Clerk & Recorder

The Clerk and Recorder offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, the 16th.


**Updated November 16, 2020

Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections in San Miguel County, the Clerk and Recorder’s office will be greatly limiting any in person transactions. 

All Clerk and Recorder departments (Motor Vehicle, Recording, Elections, and Vital Statistics) will continue to provide a majority of services via mail, drop box and online.

With this in mind, please plan ahead and allow additional time for most types of transactions.

Transactions which require in person contact will be accommodated by appointment. 

Please see the links below for department specific instructions for your transactions.

Contact info:

970-728-3954- All Departments 

970-327-5080 (Norwood Motor Vehicle office- open Tuesday and Thursday)

970-728-4808 FAX- All Departments - general Motor Vehicle inquiries. - general Elections inquiries.


The Clerk’s Office provides a variety of services, which include document recording, motor vehicles licensing, elections, marriage licenses, and liquor licenses. The Clerk’s Office also acts as the Local Registrar to provide Birth and Death Certificate services. Please visit the Local Registrar page for more information.

The County Clerk is an Elected Official. Stephannie Van Damme was elected in 2018 and will be up for reelection in 2022.

The County Clerk is not the Clerk of the Court.

Other Courts

Many other courts have proceedings at the County Courthouse but are not associated with the San Miguel County Clerk.


Please visit our Elections page for information on special district, local, and national elections.