San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

San Juan County, Colorado (Map It) was created on  Janurary 31, 1876 from Lake County. San Juan County was named after the San Juan River and San Juan Mountains, which in turn were named for Saint John the Evangelist.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

San Juan County is bordered by Ouray County (north), Hinsdale County (east), Laplata County (south), Montezuma County (southwest), Dolores County (west), San Miguel County (northwest).

San Juan County Cities and Towns include Animas Forks, Eureka, Howardsville, Middleton, Needleton, Silverton.

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

San Juan County, Colorado Courthouse Records

San Juan County, Colorado Courthouse
San Juan County, CO Courthouse

The San Juan County Courthouse is located in Silverton, 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 San Juan 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.

  • San Juan County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1871 and has Land Records from 1876. 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.
  • San Juan County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1876 and has Court Records from 1876.
  • San Juan County Public Health Service has Birth / Death Records from 1901–07 ; at City clerk, Silverton.

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San Juan County, Colorado Vital Records

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