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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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doc 2013 County Audit
doc 2013 Management Letter

news Ballot Question 1A
doc Board of County Commissioner's staff memo describing background of Question 1A: opt out of SB 05-152

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news Community Health Needs survey
Tri-County Health Network is conducting a survey about our region's health care needs.
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doc Map of fire weather zones 290 and 291

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doc 2015 Preliminary County Budget

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More News, RFPs, & Current Issues

Oct 20
  Local Resilience

Phone Call


Oct 20
  JM Out
Oct 21
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  BOCC Special Meeting

SMVC Land Use Application: Deep Creek Mesa and Mill Creek PUDs and Rezoning of the parcels

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

Agenda  Packet


Oct 22
9:30 AM
  BOCC Regular Meeting

County Meeting Room, Glockson Building, Norwood

Agenda  Packet

Oct 23
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  San Miguel County Transit Committee

Miramonte Conf Room

Oct 23
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Region 10 Executive Committee Meeting

Montrose, CO

Oct 23
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Public Transit Forum

Miramonte Conf Room


Oct 23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Colorado Flights Alliance

Cosmo Wine Cellar


Oct 23
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Gunnison Sage Grouse Cooperating Agency

Conference Call


Oct 28
  BLM-AMC Field Visit


Nov 05
9:30 AM
  BOCC Regular Meeting

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

Nov 06
10:00 AM
  Public Land Partnership



Nov 10
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Intergovernmental Meeting

Telluride Fire House - TOT hosts


Nov 11
9:00 AM
  Gunnison Sage Grouse Working Group

Conference Call


Nov 12 -- Nov 14
  Quivira Coalition




Nov 12
9:30 AM
  Planning Commission

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

Nov 13
  SW Basin Water Roundtable


Nov 13
9:00 AM
  SMRHA Meeting

West Wing, Conference Rm


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event Thursdays, 10am-4pm, Walk-in Flu Clinics
$30 (intranasal available for children)
Department of Health and Environment
333 W Colorado Ave, 3rd Floor, Telluride

event Early Voting begins October 20th
For more information, visit the Clerk's page

event October 23rd, noon: San Miguel County Public Transit Forum
333 W Colorado Ave, 2nd floor meeting room, Telluride. Call Nina Kothe for more information 970-728-3844

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.