Otero County Clerk

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Otero County Clerk Details

Address and Phone Number for Otero County Clerk, a Clerk Office, at West 3rd Street, La Junta CO.

Name
Otero County Clerk
Address
13 West 3rd Street
La Junta, Colorado, 81050
Phone
719-383-3020

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About the Otero County Clerk

The Otero County Clerk, located in La Junta, Colorado, is the official keeper of public records for Otero County. The Clerk's office ensures that public records are retained, archived, and made accessible to the public in accordance with all laws and regulations. Clerks also support the elections process and provide a variety of transactional services. The Clerk's duties are established and regulated through a combination of Colorado state statutes, local ordinances and charters, and other regulations.

You may contact the Otero County Clerk's office for questions about:
  • Otero County public records
  • Otero County vital records: birth certificates, marriage and death certificates
  • Land, property, mortgage, and title deed records
  • Marriage licenses, applications, and records
  • Divorce records and applications
  • Otero County licenses, permits, and business registrations
  • Voter registration, elections, and polls
Otero County Public Records

The Otero County Clerk maintains a range of public records. The Clerk's Office keeps Otero County vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death certificates. The Clerk also keeps documents involving land or land transactions, including deeds, mortgages, attachments, tax liens, judgments, maps, floor plans, probate certificates, variances, and all other legal documents pertaining to land use and transfers.

The Clerk's office handles and stores a large volume of documents, dating back to the founding of Otero County. Copies of local public records may be available for request as many archival documents have been digitized.

Marriage Licenses & Applications

The Otero County Clerk provides information on Otero County marriage licenses and applications including the application process, forms and requirements. The Office of the Clerk maintains marriage certificates and records for all couples legally married in Otero County, CO and may provide certified copies for a nominal fee.

Otero County Permits & Licenses

In addition to keeping Otero County public records, the Clerk issues a variety of licenses and permits to the public including dog licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, liquor licenses, parking permits, and permits for special events, as well as providing notary public services. The Clerk's office also registers business names for businesses operating in Otero County.

Voter Registration & Elections

The Otero County Clerk supports the elections process by providing assistance to candidates filing elections paperwork and voters submitting petitions, and by working with the Board of Elections. Clerks administer the oath of office to elected officials. The Clerk's Office may also help register voters.

Public Meeting Minutes

The Clerk is responsible for posting public meetings records, such as meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, in accordance with local governing laws and regulations in that state of Colorado and the county seat of Otero County and how long these records must be made public.

Contact the Otero County Clerk

You may contact the Clerk's Office by calling 719-383-3020, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Otero County Clerk, 13 West 3rd Street, La Junta, Colorado, 81050