Clerk & Recorder

Otero County Clerk & Recorder

  • By state constitution, the Clerk and Recorder is required to be the recorder of deeds that maintains all real property records.
  • The Clerk and Recorder serves as the clerk to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • By law, the Clerk and Recorder is responsible for carrying out certain state functions.
  • The Clerk is the agent of the state Department of Revenue and, among other duties, is charged with the responsibility of administering state laws relating to motor vehicles, certification of automobile titles, and motor vehicle registration.
  • The Clerk is also responsible for administering all primary, general, coordinated, and special elections held in the county, and for the registration of voters, the publication of notice of elections, the appointment of election judges, and printing and distribution of ballots.
  • The Clerk and Recorder also issues marriage licenses, maintains records and books for the board of commissioners, and collects a multitude of license fees.


  • Otero County Clerk & Recorder's office does not process any title work, temporary tags, or marriage licenses after 4:30 P.M.
  • Please contact the Clerk's Office with comments at (719) 383-3020 or email lscott@oterogov.org
  • On November 7th, 2023, our office will be closed for motor vehicle, recording, and marriage licenses.

    We will be open for ELECTIONS ONLY.

Clerk & Recorder Office Staff

Clerk & Recorder Lyn Scott

Otero County Courthouse
13 W. 3rd Street, Room 210
La Junta CO 81050

Office: (719) 383-3020
Cell: (719) 980-2332

Fax: (719) 383-3026

Email: lscott@oterogov.org 

First Elected: November 2018
Current Term Expires: January 2027

Clerk & Recorder Lyn Scott smiling happily


Employee Name

Shannon Casillas Chief Deputy/Motor Vehicle Technician Clerk
Holly Huerta-Hudak Election Technician Clerk
Veronica Mata Title Technician Clerk
Crystal Minor General Technician Clerk
Dara Hallman Recording Technician Clerk
Cherish Raso General Technician Clerk