Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Dolores County, Colorado (Map It) was created on February 19, 1881 from Ouray County. Dolores County was named for the Dolores River, which was originally named el Rio de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, which is Spanish for the River of our Lady of Sorrows.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Dolores County is bordered by San Miguel County (north), San Juan County (east), Montezuma County (south), San Juan County, Utah (west).

Dolores County Cities and Towns include Cahone, Dove Creek, Rico.

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

Dolores County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Dolores County, Colorado Courthouse
Dolores County, CO Courthouse

The Dolores County Courthouse is located in Dove Creek, 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 Dolores 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.

  • Dolores County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1881 and has Land Records from 1881. 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.
  • Dolores County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1881 and has Court Records from 1881.
  • Dolores County Public Health Agency has Birth / Death Records from 1894–1907 

Dolores 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

Dolores County, Colorado Vital Records

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