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Rio Grande County is bordered by Carbon County, Wyoming (north), Jackson County (east), Grand County (south), Eagle County (south), Garfield County (southwest), Rio Blanco County (southwest), Moffat County (west).
Rio Grande County Cities and Towns include Center, Del Norte, Monte Vista, South Fork.
A Map of Rio Grande County, Colorado contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Rio Grande County, Colorado Courthouse Records
Rio Grande County, CO Courthouse
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 Rio Grande 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.
- Rio Grande County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1874 and has Land Records from 1874. 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.
- Rio Grande County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1874 and has Court Records from 1874.
- Rio Grande County Public Health Agency has Birth / Death Records from 1898–1907 / 1902–07 ;
Rio Grande County, Colorado Census Records
- Learn More: State of Colorado Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Rio Grande County, Colorado Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Colorado Vital Records
- Birth Records: from July 1910 to present.
- Marriage Records: None, but are available from the County Clerk of District Court.
- Death Records: from 1900 to present.
- Divorce Records: None, but are available from the County Clerk of District Court.
- Locations: Vital Records Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, HSVRD-VS-A1, Denver, CO 80246-1530; PH (916) (303) 692-2224 General, (303) 756-4464 Information.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications.
Rio Grande County, Colorado Resources
- Monte Vista Historical Society Museum
- Rio Grande County Historical Society, 580 Oak St., Del Norte CO 81132-2210
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