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Recording Documents

The duties of the Recording Department include the recording, indexing, and maintenance of permanent public records. 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
  • Liens and transcripts of judgement
  • Plats and land surveys
  • 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.

Recording Fee Schedule

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
$11.00
Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.)
3 or more pages
$16.00
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
School Bond $25.00
Military Discharge/DD-214
Contact Veterans Services
$0.00
State Documentary Fee*

Sale price greater than $500

Sale price $500 or less


$0.01 per $100.00 of sale price

No additional fee required

*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 recording@larimer.org 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. except 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.

Requesting Copies

There is no charge to search public records, and searching can be performed at the public kiosks in our office at 200 West Oak Street, Suite 1000 in Fort Collins at the Citizen Information Center. Indexing only searches are available online from 1971 to present. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except holidays. Recording personnel cannot search on your behalf, but would be happy to assist you in getting started with your search efforts.

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