For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Kara Silbernagel, Assistant to County Manager, 970.471.8870, Kara.Silbernagel@PitkinCounty.com
Pitkin County Temporarily Closes in-Person Services
To reduce community transmission and due to staffing shortages
Pitkin County, CO- Many Pitkin County facilities will be closed for in-person services starting on Thursday, December 30th through at least Monday, January 17th. The Omicron variant combined with high visitor traffic has driven local incident rates very high. In addition, Pitkin County is experiencing significant employee shortages due to exposure or infection with COVID-19. In light of these staffing shortages and to limit further community spread, Pitkin County is temporarily closing in-person services.
“Pitkin County continues to be hit hard with incidence rates, but so far hospitalizations remain low. Like many employers in the Roaring Fork Valley, Pitkin County is experiencing a significant number of employees who are out because they are isolating or have been exposed,” said County Manager Jon Peacock. “Community members can access many services online or over the phone. The Pitkin County Airport and Landfill remain open with normal operations,” Peacock said.
The following operations will be in effect until at least through January 17th (following MLK weekend). Further determinations will be made on the ability to return to in-person services prior to the MLK holiday weekend. For the most up-to-date hours of operation information, please visit PitkinCounty.com/hours. For more information about COVID-19 in Pitkin County, including how to get tested and vaccinated, please visit www.covid19.pitkincounty.com or call the COVID-19 hotline at (970) 429-3363.
Board of County Commissioners:
Pitkin County Commissioner meetings will be televised on Comcast Channel 11 and via online streaming at www.pitkincounty.com.
The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is open and operating. Check with your airline regarding flight information.
The Assessor’s office will remain open for phone and online services 8 - 5 Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 - 4. Staff will be limited but full service remains available. Most information is available at www.pitkincounty.com/assessor. All property information can be found at pitkinassessor.org.
The Clerk and Recorder Office staff are available by phone and email, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Because departments experience a high volume of calls, please leave your name and number, we will call back. The dropbox, in front of the building, is available for all Clerk and Recorder Departments’ transactions.
For Motor Vehicle transactions, go to www.pitkincounty.com 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 www.pitkincounty.com website. For further assistance with online services, please call 970-429-2716.
For elections information, to register to vote or update your record, go online to www.pitkinvotes.com. If you need further online assistance, please call 970-429-2732.
For current Clerk and Recorder operations information follow this link online: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VxsJErkkSt7tvmiPvo8IzWHkXohs5YbN/view
Community Development employees are working remotely until further notice. Meetings will be conducted through virtual meeting formats with login information found on Community Development’s website: https://pitkincounty.com/1364/Community-Development. Each department in Community Development 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 https://pitkincounty.com/1364/Community-Development.
Community Development Contact Information:
Inspection Line: 970-920-5532 https://pitkincounty.com/FormCenter/Community-Development-4/Building-Inspection-Request-Form-44
Planner of the Day: 970-429-6108 PlannerOfTheDay@pitkincounty.com
Builder of the Day: BuilderOfTheDay@pitkincounty.com
Main Line: 970-920-5526
Alex Sanchez (for Building Payment Questions): 970-355-5068 or email@example.com
Bonnie Shiles (for Planning Payment Questions): 970-920-5109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health- Including Environmental Health
Public Health will be working remotely until further notice. For information about COVID please visit: covid19.pitkincounty.com. To reach someone by phone dial: 970-920-5070.
Human Services staff are primarily working virtually and are maintaining all mandated services and operations (economic services, protective services, veteran services, healthy community fund) call 920-5325 to reach these offices.
The Schultz Health and Human Services Building will be locked but all the agencies housed in the building are available by appointment and phone only.
Senior Services programming is suspended. People over 60 can call 920-5432 if they need home-delivered meals and help with anything else they might need to support them at home.
The Pitkin County Landfill will remain open for operations. Learn more at: https://www.landfillrules.com/.
The Pitkin County Library is closed until at least January 2nd until further notice. Expect an update in the coming days regarding library services and reopening. Services still available include: staff will be available to help by phone, holds will be made available to pick up, laptops are available for check out to use outside the library, and all online resources are available. Please make use of our extensive online resources available on the Library’s website under the "Learn" and "Download" tabs. All you need is your library card! Popular online resources include: Hoopla, Libby, Kanopy, National Newspapers.
Visit https://pitcolib.org/ or contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Public Works Administration building will be closed to the public. Public Works Employees can be reached at 970-920-5390 or through email. The fleet operations facility will be open to conduct normal organizational equipment/vehicle maintenance and repairs.
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.
The Sheriff’s Office main office will be closed to all walk-ins and administrative staff will primarily be working remotely.
The processing of new Concealed Handgun permits will be temporarily paused until February 1, 2022. Renewals of Concealed Handgun Permits will still be processed: appointments can be made on https://pitkincounty.com/149/Sheriff.
All requests for records and reports may be made by visiting https://pitkincounty.com/149/Sheriff or by calling 970-920-5302.
Civil Process requests may be made by emailing the required paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the civil process, including the required cover sheet, can be found online at https://pitkincounty.com/153/Civil-Process. For questions not answered on this site, please call 970-920-5300. For the service of temporary restraining orders, please call our law enforcement dispatch center at 970-920-5310 and request to speak to a deputy.
To pay a traffic ticket issued by a Pitkin County Deputy Sheriff, please remit payment by check or money order and mail to Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office / Traffic, 530 E Main St, STE 103, Aspen, CO 81611.
Treasurer and Public Trustee
The Treasurer office staff will be available by phone or email 8 am- 4 pm Monday through Friday. Staff will be limited but full service remains available. Most information is available at www.pitkincounty.com/treasurer. For payments and document deliveries please use the drop box located at the foyer. For further assistance with online services, please call 970-920-5170.