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San Miguel County encompasses a diverse region ranging from the rugged mountain resort communities of Telluride and Mountain Village to the arid ranching communities of the County's west end, Norwood and Egnar. A colorful history and unsurpassed scenic beauty are the hallmarks of San Miguel County, Colorado.


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news Questions about adult use marijuana laws? Check out our FAQs.

news USFS Statement of Proposed Actions for the GMUG National Forests.
More info exit

news 2014 Energy Grant Program
doc Program info and application

news Information on Colorado's health insurance marketplace can be found at the Tri-County Health Network's site exit

news Become a certified Green Business with EcoAction Partners!
doc Program information info - Why and How
doc List of businesses certified in 2013
Also see the County Green page

news Current Temporary Employee Openings for summer (Road and Bridge Department)
See the Human Resources page for more info.

news Wireless Services & Communication Facilities Land Use Code

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More News, RFPs, & Current Issues

Apr 23
9:30 AM
  BOCC Regular Meeting

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

Apr 24
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Region 10 Executive Committee Meeting

Montrose, CO

May 01
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  Green Grants Review Committee

County Annex Building


May 05
2:00 PM
  Tri County Meeting

Ouray 4H Event Center


May 06
8:00 AM
  Mt. Studies Institute's Development Committee

Conference Call


May 06
10:00 AM
  Lawson Hill Master Plan Task Force


May 07
9:30 AM
  BOCC Regular Meeting

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

May 08
9:00 AM
  SMRHA Meeting

West Wing, Conference Rm


May 12 -- May 13
  JM Out
May 13
9:00 AM
  Gunnison Sage Grouse Working Group

Conference Call


May 14
9:30 AM
  Planning Commission

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

May 14
1:00 PM
  EcoAction Partners


May 15
12:00 PM
  Airport Board

Telluride Airport


May 16 -- May 17
  Spring Cleanup and Electronics Recycling

More info soon!

May 17
  Hazardous Waste Disposal

More info soon!

May 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Intergovernmental Meeting

Mountain Village  - Ophir hosts


calendar Complete County Calendar
calendar Printable Calendar & Detail View
calendar Parks Calendar
calendar Fairgrounds Calendar

For mailing addresses, please see individual department pages!


Miramonte Building
333 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, 2nd and 3rd floors [Map] exit

Assessor's Office, 2nd Floor
Attorney's Office, 3rd Floor
Building Department, 3rd Floor
Commissioners Office, 3rd Floor
Environmental Health, 3rd Floor
Geographic Info Systems/Mapping, 2nd Floor
Information Technology, 2nd Floor
Open Space & Recreation, 3rd Floor
Planning Department, 3rd Floor
Public Health Office, 3rd Floor
Social Services, 3rd Floor

County Courthouse
305 W Colorado Ave, Telluride [Map] exit

Clerk and Recorder, 1st Floor
Dept of Motor Vehicles, 1st Floor
Elections, 1st Floor
Treasurer, 1st Floor
Combined Courts, 2nd Floor, (970) 728-3891
Juvenile Diversion, 1st Floor

County Annex, 335 W Colorado Ave, Telluride [Map] exit

Human Resources
Parks Supervisor
County Coroner
Food Bank

Norwood Glockson Building, 1120 Summit Street, Norwood [Map] exit

Finance Department
Road & Bridge Department
Weed Control Program
Cooperative Extension CSU

County Sheriff and Jail, 684 County Road 63L, Telluride [Directions]

Veterans Services Officer (CVSO): Jim Botenhagen, (970) 728-4501

A San Miguel County toll-free number is available for constituents outside of Telluride's local calling area.  Please contact the Commissioner's Office at (970) 728-3844 for the number.


Facts about San Miguel County

doc Profile and demographics (Includes income/housing/school enrollment and employment info.)

How large is the County?
1287 square miles, stretching from the San Juan Mountains in the east to the Utah border to the west.

What is the approximate population?

What is the percentage of public lands in the County?
66% Federal and State owned lands.

What US Congressional District is the County in?
Third District, Scott Tipton

What State Congressional Districts?
House District 58
Senate District 6

What towns are in the County?
Telluride (County seat), Mountain Village, Ophir, Sawpit and Norwood.  Other communities include Placerville, Egnar and Slickrock.

Does the County belong to any lobbying groups?
The County belongs to the National Association of Counties and Colorado Counties, Inc. Annual dues in 2013 were: NACo - $400, CCI - $11,312.