Recording Department

The Recording Department is responsible for recording, indexing, copying, and preserving permanent public documents – primarily real estate records. Our Recording office also is where you go to get a marriage or civil union license in El Paso County. And if you need a release of your military records – come see us! We look forward to serving you!

General Recording Information:
(719) 520-6200

Main Office:
1675 West Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Recording Manager: Jimmie Van Buskirk
Telephone: (719) 520-7074

Notice: In-person services are available by appointment only for Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License renewals and out-of-state transfers at the Main, Southeast and North offices. Click here to schedule. For important details on scheduling refer to our main Motor Vehicle webpage.
The Recording Department has limited service at Citizens Service Center. In-person recording services available by appointment only by emailing or calling 719-520-6200. For Marriage License procedures click here or call 719-520-6200. Elections services at this time are only available online or contact our office 719-575-VOTE (8683).
Please wear a face mask! Thank you for your consideration and patience.

Due to COVID-19 several requirements for marriage licenses are temporarily suspended.
Please refer to the “Marriage License Info” tab.

Get a head start on your marriage or civil union license through our online application! Once you fill it out, visit one of our five locations throughout the county to complete the application in person.

Licenses are good for up to 35 days. Once you’re married, the officiant must get the completed marriage certificate back to our office within 63 days. The following links provide additional information on all the steps!

Please note, for information related to divorce, contact the Colorado Fourth Judicial District, (719) 452-5000.

The following links you to the El Paso County Official Public Records Search.

Images of recorded documents are not available on our website.

To search marriages recorded from 05/01/1991 to present, use the Marriage/Civil Union Records Search page.

We have several forms available for marriage/civil union forms, real estate forms, and copy request forms, among others. Follow the link below!

Thank you for your service! To receive a DD Form 214, the following requirements must be followed:

  • All requests for DD Form 214 must now be accompanied by a written request form (see below), and a picture ID. Copies will only be distributed to the veteran listed, or to his or her next of kin.
  • Lawyers, doctors, historians, etc., may request copies of a DD Form 214 with signed authorization from the veteran or next of kin

Copies are free, and there is no charge to record a DD-214

Please contact the Recording Department at (719) 520-6200 or via email ( with any questions!

Additional links and resources for Recording information

Visit us at any one of our five offices throughout the County for assistance with your Recording needs.

Please note that while the majority of services may be performed at any of our locations, some services may be limited to the Main Office.

Call ahead of your visit at (719) 520-6200 if you have questions.

Please contact us with any questions!

Recording ManagerJimmie Van Buskirk – (719) 520-7074

Recording Assistant ManagerHeidi Benson – (719) 520-6232

Customer Service – (719) 520-6200 – (719) 520-6237

eRecording Jimmie Van Buskirk – (719) 520-7074

Information pertaining to the CLERK TO THE COURT (including divorces, child support, adoption, criminal and civil cases, transcripts, jury duty, name changes) may be obtained at the Colorado Fourth Judicial District, (719) 452-5000.

Information on birth and death records may be obtained through the El Paso County Public Health Department, (719) 575-8492.