Lake County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Lake County, Colorado (Map It) was created on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. Lake County was named for the Twin Lakes in the county. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Lake County is bordered by Eagle County (north), Summit County (northeast), Park County (east), Chaffee County (south), Pitkin County (west).

Lake County Cities and Towns include Climax, Leadville, Leadville North, Oro City, Twin Lakes.

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

Lake County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Lake County, Colorado Courthouse
Lake County, CO Courthouse

The Lake County Courthouse is located in Leadville, 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 Lake 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.

  • Lake County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1869 and has Land Records from 1861?. 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.
  • Lake County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1861? and has Court Records from 1861?.
  • Lake County Public Health Agency has Birth / Death Records from 1891–1906 / 1881–1903; at City clerk, Leadville.

Lake County, Colorado Census Records

Lake County, Colorado Vital Records

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