Clerk & Recorder

The Clerk & Recorder's office is located at 112 Village Square West, Ridgway, CO 81432.

Phone number (970) 325-4961 and mailing address (PO Box C, Ouray CO 81427) remains the same.

VSW Location


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


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

Recording Fees 
  • $13 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page for recorded documents
    • Exceptions: 
      • Affidavit of Labor / Intention to Hold Claim 34-43-114; Mining Claim Documents; Federal Tax Liens
      • The document fees for the above listed exceptions are $8.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page. (For other fee exceptions, please consult the Recording Rate Sheet)

Ouray County offers one "dropbox" location 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
Dropbox General