage licenses, collects various types of license fees, and maintains records and books for the board of commissioners. The clerk and recorder also records multiple documents like deeds, mortgages, liens, deed of trusts, and other legal documents and maintains all real property records. The recording fee for deeds, deed of trusts, 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 Otero County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is:

Otero County Courthouse
13 W. 3rd Street, Room 210
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: (719) 383-3020
Fax: (719) 383-3026
Email: ssisnroy@oterogov.org
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sharon Sisnroy is the Otero County Clerk and Recorder. She may be contacted at (719) 383-3020 or emailed at ssisnroy@oterogov.org

Otero County Assessor Office Information

The assessor is responsible for valuing all real and personal property located within the county using professional appraisal methods and techniques. The assessor also determines the fair value of the property to ensure that taxpayers only pay his/her fair share of taxes. The assessor also provides information to the public so that they can have a better understanding regarding the appraisal and assessment process. It is also the assessor’s responsibility to send out a notice of valuation to property owners each year that reflects a value on property for ad valorem purposes.

Ken Hood is the Otero County Assessor. He may be contacted at (719) 383-3010 or emailed at oteroassessor@oterogov.org

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

Otero County Courthouse
13 W. 3rd Street, Room 211
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: (719) 383-3010
Fax: (710) 383-3019
Email: oteroassessor@oterogov.org
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Otero, CO Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200921,880
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200997
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009261
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,672
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009246
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009482
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200981
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,846
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,744
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009775
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009200
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200984
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009364
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009355
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009158
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,205
Otero County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Otero 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:Otero County Marriage License
Location:13 West 3rd Street, La Junta, Colorado, 81050
Phone:719-383-3020

Otero County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 13 W 3rd St #210, La Junta, CO 81050, United States
Phone: 719-383-3020

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