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Angela Myers

Angela Myers

County Clerk
and Recorder

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Recording & Citizen Information Center

Effective July 1, 2016: Due to recent legislation (HB 16-1145), for Residential property transactions only, the State Documentary Fee will be computed at the rate of one cent for each one hundred dollars of the consideration amount listed on the grant or conveyance document, or if there is no consideration listed on the grant or conveyance document, or the consideration listed is $500 or less - if a related declaration is included with the grant or conveyance document with the total sales price listed on the declaration - the State Documentary Fee will be computed at the rate of one cent for each one hundred dollars of the total sales price listed on the declaration. Solely for the purpose of computing the State Documentary Fee, Deeds or other instruments conveying property will be regarded as "Residential" unless the Deed or other instrument includes a conspicuous statement or notation that the property is not regarded as such.

Recording Documents

The main focus of the Recording Department is first and foremost the maintenance and integrity of the Larimer County Public Land Records which date back to 1862. Our duties include, the recording and imaging of documents for the permanent public record; providing a grantor/grantee index for search and retrieval of recorded documents; and providing copies of those documents to the public upon request.

Documents typically recorded in our office include but are not limited to:

  • Deeds (warranty, quit claim, beneficiary, personal representative, etc.)
  • Deeds of Trust and Mortgages
  • Plats and Land Surveys
  • Easements and Covenants
  • Liens and Transcripts of Judgment
  • Marriage and Civil Union Licenses
  • Military Discharge Records

Note: The Clerk and Recorder does not provide blank forms of any type. You may purchase forms at any office supply store or from many online sources.

Prevent Rejections

For information on statutory recording requirements and preventing rejected documents, take a look at our tips and tricks.

2016 Recording Fee Schedule

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a result of the passing of SB16-115, Colorado recording fees will increase effective January 1, 2017. Most standard documents will be subject to a $2.00 increase for the first page. Please see the Fee Schedule found at All paper and electronically submitted documents received in our office after 5pm, Friday, December 30, 2016, will be subject to the new fee schedule.
Recording Fees Estimator - click here
Documents up to legal size 8- x 14" First page: $11.00
Additional pages: $5.00
Documents larger than legal size 8- x 14" First page: $11.00
Additional pages: $10.00
Plats/Condominium Plats (require 2 mylar originals) First page: $11.00
Additional pages: $10.00
Surveys/Annexation Plats/Boundary Line Adjustments (require 1 mylar original) First page: $11.00
Additional pages: $10.00
Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.)
Up to 2 pages
Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.)
3 or more pages
Federal Tax Liens/Releases and Redemption Certificates First page: $6.00
Additional pages: $5.00
Mining Documents/Deeds First page: $6.00
Additional pages: $5.00
Plus $0.25 per mine name listed
Military Discharge/DD-214
Contact Veterans Services
State Documentary Fee*

Sale price greater than $500

Sale price $500 or less: No additional fee required

Please note: Personal property is deducted from the consideration of commercial property only.

$0.01 per $100.00 of sale price

*Documentary fees apply only to documents transferring title to real estate. For example, this fee usually applies to documents such as Warranty Deeds and Quit Claim Deeds. Please contact our office at for additional information.

Submitting Your Documents

You may hand-carry your signed and fully executed document(s) to our office at 200 West Oak Street Suite 1000 in Fort Collins at the Citizen Information Center. Our office does provide notary services for $5 per document. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding holidays.

You may mail your original, signed and notarized document(s) to:

Larimer County Clerk and Recorder
Attn: Recording Department
PO Box 1280
Fort Collins, CO 80522

Please be sure to include payment for recordings. We accept cash or checks payable to Larimer County Clerk. Credit cards are also accepted in person only, subject to additional fees. Please make sure fees are correct as we will only refund overpayments of $25.00 or more. After recording, your document(s) will be mailed back to you in 1-2 weeks.


The Recording Department offers e-Recording services. Electronically submitting documents for recording increases speed and security and decreases costs, when compared to traditional mail submissions. We currently contract with three vendors. If you are interested in e-Recording with Larimer County, please contact one of the vendors listed below.

Requesting Copies

Find out more on how to obtain copies of recorded documents with EASY ACCESS.

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