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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Pitkin County Administrative Offices Closed to Public Access


Access to Essential County Services Remain Available Virtually 

by email, website or telephone 

Call us - 9709-920-5200

We’ll be at the other end of the line! 

In the spirit of social distancing and In an effort to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community, Pitkin County Government will close all public access to the Pitkin County Administration and Sheriff’s Office building at 530 East Main Street, Aspen, Colorado beginning at 8 am on Wednesday, March 18th through April 15th. 

Other Pitkin County facilities that are closed to the public include the Senior Center and the Library. Home delivered meals for qualifying seniors over age 60 may be arranged by calling 970-920-5432. Some library services may be arranged by calling 970-429-1900. 

Public Works services including road and bridge maintenance and snowplowing, etc. will continue as usual but Public Works staff offices will be closed to the public. Contact Public Works at 970-920-5390. 

Landfill/Solid Waste Center operations will continue as usual but the Landfill business office will be closed to public access. Contact the Landfill/Solid Waste Center at 970-429-2880 or go to for more information. 

Most county staff will be working remotely and all meetings with staff will be conducted via email, telephone or video conferencing. Most County business can be conducted online or via telephone. Updated department and contact information is available Calls will be taken regarding County business on the main administrative office telephone line - 970-920-5200. 

The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will continue meeting in a virtual setting that will be televised and streamed online as usual on CGTV Comcast Channel 11 and at Members of the public may not attend BOCC meetings in-person until further notice. Agendas will be published at where a telephone number for public comment will be posted. BOCC agendas and other county information will continue to be published in the Aspen Daily News every Monday. 

 Offices located in the administrative building that is closed to public access include: 


The County Manager’s office will be operating in a virtual setting. Call 970-920-5200 for information or to reach the County Manager. 


Although we will be closed to walk in customers, our office will remain open during regular hours 8 -5 Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 - 4. Our staff will be limited, but full service is available. We can be reached by phone at 970-920-5160 and by email at 

Please note, all property information can be found at 


The Pitkin County Attorney’s office will be closed to public access. Business will be conducted via email and telephone - 970-920-5190.

Board of County Commissioners

Bocc offices located in the Administration building will be closed. 


The Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s office asks the public to either delay non-pressing business or use the Clerk’s office online resources to do business. 

We are asking ALL community members to conduct their Motor Vehicle, Recording, and Election business online during this public health crisis. Please do not travel to the Clerk’s office if your transactions are not essential. 

Go to to find driver license renewal, motor vehicle renewal, and many more popular online services.  If you need further assistance with online services, please call 970-429-2717. Recording: public records search and marriage license applications are available online at the website.  For further assistance with online services, please call 970-429-2716.

To register to vote, update your record, or search for a Pitkin County candidate packet for the upcoming June 30th 2020 Primary Election, go online to  If you need further online assistance, please call 970-429-2732.

 For current Clerk and Recorder operations information go to or call 970-920-5180 for more information. 

Community Development 

Community Development employees are working remotely until further notice. Meetings will be conducted through various virtual meeting formats rather than in-person. Each department in Com Dev. is set up to accommodate the public in order to keep building or planning applications moving forward. Please use our online payment system for building permit payments. 

If you have non-digital material to deliver, please contact the planning or building employee with whom you have been working for instructions on delivery. If you have questions we have a list of our employee contacts on our website at Community Development. 

Inspection Line:  970-920-5532

Planner of the Day:  970-429-6108 

Builder of the Day: 

Main Line:  970-920-5526

Alex Sanchez (for Building Payment Questions):  970-355-5068 or 

Bonnie Shiles (for Planning Payment Questions):  970-920-5109 or

GIS Mapping Services

GIS continues to offer all our services online to the public and staff. We are working remotely and can be reached via email at to assist customers. 

Open Space and Trails

All staff in the Pitkin County Administrative building will be working remotely until further notice. Open Space rangers will still be out on the trails and properties and our maintenance staff will continue patrolling and clearing trailheads.

Sheriff’s Office

Although the Sheriff’s Office located in the Administration building will be closed to walk in customers, feel free to pick up the red telephone located in the building vestibule to have us paged. You may call us with your non-emergency requests at 970-920-5300. 

The Sheriff’s Office remains ready to respond to the community’s needs related to our current efforts to reduce the spread of the corona virus, as well as to have our staff poised to address any other incidents that may occur during this time. We are, however, modifying our usual operations to increase safety to staff and those we serve relative to COVID-19.

You will see the deputies out and about as you normally would, but they will be trying to keep a physical distance of at least six feet while doing their jobs. Obviously, that will not always be the case, and when deputies need to interact with others they will be adhering to the recommended guidelines of frequent hand washing and sanitizing, as we all should be.

If you need to speak to a deputy they will contact you by telephone instead of arriving to see you in person, unless the situation warrants the deputy’s presence. In an emergency the Sheriff’s Office can be reached by dialing 911; all other calls should be placed to 970-920-5300.

As always, if you have an emergency please call 911. 


The Treasurer / Public Trustee office is closed to public access but business will be conducted as usual by telephone - 970-930-5170, email, or website. Staff will be available by telephone   and accepting all payments via a dropbox (formerly election voting box) located in front of the Administration building. All tax information is available at:  All Public Trustee information is available at: > Foreclosure Search

 Thank You

From all of us at Pitkin County Government we appreciate your patience and understanding as you conduct your business with us during this unprecedented public health crisis. This can be scary for many of us. Our health and well-being and many of our livelihoods are at stake. We will share information with you about resources available to help all of us as quickly as we can. We encourage you to reach out if you need support.  Call us - We’ll be on the other end of the line - 970-920-5200. 

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