The recording department is required to timely record, accurately index, scan or film and preserve all records received. All documents are indexed under grantor/grantee names and are not tract indexed. Any document recorded in the real estate records of Rio Blanco County becomes public record, open to public inspection. There is no charge for individuals to search the records. This office does not perform record searches. However, we can recommend those who will do that for you.
The Clerk and Recorder shall not be required to conduct a search of the real estate records in order to locate any document for copying or for any other purpose. C.R.S. 30-10-101 (2.5)(c). Open records requests (CORA) must be sent to the Clerk & Recorder by mail or can be sent by email. Send all requests directly to the Clerk & Recorder, not the legal department.
If you have questions concerning the legality of a document, consult your attorney before presenting it for recording. Members of the County Clerk's Office are not qualified legal advisers and may not give legal advice. Please present documents which are clear and legible for recording.
Rio Blanco County receives e-recording from Simplifile. If you have an interest in using e-recording for your documents, check the Simplifile website.
CSC provides a web-based eRecording solution that enables submitters to electronically record real estate documents. Check their website at erecording.com.
View the Recording Fee Schedule (PDF) for current fees. We can accept credit cards for recording. Call the Meeker office for additional information.
With the passing of Senate Bill 2016-115, recording fees have changed as of January 1, 2017.
The recording fee is $13 for the 1st page plus $5 for each additional page. This includes a state surcharge fee and affects all recording in Colorado.