Welcome to the Chaffee County
Government Website

Our website has been designed to provide information to the public for the various government services provided in Chaffee County.  We recognize that the site must be continually reviewed for additional enhancements to make your visit as productive as possible.  If you are needing additional information that the site cannot provide, please send an e-mail or call us at your earliest convenience.

Office of Emergency Facebook Page

Chaffee County General Contact Info (for a specific office please see the Departments tabs above)

Chaffee County District or County Court


Declaration Declaring Chaffee County a Local Disaster Emergency

At this time, the county is not accepting any donations for clothing or food.  Any monetary donations can be made to the Red Cross by calling Elizabeth Ritchie at 719-239-0938.  Please do not call the fairgrounds regarding donations. Large animals can be taken to the fairgrounds.  Small animals can be taken to the Ark Valley Humane Society. Offers of housing for evacuees can be directed to Mandy Kaisner at Sol Vista at 719-395-9355. For information on how to help those affected by disaster in Colorado please see How to Help Those Affected by Disaster in Colorado or Help Now Colorado

For updates on the Decker Fire please see Facebook pages for Chaffee County Sheriff Office of Emergency Managementhttps://wwwfacebook.com/DeckerFire2019 or the website, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6592/.

You may visit Colorado State Extension Fire Resources for information on evacuations and safety information when families are able to return home.

Together Chaffee: Comp Plan Update
Preparing for the future, together.

Together Chaffee is focused on strengthening our community's unique assets and create a more prosperous future for all.  How do we ensure Chaffee County is vibrant and creating opportunity for everyone, while also protecting the things we love that make Chaffee County unique?

Follow the progress on Together Chaffee Facebook or

To view past agendas and minutes of the Board of Commissiners meeting please visit Board of Commissioners Agendas & Minutes or visit the County Clerk Adjunct website at County Clerk

To view past agendas and minutes from other County Boards please visit County Boards.   2019 Board Members

County Resolutions 2000 - 2019

County Public Meeting Policies & Procedures adopted September 10, 2019

Guide to Speaking at Public Meetings

Information regarding the Decker Fire

Monthly Meeting Schedule for County Commissioners

The Commissioners meet the first 2 Tuesdays of the month in Salida at the Administrative Building, 104 Crestone Ave., in the Commissioners Meeting Room and on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Buena Vista Annex, 112 Linderman Ave.  Meetings start at 9:00 a.m.  This schedule may change from time to time and will be posted. 

Monthly meetings the Commissioners may attend:
2nd Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Salida Chamber Business After Hours
2nd Thursday 1:00 p.m. Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District , 339 E Hwy 50, Salida
2nd Thursday 5:00 p.m. Buena Vista Chamber Business After Hour

Public Notices, Requests for Proposals and Press Releases

You may view all County Public Notices including, but not limited to, land use, Special Event Permits, request for board members and any other need for public notice.  Requests for Proposals (RFP's) and Press Releases may also be found on this page.

Public Notice - To consider a request for a Plat Amendment from THS Investments

Public Notice - To consider a request for a Boundary Line Adjustment from Midge Sellers and William & Jacqueline Rice

Public Notice - To consider Final Plat for the Virga Minor Subdivision

County and Community News and Announcements

Short Term Rental Permitting

Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board 2020 Grant Cycle

Senator Michael Bennet Regional Director Erin Minks to meet with consitituents

Chaffee Common Ground

Envision Chaffee County

Cottonwood Pass Open/Closure Schedule

Chaffee County Housing Need Assessment & Strategy

Chaffee County Regional Socio-Economic Profile

Chaffee County Heath Assessment & Improvement Plan 2017 - 2023

County Resolutions, Ordinances, Proclamations and Procedures of General Interest

Chaffee County Conflict of Interest Policy

Chaffee County Public Meeting Policies and Procedures

Guide to Speaking at Public Hearings

Right to Ranch Conflict Resolution Procedures

Medical & Recreational Marijuana

Resolution 2001-04 - Providing for the control of dogs, vaccinations of dogs and their identification, control of vicious dogs and other animals, the impoundment of animals and describing penalties for violating such provisions.

OHV use on County Roads

Resolution 2017-10 Recognizing the Value of Federal Public Lands to Chaffee County's Economy, Recreation, Heritage and Quality of Life and Supporting Continued Federal Ownership of Federal Public Lands.

Resolution 2017-35  Opposing the Curtailment or Elimination of Grazing Allotments on Federal Public Lands

Resolution 2017-46 - Establishing the Chaffee County Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board

Resolution 2017-61 - Adopting an Amended and Restated Chaffee County Noxious Weed Management Plan

Resolution 2019-10 - Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on the Submission, Acceptance or Processing of Applications for Development Having a Residential Component Within the Airport Overlay District Pending Consideration of Land Use Code Amendments.

State and Federal Government Information

Fire Restrictions Chaffee County and US Forest

Colorado State Forest Service, Salida District, Wildfire Rating Program


2019 Holiday Schedule

2019 Commissioner Meetings Dates

Agendas for County Board meetings may be posted  or amended up to 24 hours before a meeting.  The official posting site for County Board meeting agenda's is at the County Administrative Building, 104 Crestone Ave., Salida.  Agendas are also available below.

   Monthly Meeting

OCT 16 6-8PM
Meeting w/Pueblo West, Hill Ranch Landowners and County
Poncha Springs Townhall
333 Burnett Ave.

OCT 18 9AM-12PM
Housing Steering Committee Meeting
Commissioner's Meeting Room

OCT 21 1-3PM
Common Ground Advisory Committee Meeting
Commissioner Meeting Room

OCT 22 3PM
Visitors Bureau Meeting
Buena Vista Annex, 112 Linderman Ave.

OCT 23 9AM
Airport Advisory Board Meeting
Harriet Alexander Field

OCT 29 4PM
Planning Commission Meeting
Commissioner Meeting Room

NOV 4 9-11AM
Common Ground Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Commissioner's Meeting Room

NOV 6 9AM (Wednesday)
Commissioners Regular Meeting

NOV 7 6:30PM
Fair Committee Meeting

NOV 11
Closed for Veteran's Day

NOV 12 9AM
Commissioners Regular Meeting

NOV 13 9AM
Regular Meeting of Landfill Committee, Board of Human Services and Board of Health followed by Work Session

NOV 18 1-3PM
Common Ground Advisory Board Meeting
Commissioner's Meeting Room

NOV 19 9AM
Commissioner's Regular Meeting
Buena Vista Annex

NOV 26 3PM
Visitors Bureau Meeting
Salida TBD

NOV 26 6PM
Planning Commission Meeting
Commissioner's Meeting Room

NOV 27 9AM
Airport Advisory Board Meeting

NOV 28 & 29
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday






















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