Summit County, Colorado Genealogy Guide

Summit County, Colorado (Map It) was created on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. Summit County was named after the many high mountain summits in the area.. Learn More About State of Colorado History

Summit County is bordered by Grand County (north), Clear Creek County (east), Park County (southwest), Lake County (southwest), Eagle County (west).

Summit County Cities and Towns include Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Dyersville, Frisco, Heeney, Keystone, Montezuma, Silverthorne.

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

Summit County, Colorado Courthouse Records

Summit County, Colorado Courthouse
Summit County, CO Courthouse

The Summit County Courthouse is located in Breckenridge, 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 Summit 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.

  • Summit County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1862 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.
  • Summit County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1861 and has Court Records from 1861.
  • Summit County Public Health Department has Birth / Death Records from 1892–1905 

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