Public Document Recording

Due to COVID-19 Countywide protocols, the Clerk’s Office will be closed beginning Monday, March 16.  We will attempt to reopen as soon as possible.

The Clerk & Recorder’s Office facilitates recording of public documents, including deeds, deeds of trust, power of attorney, statements of authority, releases of deeds of trust and liens.  We also record Marriage Licenses.

Every document recorded by our office is assigned a unique reception number. If you are searching for a document, and you do not have a reception number, we will refer your request to a local title company or private searcher. Please note that our office does not conduct extensive document research.

Recording and request fees are listed below, and on this printable document.

Document Requests

  • Summit County's Recorded Documents and Index are not available online at this time.
  • Requests are processed only when time allows, on a first-come, first-serve basis and only once we receive a written request via e-mail.  We highly recommend contacting a searcher if you have a pressing deadline/need for the recorded documents as staff is focused on recordation and indexing.  If you don't have the reception number(s) for the document(s) you need, or need your documents in less than 72 hours, click here for a list of record searchers.
  • To obtain a reception number for a document, you can search the property schedule via the Summit County Assessor and GIS site.  If you cannot find the schedule, or need more information/documents about a property that requires searching our records, we highly recommend contacting an independent searcher or title company.
  • The Clerk & Recorder also maintains three public search stations and a vault open to the public at our Breckenridge office for searching our index during business hours.  Computer-based searches date back to Jan. 1, 1990.
  • Full payment is required before we transmit documents.
  • If you need assistance with searching for documents, you can always come see us at our Breckenridge office location just a block off of Main Street Breckenridge and we will gladly assist you in person!
Fees: (Per Page) 
  • Plats: $5.00
  • Recorded document printed from index: $1.25 when made by Clerk staff
  • *5 times cheaper to self-serve*    25¢ if self-served at the public terminals
  • Non-Marriage Recorded Document Certification: $1.00 per document
  • Marriage License certification and copy: $3.00 each, must have been issued and recorded in Summit County

Our office accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards.  There is an additional convenience charge for all card transactions.  If you prefer electronic copies of documents, we can accommodate you via e-mail.

Recording a Document 

You may submit documents electronically, by mail or in person to be recorded.  Please check our list of recording requirements below to prevent rejection and ensure high quality and timely recordation.  Documents are recorded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Documents may be electronically Recorded (submitted electronically) through Simplifile.  Contact Simplifile at 1 (800) 460-5657 or online at  If you record with our office regularly, we highly recommend this method of recordation as it provides an almost instant turnaround of your document for a nominal fee.

By Mail or In Person:
Checks are accepted as form of payment by Mail, cash/check/credit or debit cards are accepted in person.  There is a processing fee for credit or debit cards for 75¢ + 2.25% per transaction.

U.S. Mail:
Summit County Clerk & Recorder
Attn: Recording
P.O. Box 1538
Breckenridge, CO  80424

FedEx, UPS or In-Person:
Summit County Clerk & Recorder
Attn: Recording
208 East Lincoln Avenue
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424 (FedEx or UPS)

Hours of Operation: Recording Desk
Mondays through Fridays 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on observed holidays

Requirements: If the following recordation requirements are not met, all documents and correspondence will be returned.

1. Completed Documents.  Our office does not provide forms for legal documents, nor does staff provide assistance in filling out legal documents/templates.  Our office can refer customers to local title companies and attorneys that specialize in real estate recording upon an e-mail request to the Recording Desk.  Submit TD-1000s together with applicable documents to the Clerk & Recorder, we will forward to the Assessor's Office.  TD-1000s (Transfer Declarations) are not required for timeshares.
2. Correct Fees are submitted with original documents to be recorded.  C.R.S. 30-1-103.  Checks are required to be made payable to "Summit County Clerk", properly dated and signed.  Applicable State Documentary Fees should also be included with the Recording Fee Payment.  For transactions with consideration over $500.00, 10¢ per $1,000.00 should be included with payment.  C.R.S. 39-13-102.  Check out the right side of this webpage for detailed information about Recording Fees.  *Even if there is no consideration on the document, but there is consideration on the TD-1000, it is required to submit the State of Colorado Documentary Fee.
3. Correct Margins should be accommodated in the format of the document(s) submitted for recording.  A top margin of at least one inch and all other margins at least 1/2-inch is required.  C.R.S. 301-10-406(3)(a).
4. Return Mailing Address indicated on the document's front or reverse side.  Self-addressed, stamped envelopes assist staff in the return of original documents once recorded.  SASEs are not required, but are greatly appreciated.

Recording Fees

Recording fees are statutory.  Fees can vary depending on the type of document that is being recorded.  The fees listed below include any applicable surcharges.  State Documentary fees (required on transactions with over $500.00 consideration) should be calculated and included with recording fee payment.
  • Real Estate and other Standard Documents: (Per Document)
    • $13.00 for the first page
    • $5.00 for each additional page
  • Mining Documents i.e. Affidavits of Labor and Location Certificates (Per Document) 
    • $8.00 for the first page
    • $5.00 for each additional page
    • 25¢ per claim
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Documents
    • 1-2 pages filed hard copy $13.00 flat fee
    • 3+ pages $18.00 filed hard copy flat fee
    • ANY page length filed electronically $8.00 flat fee
  •  Plats (Subdivision/Lot Line/Town Boundaries)
    • $13.00 for the first page
    • $10.00 for each additional page
  • Land Survey Plats are not recorded, but are deposited for a fee of $10.00 + an indexing fee of $10.00 per page for the County Surveyor per BOCC Resolution 89-41

Municipal Real Estate Transfer Taxes

The towns of Breckenridge and Frisco collect transfer taxes on real estate transactions within their town boundaries.  Even if you believe that your transaction is exempt from their municipal tax, routing your documents through their Finance Departments is generally required by the municipality for an exemption stamp before recordation.  Questions or concerns about RETT?  Contact the respective municipality directly.

Click: Town of Breckenridge RETT (Real Estate Transfer Tax)
Finance Department
Town of Breckenridge
150 Ski Hill Road
Breckenridge, CO  80424
(970) 453-3182

Click: Town of Frisco REIF (Real Estate Investment Fund)
Finance Department
Town of Frisco
1 Main Street
Frisco, CO  80443
(970) 668-9127

Plan Ahead - Holiday Closures

2020 County Office Closures/Observed Holidays: (closure is for the entire day unless noted)
Election Day (Presidential Primary) - March 3
Memorial Day - May 25
Election Day (State Primary) - June 30
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 7
Indigenous Peoples' Day (formerly known as Columbus Day) - October 12
Election Day (General Election) - November 3
Veterans' Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day & Day After - November 26 & 27
Christmas Eve - December 24 (open 8am-12pm, closed in afternoon)
Christmas Day - December 25