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.
Code Red subscribers need to be aware of change in their notification application. Effective Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the number 76993 will be a notification from Code Red. Please add this number to your "Safe sender or whitelist" or just approve it in your contacts so you don't miss any notifications. If you do not have numbers blocked, there won't be any changes.
You are invited to attend one of two meetings to Identify and Prioritize future County transportation initiatives. Have a say in how Gilpin County will handle the influx of traffic being seen everywhere in Colorado. The first meeting will be in Gilpin County on Tuesday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Library and the second meeting will be in Clear Creek County at 1:30 p.m. in Georgetown. Can't attend either meeting? Download flyer for information about who you can contact. Click here to download flyer with further details about both meetings.
MAJOR RENOVATIONS will begin on the Old Courthouse in Central City starting December 4, 2017, and are expected to continue through next Spring. County offices will remain open during the project, but please be prepared for dust and noise. While work is being done in each office area, staff will be temporarily stationed in the second-floor meeting room. If you need assistance to access one of these offices, please call that office directly, or Administration at 303-582-5214 to make arrangements.
Positions of Importance currently open on two of the County's Advisory Boards. If you are interested in a position on either the Planning Commission Board or the Historical Advisory Board, please click on the one you are interested in for further informaiton. Application deadline for both positions is December 31, 2017.
Board of Gilpin County Commissioners Public Meetings Schedule is posted at this link. Click here for the revolving schedule. NEW! Meeting packets for the Commissioner's meetings are now available online. Click here to be taken to the Agenda website and the link to the packet information (if available) associated with that agenda.
NOTE: Due to remodeling work on the Old Courthouse, BoCC meetings will be moving to the Central City Hall meeting space at 141 Nevada Street, Central City, CO 80427 until further notice.
The provisions of Ordinance #17-01 involving residential marijuana grows do not go into effect until January 1, 2018. The remainder of Ordinance #17-01 went into effect on 7-11-2017. Click here for a pdf of the Ordinance.
2017 Official Coordinated Election Results click here for pdf.
Divide is snow covered!
Photo courtesy of Deb Mestdagh
Most county offices will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 for the Christmas Holiday. The transfer station will be closed Sunday the 24th.