Clerk & Recorder

Contact Us

  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
    Closed on county holidays.

    Recording: 970-328-8723
    Motor Vehicle: 970-328-8729
    Voting / Elections: 970-328-8715
    Marriage License: 970-328-8723
    Liquor License: 970-328-8718
    Avon: 970-328-9670
    El Jebel: 970-328-9570
    Toll Free: 1-800-225-6136
    Fax: 970-328-8716

    Clerk & Recorder
    P.O. Box 537
    500 Broadway, Suite 101
    Eagle, Colorado  81631

Insurance Requirements

Colorado motorists are required by state law to carry Colorado automobile insurance and keep proof of Colorado insurance in the vehicle. The Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s Office is required to verify proof of insurance prior to the issue of temporary registration permits or registering a motor vehicle.

Please note per Colorado legislation C.R.S. 42-3-105(l) (d), which came into effect on July 1, 2014, out-of-state insurance policies cannot be accepted.

Proof of Colorado insurance must include the following:

  • Effective dates of coverage, which must be current
  • Vehicle description including the vehicle identification number
  • Name of insured person (cannot be in the previous owner's name)

The following are accepted forms of Colorado insurance:

  • A Colorado insurance card
  • A Colorado insurance binder or policy
  • The declaration page from the Colorado insurance policy
  • A letter from your insurance agent on company letterhead verifying Colorado insurance coverage

Additional information

  • Insurance companies are required to submit vehicle and driver information to the Colorado Motorist Insurance Identification Database which is updated nightly.
  • If the database matches, the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s records will show if a vehicle has insurance. If the database does not match, evidence of insurance must be provided before the vehicle is registered and renewed.
  • Failure to have valid insurance that puts a vehicle owner in a late fee situation is not an exemption of late fees.
  • Proof of insurance is not acceptable if it is in the previous owner's name.