The County Clerk and Recorder is a constitutional officer, elected by the people for a four year term, and is directly responsible for administering certain state laws. The clerk is the authorized agent of the State Department of Revenue and among other duties is charged with the responsibility of executing state laws relating to motor vehicles, including certification of automobile titles, motor vehicle registration, and issuing license plates. The Clerk maintains the records and books of the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk is also responsible for the recording, indexing and safekeeping of all public records associated with the office, maintaining and furnishing recorded documents upon request.
The Clerk is the Chief Election Official for the County and is responsible for the conduct of primary, general and some special elections held in the County. This includes registration of voters, publishing notices of elections, appointment of election judges and the printing, distribution, securing and tallying of ballots. The Clerk must consult with the Secretary of State when rendering decisions and interpretations under the Colorado Election Code.
The Clerk also issues marriage licenses and collects a multitude of license fees. The Clerk is responsible for the accounting of all revenues collected from these various functions. The Clerk must serve the people on a daily basis in the performance of these duties, and all other duties listed in article 10 part 4 of the Colorado Revised Statues