By state constitution, the clerk and recorder is required to be the recorder of deeds that maintains all real property records. The clerk & 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 registration of voters, publication of notice of elections, 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, collects a multitude of license fees.


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Lynda "Lyn" Scott

First Elected: November, 2018
Current Term Expires: January, 2022


Otero County Clerk and Recorder
Lynda "Lyn" Scott

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

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

Fax: (719) 383-3026


Lynda "Lyn" Scott

County Clerk and Recorder
Shannon Casillas Chief Deputy and Motor Vehicle Clerk
Holly Huerta Election Clerk

Geri Cahill

Recording Clerk
Veronica Mata Title Clerk
Crystal Minor General Office Clerk
Erin Brae Coffield General Office Clerk