Clerk & Recorder

Our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


** Updated March 31, 2021

All Clerk and Recorder’s departments located at the San Miguel County Courthouse in Telluride* (MOTOR VEHICLE, RECORDING, ELECTIONS, and VITAL STATISTICS) are available in person, on a walk in basis beginning April 1, 2021. We will no longer be scheduling appointments for the Telluride location. 

All Clerk departments are accessible via the WEST side entrance to the courthouse (via the courtyard where the Galloping Goose train used to be). All customers MUST wear a mask while inside the building. 

There is a maximum of 3 people waiting for service inside the building until further notice. 

While we are very excited to welcome customers into the building and provide our services in person as needed, we encourage all customers to process their transactions by mail, dropbox, or online whenever possible in order to help limit the in person traffic.

Please see the links on the left menu bar for specific instructions for your transactions. 

*The Motor Vehicle department at the Norwood location (Glockson Building) will continue to be on an appointment basis ONLY, open for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please click on the “Motor Vehicle” tab for more information. 

Contact Info:

970-728-3954- All Departments

970-327-5080- Norwood Motor Vehicle office (Open only on Tuesdays)

970-728-4808 FAX- All Departments - Motor Vehicle Dept. general email - Recording Dept. general email – Elections Dept. general email


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.