Recorded Document Scam

Clerk and Recorder Notes
January 5, 2016
Lori Mitchell, Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder

Recording Information:
New home buyers need to be aware that there are scams out there trying to trick you into paying $83.00, or more, to obtain a copy of your current house deed. The form looks very legitimate and very professional and has all of the information for your house purchase; address, sale amount, purchase date, year built, square footage, parcel number, all of this information is public record so it is very easily obtained by these companies from the county land records. The letter also informs the new buyer that for $83.00 they can provide the new owner with a copy of their current Grant Deed and they recommend that all Colorado homeowners obtain a copy for their records.

Please do not fall victim to this scam. Anyone can obtain a copy of their property deed at our office, Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder, 104 Crestone Avenue, Salida, Colorado, for twenty five cents a page ($.25) or a certified copy for $.25 a page and $1.00 to certify with most deeds being only one page.

Upcoming Election Deadlines:
February 1, 2016 – Last day to update your voter registration address to participate in the March 1st party precinct caucuses. (Must be a resident of the precinct for 30 days and registered to vote no later than 29 days before the precinct caucus.)

County Offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Contact Information:
The main Clerk and Recorder’s office can be reached at 539-4004. Motor Vehicle Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily in both Salida and Buena Vista. Our Recording Department and Elections Department office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily in Salida. You can also reach our office by email at [email protected] Other helpful information can be found on our website at

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