Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Montezuma County, Colorado (Map It) was created on April 16, 1889 from Laplata County. Montezuma County was named in honor of Aztec leader Moctezuma II. Ruins in the area were once thought to be Aztec.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Montezuma County is bordered by San Juan County (northeast), Laplata County (east), San Juan County, New Mexico (south), Apache County, Arizona (southwest), San Juan County, Utah (west).

Montezuma County Cities and Towns include Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, Towaoc.

A Map of Montezuma County, Colorado contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Montezuma County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Montezuma County, Colorado Courthouse
Montezuma County, CO Courthouse

The Montezuma County Courthouse is located in Cortez, Colorado. Learn More About State of Colorado Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Montezuma county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Montezuma County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1889 and has Land Records from 1889. The County Clerk & Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Montezuma County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1889 and has Court Records from 1889.
  • Montezuma County Public Health Agency has Birth / Death Records from

Montezuma County, Colorado Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Colorado Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890

Montezuma County, Colorado Vital Records

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