Clerk & Recorder home page

The Clerks Office hours are Monday through Friday - 8:30a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


 The County Clerk and Recorder is elected by the citizenry of Lake County to serve statutorily as the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, and recorder of deeds. This office also serves as an agent for the Secretary of State of Colorado for voter registration and administration of elections.

 This office also handles motor vehicle titles, registrations, driver's license, liquor licenses, and sales taxes for the Colorado Department of Revenue.



 If you rent your home out for the events in the summer or for vacationers and the rental time is UNDER 30 days for that individual, you are subject to lodging tax!

 If you rent out your home for under thirty days, under State law you are required to collect 2.9% States sales tax, 4% county tax, and 1.9% lodging tax and remit it to the Colorado Department of Revenue. Failure to do so will result in the seizing of your home by the Colorado Department of Revenue until payment is made or they auction off all of your belongings

 If you do rent your home please contact the Clerk’s office at 719-486-1410 to begin the paperwork for this process.  

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Your County Clerk and Recorder is Patty Berger and she may be contacted at (719) 486-1410.

Kathleen Owens (Chief Deputy)

Andrea Byrne (Motor Vehicle)

Cindy Quintana (Motor Vehicle)

Fran Masterson (Motor Vehicle)


Grace Smith Sodic (Drivers License) 719-486-0888

                                                                                             Carl Schaefer (Recording Clerk) 719-486-4131


 Lake County Clerk and Recorder

505 Harrison Ave

P.O. Box 917

Leadville, Co 80461



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