Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s Office makes it move
From getting a marriage license to renewing vehicle tags, residents doing business with the county soon won’t be using the Clerk and Recorder’s Office on Main Street. Pitkin County commissioners Wednesday blessed an emergency ordinance for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office to relocate to three locations while the Courthouse Plaza begins a major renovation in 2016.
The commissioners voted 5-0 to allow the county to sign three separate two-year leases on East Hyman Avenue in downtown Aspen to accommodate the Clerk and Recorder’s Office during the renovation.
The office will take up 2,591 square feet in the lower level of the Vectra Building with a base rent of $5,400 a month; a 935-square-foot suite at the Ute City Building will draw a monthly base rent of $3,117; and another suite, which is 1,047 square feet, in the same building will fetch $5,235 a month.
The county also will pay a combined $5,133 a month for common-area fees tied to the three spaces.
The ordinance takes effect immediately so the office can relocate, PItkin County Attorney John Ely told the board.
“The rents are high in Aspen, but this is one of the better ones we could arrange,” said Steve Child, chairman of the board.
The Clerk and Recorder’s Office, run by Janice Vos Caudill, includes the Elections Department, Motor Vehicle Department and Recording Department. It’s where residents can get marriage licenses, renew their license plates, register to vote, record property transactions, get surveys and plats and look up records ranging from birth and death certificates.
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