Skip to main contentCounty Home|ADA|Roads|News Releases|Organizational Chart|Index of Services|Volunteer Boards|About El Paso County|Contact Us
Header Banner
Clerk & Recorder
Engage with the
Clerk & Recorder
Facebook link Twitter link
YouTube link


Clerk & Recorder

The Office of the Clerk & Recorder


Clerk & Recorder
Chuck Broerman
(719) 520-6202

1675 West Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri
(except holidays)



 Thank You to El Paso County

Our nation has experienced a historical, passionate Presidential Election. Citizens inspired to be involved in the election process were committed to use the power of the vote and set a course of direction for our country and our state in accordance with their beliefs and aspirations.

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is honored to support these voters and safeguard their ability to participate in the cherished right of our democracy….the vote. 

On Election Day, there was a surge of citizens visiting our Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) to register, update their registration, vote or handle other election issues.  Lines were long and continual throughout the day and well past the official close of polls at 7:00 p.m.  Every voter who was in line at 7:00 was serviced and had the opportunity to vote.  El Paso County’s voter turnout hit 83.87%, substantially above the typical average of 70-75%.

We would like to thank many people for their dedication and commitment during a somewhat arduous, yet inspiring day.  First and foremost, to the voters themselves.  Your determination to participate in the election no matter the inconvenience or time endurance was so satisfying to observe.

Special mention is given to the voters at our Fort Carson Voter Service and Polling Center.  Your patience, understanding and graciousness were so appreciated by our election judges and staff.  This was the first time the Clerk’s Office had a VSPC on Fort Carson at our recently opened Motor Vehicle Branch and the tremendous response of voters was unanticipated. 

Our Clerk and Recorder, Chuck Broerman, was on hand to give refreshments to voters in line, helping ease the monotony of their time waiting. We sincerely express our thanks to these men and women who serve our country and were so patient. 

-Clerk Broerman with Soldier Clerk Broerman with soldiers in line

A big shout out goes, of course, to the bipartisan Election Judges who worked tirelessly alongside our staff to deliver a fair, accurate election.  And to our wonderful Election team who are recognized as one of the most innovative and professional in the state.  Under the direction of Election Manager Liz Olson, our staff members’ expertise and unwavering commitment to serve the voters is distinguished.

And finally to all the other staff members in the Clerk’s Office from Motor Vehicle, Recording, Clerk to the Board, Finance/HR, IS and Public Information.  We’d also like to thank those that hosted us as a VSPC location, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the El Paso County Department of Transportation, the El Paso County Assessor’s Office, and the El Paso County Department of Public Health.  We’d also like to thank the cities of Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Monument.  Elections are a true team effort, with everyone involved and excited to join in our country’s great democratic process. 

Thank you to all citizens supporting our democratic rights, and let us unite as Americans for the success of our great nation!


Motor Vehicle Wait Times

The Clerk has five branch offices to serve you.  Check which office has the least time to wait by clicking the image below.  It will link to a screen with current wait times. Hit the branch and a drop-down will show the wait time for each service offered.

Wait Times at Branch Offices Link

Locations and Hours

All five locations of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office offer Motor Vehicle, Driver's License, Recording, Marriage/Civil Union Licenses, and Elections services.


Southeast Powers North


Fort Carson

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

5650 Industrial Place
Powers Blvd and Airport Road

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

Centennial Hall
200 S. Cascade
Cascade Ave and Vermijo
Metered Parking

Bldg 1525
6351 Wetzel Avenue
Highway 115 and Gate 1

Get Directions Get Directions Get Directions Get Directions Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clerk to the Court

Please note, our office does not handle court matters. 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.

Visit the website: 4th Judicial District

  • 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
Kelly Lindgren, Manager

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

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

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

Operations:  (719) 520-6278
Fax Number: (719) 520-6212

Mary Bartelson, Manager

The Clerk & Recorder Now Accepts All Major Credit Cards