Clerk & Recorder


The office of the Ouray County Clerk and Recorder is multifaceted department dedicated to providing efficient services while maintaining exceptional customer relations.

COVID-19 Closures

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Ouray County and the region, the Clerk & Recorder's office will be closed to in-public access beginning Monday, November 23, 2020; however, County staff is still working. Click here to view the Motor Vehicle Transaction Guidelines. For more information, call (970) 325-4961.


The Ouray County Clerk and Recorder's Office provides a variety of services to the public, including: 


Ouray County offers three "dropbox" locations for residents to drop-off vehicle registration renewals, and payments/correspondence for all other County Departments.  
Dropbox locations: 
  • Ouray County 4-H Event Center - 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway, CO
  • Ouray City Hall 320 6th Avenue, Ouray, CO (near the flag pole)
  • Near the Colona "welcome" sign, 35 Hotchkiss Ave (County Road 1), Colona, CO 81403
Dropbox General