Clerk & Recorder
The County Clerk and Recorder is elected by the citizenry of Lake County to serve statutorily as the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, and recorder of deeds. This office also serves as an agent for the Secretary of State of Colorado for voter registration and administration of elections. This office also handles motor vehicle titles, registrations, driver's license, and liquor licenses for the Colorado Department of Revenue.
Please call our office for any questions.
Drivers License Office
The Driver's License Office will be open Tuesday December 5th, Thursday December 7th and Tuesday December 12th by appointment only. Please no walk ins. Please call 719-486-0888 for an appointment or email us to make an appointment.
- What is the sales tax rate for Lake County?
The sales tax rate for Lake County is 4%.
- How much will license plates be on my new car?
Prices vary. The price of plates and new registration are based upon the year of the vehicle, weight and taxable value. Please call for an estimate.
- What information is required to obtain a marriage license?
Applicants should appear in person at the office of the County Clerk and Recorder. A $30 cash fee and identification in the form of Driver's License, Passport or Certified copy of Birth Certificate is needed. Application form will request applicant's place of birth, parents names and city and state of current residency. If applicants have been married before and divorced they will need to provide the date, place and type of court used. If the applicants former spouse is deceased, they will need to provide the date and place of death.
- Where can I get a birth certificate?
Birth certificates are obtained through the Health Department, 719-486-2413.
- Where can I get a copy of my divorce decree?
Combined Courts: If the divorce took place in Lake County, call 719-293-8100, ext. 9 for assistance.
- Where can I get a copy of my driving record?
Obtaining a driving record can be done online or by coming into our office. Please call 719-486-0888 with any questions.
- Can I get license plates with only a bill of sale?
You must have a title or an MSO in order to get plates. With a bill of sale, you may be able to get a temporary permit. You must also present a verifiable form of identification.
- What are the verifiable forms of identification for the purpose of obtaining a title?
- Any Colorado Driver License or Colorado Identification Card expired less than 1 year.
- Out-of-state issued photo driver's license or photo identification card expired less than 1 year.
- US Passport expired less than 10 years.
- Valid foreign passport with 1-94 or valid Processed For 1551 stamps.
- Valid 1551 Resident Alien/Permanent Resident card. No border crosser or USA B1/B2 Visa/BBC cards.
- Valid 1688 Temporary Resident Card, 1688B and 1766 Employment Authorization Card.
- Valid U.S. Military ID (active duty, dependent, retired, reserve and National Guard).
- Tribal Identification Card.
- Certificate of Naturalization with intact photo.
- Certificate of (US) Citizenship with intact photo.
The following identification documents are also acceptable although the above list is preferred as they are photo IDs:
- I94 with refugee/asylee status.
- Certified Birth Certificate (Federal, State, County, Department of Justice, Department of State and Bureau of Indian Affairs). Birth certificates issued by a hospital are not acceptable.
- United States or United States Territory Certified court order of adoption (must include date of birth).
- Original or certified copy of a DD214 (US Military Separation Papers) from the Department of Defense or Veteran Affairs.
- Temporary Colorado Paper Driver License, Colorado 7-day Affidavit and Notice of Revocation or Affidavit and Notice of Suspension.