Clerk & Recorder

SPOTLIGHT:     Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, Phillips County Clerks Office will not be administering Driver’s License Drive tests until April 26th and will be re-evaluated at that time.  

Madene “Beth” Zilla

Phillips County Clerk and Recorder                                                                  

Phillips County Clerk’s Office since 1999                                                            

Phillips County Clerk since 2003



Office Staff:

Val Danielson – Deputy Clerk

Mary Roberts – Elections Deputy

Debbie Bennett - Motor Vehicle Clerk/Accounts Payable Clerk                           


221 South Interocean Avenue
Holyoke, CO 80734

(T) 970-854-3131        (F) 970-854-4745

Clerk & Recorder Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drivers License: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Responsibilities of the Clerk & Recorder:

  • Chief Election Official of Phillips County
  • Agent of the State of Colorado for motor vehicle titling and licensing
  • Agent of the State of Colorado for issuing driver’s licenses
  • Ex-officio recorder of property and other legal documents for Phillips County including registrar of torrens
  • Agent of the State of Colorado for issuing marriage licenses and certificates
  • Clerk to the Board of Phillips County Commissioners
  • Accounts payable