Clerk & Recorder

2017 Summit County Coordinated Election

Election Day is approaching!  Tuesday, November 7, 2017 is Election Day for Summit County's Coordinated Election.  Click here for sample ballots and more information.

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We Aren't the Clerk of Courts

Our office is frequently thought to be the same office as the Clerk of Courts.  The Clerk of Courts is a state office located at the Justice Center at 501 North Park Avenue in Breckenridge.  Contact their office regarding legal matters such as court dates, jury duty, divorce, appointments for a Civil marriage ceremony performed by a Judge, etc.  Head to their website or call (970) 453-2272 for County Court, (970) 453-2241 for District Court.

We Don't Issue Driver Licenses/IDs

The Clerk & Recorder does not manage Driver Licenses, State-Issued IDs, Motor Vehicle Driving Records or Driving Test Appointments.  Those services are provided locally by the Colorado Driver License Office in Frisco.  Call their office at (970) 668-5015 or (303) 205-5600.

Do I Need a County Business License?

Since the passing of HB 15-1028 repealed the requirement for Colorado businesses located in unincorporated areas to obtain a business license approved by the County Commissioners, our office does not administer a County Business License program at this time.  This does not affect Liquor Licensing requirements, and does not impact town/municipal business licenses.  If your business operates within an incorporated town in Summit County, contact that town's Clerk's Office directly for information about municipal business license requirements.  For more information about starting a business in Colorado, refer to the Colorado Secretary of State's website.


Plan Ahead - Holiday Closures

2017 County Office Closures/Observed Holidays: (closure is for the entire day unless noted)
New Year's Day [Belated Observance]: Monday, January 2
Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 (Open Monday, July 3)
Labor Day - Monday, September 4
Veterans' Day - Friday, November 10
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23 (Also closed the following day, Friday, November 24)
Christmas Eve [Advanced Observance]: Friday, December 22 (Open 8am-12pm, closed in afternoon)
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25
New Year's Day 2018 - Monday, January 1


How Can We Help You?

We can assist you with a variety of administrative responsibilities including Elections, Recording, Marriage Licenses/Vital Records, Liquor Licenses, and Motor Vehicle Title/Plates/Registration.  Click on one of the links in the menu on the left of this webpage for more information on each individual service.