Public Document Recording

Finding Previously Recorded Documents: iCounty.org

  • COUNTY STAFF ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM CONDUCTING PROPERTY SEARCHES - C.R.S. 30-10-101(2.5)(c)
  • 1/1/1990 forward are indexed online, beginning with reception number 381124
  • Pre-1990 documents are available on iCounty.org, but only be reception number
  • ALL recorded Plats are available on iCounty.org
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  • $15 for 24-hour access or $275 for monthly access

Verified "Through" Dates

  • Indexing: April 21, 2021
  • Images: July 21, 2021 *delayed due to Plat Scanner technical issue - we're on the case!
  • Hard Copy Recorded Mail Return: July 16, 2021

Requests Policy: Commercial Requests Not Fulfilled by County Staff

  • COUNTY STAFF ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM CONDUCTING PROPERTY SEARCHES OR ASSISTING WITH COMPILATION OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS (INCLUDING PROVIDING FORMS/TEMPLATES)
  • Recording staff will only fulfill email document requests for non-commercial requestors, and only as staffing and time allows.
  • County staff cannot perform title searches, we can only provide a courtesy copy of a recording for non-commercial customers as staffing and time allows.
  • Requests from commercial entities will be referred to iCounty.org, or to the public search terminals in the Clerk's Office (self-service) in Breckenridge, or to a title searcher
  • Find a list here of professional searchers that can assist you with multi-document or commercial requests.
  • Recording staff cannot advise how to compile a legal document for recording (e.g. Deeds, Powers of Attorney, Liens, etc.)
  • Clerk & Recorder offices are prohibited from providing blank legal form templates
  • Once a document is recorded, it is permanent.  A corrective document with reference to the original document's reception number is required to correct a document mistakenly recorded by the submitter.

How to Submit a New Document for Recording
Electronically:
Documents may be electronically Recorded (submitted electronically) through Simplifile.  Contact Simplifile at 1 (800) 460-5657 or online at www.simplifile.comIf you record with our office regularly, we highly recommend this method of recordation as it provides an almost instant turnaround of your recorded document for a nominal fee.  Coming soon: e-Recording through CSC!

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)

Requirements


1. Completed Documents.  Our office cannot provide forms for legal documents, nor can 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, Frisco and Silverthorne assess a municipal tax on real property transfers.  Applicability varies by Town.  Before submitting documents to be recorded, contact the respective municipality where the property is located.  The County Clerk & Recorder does not administer, manage or enforce municipal real property taxation with regard to recorded documents.  Penalties may apply from municipalities if documents are recorded without being processed through their offices first.

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

Click: Town of Silverthorne RETA (Real Estate Transfer Assessment)
Finance & Administrative Services
Town of Silverthorne
610 Center Circle
Silverthorne, CO  80498
(970) 262-7300