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Clerk & Recorder's Office announces change to limited services provided


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 7:19pm

Couples wishing to get married in El Paso County during the coronavirus pandemic now can get the process started without having to visit the clerk’s office for a license.

On a temporary basis, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will issue remote marriage licenses to couples. That announcement follows guidelines set forth in Gov. Jared Polis’ recent executive order that that temporarily suspends certain requirements for the issuance of marriage licenses during the closure of clerk and recorder offices due to the presence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado.

Couples will be required to sign an affidavit and submit this to the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in addition to the online marriage application, license fee and any other required supporting documentation. The license is valid immediately and may be used anywhere in the state of Colorado. Couples have until May 31 to use this license before it expires, which is 35 days following the expiration of the executive order, unless further amended by the governor. For information, contact Recording 719-520-6200 or [email protected]

Other recording services are available while offices are closed. People who have documents to record may submit them by mail or drop box. The mailing address is P.O. Box 2007, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007. The drop box is outside the east entrance of the main office, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. The documents should be in a sealed envelope and include contact information. Copy requests may be submitted via email at [email protected]

Motor Vehicle/ Driver’s License Services:

All Coloradans are encouraged to take advantage of the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle’s 35 online services. Go to where you will find, in addition to driver’s license and motor vehicle renewals, many of the most popular services, such as:

• Request a driver record

• Pay a citation

• Pay a reinstatement fee

• Upload reinstatement documents

• Schedule an appointment

• Change license or vehicle address

• Update emergency contacts

• Check eligibility to renew by mail

• Replace tabs

• Reschedule a hearing

• Request title status

• Request duplicate title

• Apply for emissions waiver

• First-time registration

• Renew registration

• First-time disability placards

• Manage placards

• Registration fee estimator

The Department of Revenue is allowing citizens to do more online and avoid in-person contact in offices. All eligible customers 21 and over are now able to renew driver’s licenses online (previously restricted to 21-65 years of age).

The Clerk’s Office has expanded the phone bank with additional clerks to help people with questions. Please keep in mind the volume is high, so patience may be needed. For assistance with motor vehicle or driver’s license services, people can call 719-520-6240 or email [email protected]

Elections Services Online Available:

• In-person elections services will not be available. To register to vote, or update your registration, please visit, call our office at 719-575-8683 or [email protected] for elections assistance.

Liquor & Medical Marijuana License Applications:

• In-Person services will not be available. Licensing information can be found on the El Paso County Clerk to the Board website or by calling 719-520-6430.

• Completed license applications can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to P.O. Box 2007, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007


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