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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 New Emergency Notification System has replaced WENS!
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news Call before you burn! SMSO Dispatch: 970-728-1911x1.
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news Board of Equalization hearings will take place July 1 - August 5
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news PUBLIC NOTICE of County's intent to expend Title III federal funds. Comments accepted until September 1.
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More News, RFPs, & Current Issues

Jul 25
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  CCI Legislative Meeting-via teleconference


Jul 29
  Public Land Partnership Site Visit



Jul 30
  Zeedyk Riparian Restoration Trip & Training

Dry Creek Basin


Aug 05
8:00 AM
  Mt. Studies Institute's Development Committee

Conference Call


Aug 05
9:30 AM
  BOCC Regular Meeting

Date Changed from August 6th County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

Aug 07
10:00 AM
  Public Land Partnership



Aug 11
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Intergovernmental Meeting

Mountain Village - TMV hosts


Aug 12
9:00 AM
  Gunnison Sage Grouse Working Group

Conference Call


Aug 13 -- Aug 19
  JM Out
Aug 13 -- Aug 14
  BLM Tres Rios Travel Management Training

Holiday Inn in Cortez


Aug 13
9:30 AM
  Planning Commission

County Meeting Room, Miramonte Building, Telluride

Aug 13
10:00 AM
  Southwest Water Conservation District

Mountain Village


Aug 14
9:00 AM
  SMRHA Meeting

West Wing, Conference Rm


Aug 15
10:00 AM
  CCI Western District Meeting


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

event July 1 - August 5: County Board of Equalization Hearings
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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.