Courthouse: 13 West 3rd, La Junta, CO
Annex: 215 Raton, La Junta, CO

Office Hours:  8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Changes to County Courthouse

The Otero County Courthouse is open on the north and drivers license doors only. All visitors to the courthouse MUST wear a face covering.  Otero County staff is still available to assist you via phone.  Please consult our PHONE DIRECTORY.

Click here for Coronavirus Updates from Otero County Health Department.

Click here for information about motor vehicle renewals, property tax payments, and Dept. of Human Services correspondence (e.g forms).

Holly Huerta, Elections Clerk

Phone  719-383-3024    Fax  719-383-3026

Check your Voter Registration, download voter forms, find your legislators  HERE!

Shannon Casillas, Motor Vehicle Clerk




ATTENTION: Persons with Disabilities

You must bring a doctor completed Persons with Disabilities Handicap Parking Application every time you renew your license plates or hang tag.  Please print the application following the link below and take to your doctor to have completed before you come in to renew your plates or hang tag.

Download Application here, take to your physician to have signed, and then bring or mail to us.

As of June 1, 2011, you need to submit an application completed by your physician every time you renew your Disabilities Handicap license plate or placard. 


Geri Cahill, Recording Clerk

Phone  719-383-3020    Fax  719-383-3026

We offer eRecording and monthly subscriptions to search our real estate records, images, and prints.  Images are online back to 1965.  Contact our office today!

Otero County is in the process of digitizing our oldest records and will soon be available online.

Please check our Upcoming Events calendar on the right side of our home page, too!


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A day in the Life



Otero County Historic Preservation Advisory Board (OCHPAB): Established by resolution by the Otero County Board of Commissioners in 2004. The Board’s purpose is to recognize, document and provide information and advice to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) concerning Otero County’s historic resources. This includes the research and nomination of sites to the Otero County Historic Register; and providing advice concerning land use decisions and Section 106 reviews. The OCHPAB also provides guidance and assistance related to historic preservation issues, possible funding sources, technical requirements, etc. to communities and individuals in Otero County.

Our pages are UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  We'll be adding more information soon.

Otero County Department of Human Services - Adult Services

Office hours:  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



  • Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC)
  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
  • Options for Long Term Care (OLTC)
  • Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS)



Otero County Courthouse
13 W 3rd Street, Room 110
La Junta, CO  81050



Otero County DHS - Adult Services
13 W 3rd Street, Room 110
La Junta, CO  81050
PHONE: (719) 383-3166
TOLL-FREE:  1-800-438-3752 (for Baca, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties)
FAX:  (719) 383-4607

Otero County Child Support Enforcement available to all needing services.  Phone Number 719-383-3100 located at 215 Raton AVe., La Junta, Colorado 81050.  Office hours Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM.  

For further information please link to Colorado State Child Support site 

Manager:  Amy Palomino

County Courthouse, Room 102

To report suspected abuse or neglect,
please call the toll-free hotline 

1-844-CO4-KIDS  (1-844-264-5437)

Food Assistance Program

Family Medicaid Program

Colorado Works (TANF)

Old Age Pension (OAP)

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)

Special Low Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)

Low Income Subsidy (LIS)

Home Community Based Services (HCBS)

Home Care Allowance (HCA)

Colorado Supplement to SSI (C/S)

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