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Recording

Recording Fees

Important News: New Recording Fees Starting January 1, 2017

The filing surcharge fee for all recorded documents will be increased by $2.00 for a period of 5 years, January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2021.  Added to the previous fee of $1.00, the new total filing surcharge per recorded document will be $3.00.

This additional $2.00 electronic filing surcharge was set by the Electronic Recording Technology Board (ERTB).  The ERTB was created by SB16-115.

Starting January 1, 2017 Colorado recording fees will be calculated as follows:  With the new $3 surcharge, the amount for the first page is $13.00 and $5.00 for each additional page for all recorded documents.

The fee structure below is currently in effect until January 1, 2017

The following fees are charged for submitting documents for recording and obtaining copies of records. Effective September 1, 2002, CRS 30-10-421 initiated a $1.00 surcharge on each document received for recording. Please contact the Recording Department at (719) 520-6200 or via email at recweb@elpasoco.com with any questions.

Please note the return mail address needs to be located on the front of the document.

Documents for recording should be mailed to: 
El Paso County Clerk & Recorder
Attn:  Recording
P.O. Box 2007
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2007

Record Standard Documents $10.00 for the first page, 5.00 for each additional page - A page is one side of up to and including an 8 1/2" x 14" sheet.
Plus $1.00 surcharge per document.
Record Oversized Documents

$10.00 per page - An oversized page is one side of a sheet larger than 8 1/2" x 14".
Plus $1.00 surcharge per document

Record Plat/Condo
Documents
$10.00 per page - A subdivision or condo plat page is one side of a sheet larger than 8 1/2" x 14".
Plus $1.00 surcharge per document.
Record Land Survey
Documents

$10.00 per page - A land survey plat is one side of a sheet larger than 8 1/2" x 14".
Plus $10.00 El Paso County Surveyor fee per survey.

Record Release of Deed of Trust
Documents
Release of Deed of Trust documents must be submitted to the Public Trustee’s Office prior to recording: El Paso County Public Trustee, 105 E Vermijo St. #101, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.  http://elpasopublictrustee.com/
Record Mining Claim Documents

$5.00 per page plus $.025 per name for each claim indexed
Plus $1.00 surcharge per document

Record Federal Tax Lien

Documents $5.00 per document
Plus $1.00 surcharge per document

Record State Unemployment & Sales & Use Tax Lien Documents Free of Charge
Record Child Support Lien Documents Free of Charge
Record Designated Beneficiary Agreements & Revocations $10.00 for the first page, $5.00 for each additional page plus $1.00 surcharge per document. Two certified copies provided per C.R.S. 15-22-107(3)(b) and 15-22-111(2) at $0.25 per page plus $1.00 certification fee for each copy + postage for mailing to second party.
Documentary Fees On all documents granting or conveying title to real property (C.R.S. 39-13-102) $0.01 per $100 consideration if consideration is greater than $500.
DD Form 214 There are no fees for recording DD Form 214. Certified copies are also provided free of charge .

UCC Filings
Real Estate
Fixture Filings Only

 

All other UCC Filings should be sent to:

1-2 pages $10.00 Flat fee Plus $1.00 surcharge per document.

3 or more pages $15.00 Flat fee Plus $1.00 surcharge per document.

If electronically recorded $5.00 per document Plus $1.00 surcharge per document.

All other UCC filings should be filed with the Colorado Secretary of State at http://www.sos.state.co.us/

COPIES - OPR

$0.25 per page. Certified is an additional $1.00 per document.

For copies to be returned by mail, the following handling fees apply:
1-10 Pages-$1.25 (plus 0.25 per page copy fee)
11-20 Pages-$2.00 (plus .25 per page copy fee)
21-60 Pages-$2.50 (plus .25 per page copy fee)
61-75 Pages-$3.00 (plus .25 per page copy fee)
Over 75 Pages - Contact our office at
recweb@elpasoco.com for more information

Request for OPR (Open Public Records) Copy

COPIES - Marriage/
Civil Union

$0.25 per license/certificate/ $0.25 per application. Certified is an additional $1.00 per document.

For copies to be returned by mail, the following handling fees apply: 
1-10 Pages-$1.25 (plus 0.25 per page copy fee) 
11-20 Pages-$2.00 (plus .25 per page copy fee) 
Over 20 Pages-$2.50 (plus .25 per page copy fee)

Request for Marriage/Civil Union License/Certificate Copy Form.

A Request for Marriage/Civil Union Application Copy Form along with valid form of identification is required to obtain a copy of a marriage/civil union license application.

COPIES - Plat Maps

$3.00 per page. Certified is an additional $1.00 per document.

For plat map copies to be returned by mail, the following handling fees apply: 
1-2 Pages-$3.00 (plus $3.00 per page copy fee) 
3 Pages-$3.50 (plus $3.00 per page copy fee) 
Over 3 Pages-$6.50 (plus $3.00 per page copy fee)

BULK DATA- CD or FTP (requester's site)
Effective 1/1/2012
Service:  Cost:
Grantor/Grantee Index $1,000.00/Month With Signed Agreement
Daily OPR Images $900.00/Month With Signed Agreement
Daily Marriage License Index $75.00 Set up Fee + $.03 per entry
Please contact Jimmie Van Buskirk via email at jimmievanbuskirk@elpasoco.com with any questions.

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