Welcome to the County of Gilpin Website
Gilpin County is a rural community in
Colorado’s high country, neighboring the Continental Divide, yet less than an hour west of downtown Denver. Residents enjoy a quality of life enhanced by the vast recreational opportunities offered by Golden Gate State Park, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, the limited-stakes gaming in Black Hawk and Central City, a state-of-the-art
recreation center and fairgrounds, low taxes and financially secure local government.
Gilpin County is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Please click here to view the resolution and prohibited/approved activities during this restriction. As always, please take special care when using fire outdoors in these dry, summer days. You can always find the current fire restriction information on the Sheriff's page by clicking here.
Westbound I-70 Mountain Corridor Highway Improvements Public Meeting #2 is scheduled for July 26, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the United Center in Idaho Springs. Click here for flyer on meeting.
Funding Request Information for the January-December 2018 Gilpin County Budget: Organizations that have received County funding in the past year received an email in July. This email included a 2018 budget request form due August 31, 2017, and the detailed policy, with guidelines as to what sorts of requests will be considered. The Policy Statement for Gilpin County Funding of Non-County Agencies and Programs may also be found on the county website at http://co.gilpin.co.us/Finance/FundingPage.htm If you know of an organization that does not receive an email or needs more information, please call Gilpin County Finance at 303-951-3671.
Rick Winfrey, the Veteran's Service Officer has retired! The County is now advertising for a qualified person to fill the position. Please click here to be taken to the Employment page.
NEW! Board of Gilpin County Commissioners Public Meetings Schedule is now being posted. Click here for the revolving schedule.
Bears are awake and hungry. Protect your feeders and trash!
Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Most county offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday. The transfer station will be closed Sunday, September 3, 2017.