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Ryan Parsell
(719) 520-7322 Office
(719) 351-9626 Cell


If you have a question for the CLERK TO THE COURT (including divorces, child support, adoption, criminal and civil cases, transcripts, jury duty, name change) please contact or call (719) 452-5000

Site: 4th Judicial District

The Office of the Clerk & Recorder
Clerk & Recorder
Wayne W. Williams
(719) 520-6202
Fax Number: (719) 520-6212

Location: 1675 West Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri
(Except Holidays)
Clerk & Recorder


On Tuesday, October 7, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office received final clearance from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Effective immediately, same-sex marriage licenses are available in the Clerk’s Office.


 Please click here to view the 2014 General Election Sample Ballot.  



The 2014 General Election is an all-mail ballot election and all registered voters in El Paso County have been mailed a ballot. If you have not received your ballot, please contact the Election Department at 575-VOTE (8683) or

We have launched a new elections-related website to provide voters with resources for the General Election  There is an interactive map under the tab “Return My Ballot” showing the locations of all ballot drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers. You can type in your residence and find the nearest location to you.

This is an added convenience for voters so you may easily return your ballot early. We strongly encourage voters to return your ballot as soon as you have completed voting.  This will help end campaign calls to your phone.

Voted ballots must be returned by 7:00 PM on Election Day, November 4, to be counted.  Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted.  Voters have three user-friendly options for returning their mail ballot: by drop-box, mail, or at a Voter Service and Polling Center. 

There are twelve 24-hour and two business hour drop boxes strategically located throughout El Paso County.  If voters prefer to return their ballot by mail, $0.70 is likely adequate postage.  We recommend that you do not mail your ballot after October 30, as it may not be received by the deadline.  After October 30, use a ballot drop-off box or visit a Voter Service and Polling Center.
Voters will have up to 25 Voter Service and Polling Centers available by Election Day.  A voter can visit any VSPC to vote in person, register to vote (through 7:00 PM on Election Day), or obtain a replacement ballot.  There will be 25 VSPCs operational by Election Day, with centers opening in two phases—12 on October 20 and 13 others on November 3.  For a complete list of VPSC locations, please visit


Motor Vehicle Waiting Times

Click here for Motor Vehicle Branch Office waiting times

Locations and Hours
All four locations of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office offer Motor Vehicle, Recording, Marriage/Civil Union Licenses, and Elections services.

Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods
West of Centennial

Get Directions

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Centennial Hall
200 S. Cascade
Cascade Ave and Vermijo

Get Directions

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Southeast Powers
5650 Industrial Place
Powers Blvd and Airport Road

Get Directions

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

North Union Town Center
8830 N. Union Blvd
Research Pkwy and Union Blvd

Get Directions

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Clerk to BOCC
    Access information on Board of County Commissioners Meetings: Agendas and Backup Materials, live Internet Audio Stream (see Agendas for Meeting dates and times), and archived audio for each Agenda item.
  • Election Department
    Access voter services such as voter registration and polling place locator; review information on this year's elections including the calendar, sample ballot, Mail-in Ballot application and results; as well as find information on election judges, student election judges, previous election results, and more. 
  • Motor Vehicle Department
    Review samples of the most common types of license plates; locate basic forms and various plate applications; and find information on emissions, insurance, disabled parking privileges, new resident requirements, and more. 
  • Recording Department
    Search our grantor/grantee index database, obtain requirements for marriage/civil union licenses, review recording and copy fees and view information about the release of military records.
  • E-Vault
    Retrieve archived data such as sample ballots, election results, marriage statistics, erecording statistics and other facts and figures.

Assistance, Comments, Questions?

Please send us your questions, concerns, or comments via e-mail.
All e-mail received will be responded to in a timely manner.

Elections: (719) 575-VOTE (8683)
Liz Olson, Manager

Motor Vehicle: (719) 520-6240
Chris Myszkowski, Manager

Recording: (719) 520-6200
Jimmie Van Buskirk, Manager

Clerk to the Board: (719) 520-6430
Vicki Ratterree, Manager

Media Requests: (719) 520-7322
Cell (719) 351-9626
Ryan Parsell, Public Information Officer

Chief Deputy/Operations: (719) 520-7306
Chuck Broerman, Chief Deputy

The Clerk & Recorder Now Accepts All Major Credit Cards