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: 1-970-963-4700
    Fax: 970-328-8716

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

    elections@eaglecounty.us 
    motorvehicle@eaglecounty.us
    recording@eaglecounty.us


Property Fraud

Property and mortgage fraud occurs when fraudulent deeds are recorded, making it appear as if the title to the property has been transferred. This type of fraud can go undetected if the true property owner does not periodically check official Clerk and Recorder records. Although checking the official records does not prevent the actual fraudulent activity from occurring, it does provide an early warning of what may have otherwise gone undetected.

The Office of the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder offers citizens a free Recording Notification Service via automated emails. Citizens can request monitoring of up to five different names per registered email address. This service works for personal names only. When a document is recorded into the Office of the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder referencing a name that is being monitored, an email will automatically be sent to the provided email address. It is the responsibility of the property owner to consult legal counsel, notify law enforcement, and/or take appropriate legal action if it appears to the property owner that a fraudulent document has been recorded in the Office of the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder.

Sign Up for Free Recording Notification Service


Frequently asked questions

Selecting the desired question will link you to the corresponding answer (or scroll down to view all frequently asked questions and answers).

1. What can I do to protect myself from property fraud?

2. Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?

3. If a document is proven fraudulent, can it be removed from the Official Records?

4. What should I do if I think I may be the victim of property fraud?

5. What is the Recording Notification Service?

6. How does the Recording Notification Service work?

7. What documents will I be notified about through the Recording Notification Service?

8. How do I edit the names being monitored?

9. Can I unsubscribe from the Recording Notification Service?


1. What can I do to protect myself from property fraud?

  • Check the Official Records using the Recorded Document Search to see what documents are recorded under your name and sign up for Eagle County Clerk’s free Recording Notification Service for automated email alerts when your name is added to the Official Records index.
  • If your property is vacant, check often to make sure it is not occupied illegally.
  • Ask someone you trust to look after your property if you are away for an extended period of time.
  • Do not let mail pile up when out of town.
  • Make sure the Eagle County Assessor and the Eagle County Treasurer offices have the correct mailing address for you or the person who should receive notices about your property.
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2. Why do fraudulent documents get recorded?  The Eagle County Clerk must record all documents that meet the requirements outlined in Colorado Revised Statutes. The Clerk has no authority to refuse to record a properly prepared document, even if it may be fraudulent.
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3. If a document is proven fraudulent, can it be removed from the Official Records?  No document can be removed from the Official Records, but a court order or other document may need to be recorded to clear title. Therefore, citizens are urged to contact local law enforcement and/or an attorney for prompt, appropriate action if fraud is suspected.
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4. What should I do if I think I may be the victim of property fraud?  Contact your local law enforcement and/or your attorney or legal advisor. Eagle County Government cannot take legal action on your behalf to reverse any alleged fraudulent activity.
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5. What is the Recording Notification Service?  Recording Notification Service is a free service offered by the Eagle County Clerk that alerts citizens via email when a document is recorded in their name.
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6. How does the Recording Notification Service work?  On the Recording Notification Service sign up page, you may enter up to five name variations per email address. When a document is recorded into the Official Records of Eagle County with a name that is being monitored, an email will automatically be sent to the provided email address.
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7. What documents will I be notified about through the Recording Notification Service?  The Recording Notification Service alerts you to newly recorded documents only (i.e. documents recorded after you have signed up). To search documents already recorded under your name, click here.
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8. How do I edit the names being monitored?  To edit the names you are monitoring, you first must unsubscribe from the Recording Notification Service by selecting the "Unsubscribe" link on the Recording Notification Service page and entering your registered email address. Then you may re-subscribe with the new list of names you would like to monitor.
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9. Can I unsubscribe from the Recording Notification Service?  Yes, you can unsubscribe at any time by selecting the "Unsubscribe" link on the Recording Notification Service page and entering your registered email address.
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