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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
Email: jimmievanbuskirk@elpasoco.com


Per the Governor’s Executive Order you must wear a face mask in our offices.

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Notice: The Recording Department offers in-person service by appointment at Citizens Service Center, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Services include recording documents and copy searches of documents. To make an appointment click here.
Only the person(s) necessary to complete the transaction will be allowed into the office. Only one transaction per appointment. Per the Governor’s Executive Order you must wear a face mask in our offices.
To meet the challenges COVID-19 presents to our community, our goal is to provide a safe and friendly environment to all of our customers in a timely manner. No-shows and late arrivals inconvenience other customers waiting to schedule appointments for their transactions. Failing to show for a scheduled appointment prevents other customers from receiving essential services.
Given the above, if you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment, without providing at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation, then you may jeopardize your ability to schedule future appointments.
You also may drop off documents to record in the drop box outside the east entrance of the Main Office. Seal your envelope, include payment if applicable and your contact information. Another option is to mail your documents to: Recording Department, Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
Marriage licenses are available only by our remote process. For Marriage License procedures click here. Please contact us for further information by email recweb@elpasoco.com or call 719-520-6200.
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.

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 (recweb@elpasoco.com) 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 recweb@elpasoco.com – (719) 520-6200

Copiescopyrequests@elpasoco.com – (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.