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

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

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, 114 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

Public Notice - 2020 Budget

Public Notice - Appeal from Alison Brown before the Board of Adjustment

Public Notice - Sketch Plan for Schwitzer Major Subdivision

Public Notice - Final Plat Hawkins Minor Subdivision

Public Notice - Request for an Alley Way Vacation from Carol Boldt, Mary Jo Frazer 50% Interest and John and Coleen Dunbar 50% Interest

Public Notice - Request for a variance from the Chaffee County On-Site Wastewater System Regulations

Public Notice - Loeffel Heritage Water Subdivision Exemption

Public Notice - Moltz Heritage Water Subdivision Exemption

Public Notice - Morrison Heritage Water Subdivision Exemption

Public Notice - Sketch Plan Morrison Minor Subdivision

Chaffee County is accepting letters from individuals interested in serving on the following boards: Board of Adjustment, Board of Review, Common Ground Citizen Advisory Committee, Fair Committee, Heritage Advisory Board, Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Transportation Advisory Board and Visitors Bureau

County and Community News and Announcements

Salida Turn Lane Installation at Colorado Highway 291/County Road 154

Short Term Rental Permitting

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 2017-61 - 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

NOV 12 3-5PM
Common Ground Advisory Board Meeting
Commissioners Meeting Room

NOV 15 8:30AM - 4PM
Housing & Health Speaker Series
Poncha Springs Town Hall, 330 Burnett Ave.

NOV 15 9AM
Meeting to discuss parking lot for CR 108 w/various representatives including trail advocates
Fork Site CR 108

NOV 18 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 18 5:30-7:30PM
Browns Canyon National Monument Public Open House
Salida SteamPlant, 220 W. Sackett

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

NOV 19 3PM
Visitors Bureau Meeting
Poncha Springs Town Hall

NOV 19 5:30-7:30PM
Browns Canyon National Monument Public Open House
Buena Vista Community Center. 715 E Main St.

NOV 19 4PM
Planning Commission Joint Work Session with Board of Commissioner Followed by Regular Meeting
Commissioners Meeting Room

NOV 28 & 29
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday






















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