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.

Chaffee County General Contact Info

Chaffee County District or County Court

 The Chaffee County 2012 Annual Financial Report is now available on the Finance and HR Page.

To view past agendas and minutes of the Board of Commissiners meeting please visit the County Clerk's Page

For a list of Special Events being held in Chaffee County (ie bike races, running races, etc.) please click on the following link Calendar of Special Event 2013


Schedule for Board of Commissioners Meeting Room

Due to the failure of the roof over the Board of Commissioners meeting room, the room will not be available for use until further notice.  We are working to get replacements and repairs done in an expeditious manner.  As of July 21st, the meeting room will not be available for meetings the month of August.  Please check with the Administrative Offices at 719-539-2218 for information regarding any scheduled meetings. 

Many of the meetings will be held at the Salida Council Chambers Touber Building, 448 E. First St.), with many  thanks to the City of Salida.  We will keep our website updated with information regarding the location of meetings.  Map to Touber from Court House

US Highway 285 & County Road 270 Intersection
Scheduled for Improvements Press Release

Chaffee County Road & Bridge and CDOT Maintenance will be collaborating on a project to improve safety at the intersection of CR 270 and US Highway 285.  To view the press release for more information please click here.  You may also contact Don Reimer, Chaffee County Development Director at 719-530-5566 or dreimer@chaffeecounty.org for more information. 

Cottonwood Pass Open/Closure


From November 1st until June 15th this road is not maintained beyond Denny Creek Trailhead. Motor vehicles (except snowmobiles, snow cats) are not permitted. Violators are warned that road conditions are not suitable for travel. The cost of rescue of persons or vehicles shall be borne by the violator.

In the fall gates are open so hunters can access the area. The road is plowed, if necessary, to the top of the pass prior to November 1st. If there is snowfall over the rest of the county as well, the main collectors and other county roads take precedence; therefore County Road 306 may be plowed on the 1st or 2nd day.

Three days after the close of hunting season, the gates are closed but not locked. The Road and Bridge Department will go to the top of the pass after that three days to check for vehicles and people. The gates will be locked after all is clear.

In the spring signs state that June 15th is the day the pass will open. However, the Road and Bridge Department will try and have Cottonwood Pass open before Memorial Day, depending on snowfall.

Gunnison County does not have snow removal on their side of the pass. 

Ordinance No. 2012-02 OHV's


On August 7, 2012 the Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 2012-02 - "An Ordinance Modifying the Operation of Off-Highway Vehicles on Certain County Road and Providing Penalties for Violation of Such Ordinance."


Medical and Recreational Marijuana


Resolution 2011-19 and 2011-32  - Medical Marijuana centers and cultivation.
Resolution 2012-28 - Adopting Medical Marijuana Business Licensing Regulations
Ordinance 2013-02 - Providing for a ban regarding retail Marijuana Establishments


Chaffee County CEDS Plan

The most recent completed Chaffee County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy draft plan is now available on our County Administration page.  The CEDS is intended to lead to the formulation and implementation of a program that creates higher skill, higher wage jobs, raise income levels, diversify the economy and improve the quality of life, while protecting the environment. 



2014 Holiday Schedule

2014 Commissioners Meeting Schedule

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 Meetings Commissioners May Attend:

2nd Thursday: 1PM Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District Meeting, 339 E Hwy 50

2nd Tuesday: 6PM Republican Central Committee (Jan, Mar, May, Jul,  Sep, Nov at Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W 16th Salida and Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec at Sangre De Cristo Offices, 29780 Hwy 24, Buena Vista)

AUG 26 All Day
Budget Hearings
104 Crestone Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Closed for Labor Day

Commissioners Regular Meeting
Touber Building, Salida Council Chambers, 448 E First St., (C St. Entrance)

SEP 3 All Day
Budget Hearings
104 Crestone Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Room

Colorado Springs Utilities Annual Fall Water Tour Dinner
Otero Pump Station, 37200 N. Hwy. 24, Buena Vista

Funeral Service
Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home, 203 E Sackett, Salida

Fair Planning Committee/Fair Board Meeting
Fairgrounds, CR 120, Poncha Springs

Regular meeting of Board of Landfill Committee followed by Work Session
Touber Building, Salida Council Chambers, 448 E First St., (C St. Entrance)

Commissioners Regular Meeting
Touber Building, Salida Council Chambers, 448 E First (C St. Entrance)

SEP 10 5PM
Salida Chamber Business After Hours

SEP 16 9AM
Commissioners Regular Meeting
Buena Vista School District Offices, 113 N Court

SEP 18 5PM
Buena Vista Chamber Business After Hours

SEP 30 6PM
Planning Commission Meeting
Board of Commissioners Meeting Room, 104 Crestone Ave.






















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