It was announced yesterday in the Greeley Tribune that public records from the Weld County, Colorado Clerk and Recorder’s Office are now available online. Word has apparently already spread, according to Weld County Clerk and Recorder Steve Moreno, who noted that there was just one person researching inside his office yesterday morning. This was a far cry from the long lines of oil and gas workers, property owners, title companies and attorneys typically found outside his office before it even opened. His office has been very busy scanning in the hard copy records for nearly two years, at a cost of about $700, 000, according to Mr. Moreno. “I’m so excited about this, that the citizens will be able to do this at their convenience,” he said.
Recorded documents including real estate records (deeds, easements, mortgages, etc.), military discharges, maps and plats, and marriage licenses dating back to 1865 are now available online using the EagleWeb system. Index data is available at no charge by selecting “Public Login.” Searches can be conducted by name, recording date, reception number, and document type. The more information you enter, the more focused the search results will be. It is also a good idea to search all possible spelling variations of a name to maximize your search results.
In order to view and print documents, you will need to become a registered user by selecting the “New Registered User” link where you can then choose a User ID and password. When viewing a document, you can use the “Find Related” feature to find any documents that reference the current document, or that share a legal description. Related searches can help you find documents that pertain to the same piece of property. Once you are registered, you may purchase single documents by credit card for 50 cents for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page. Registered users have the option to purchase a $300 per month subscription to the county’s index and images by going to your “Shopping Cart” on the tool bar.
In addition to the recording of documents, the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is also responsible for voter registration, absentee ballots, tabulation of Election Day results, titling and licensing all motor vehicles, and the issuing of marriage licenses. If you are interested in obtaining more information about this office and its records, visit the Weld County, Colorado Free Public Records Directory. This site provides access to all of the available public records from the county, as well as department contact information. There, you will find easy access to property sales and assessment data, property ownership transfers, foreclosure and delinquent tax property listings, restaurant inspection scores, Sheriff’s daily activity logs, an interactive crime incident map, inmate records, registered sex offenders, building permit reports, and more. The Free Public Records Directory provides thousands of links to public records searches in every state and county in the United States.