About Us

An Act of the Colorado General Assembly created Washington County, named for George Washington, on February 9th, 1887. Washington County ranks 12th largest of the 64 Colorado counties with a total of 2524 square miles.  The 2015 population was 4,814 averaging over 320 acres for every man, woman and child.  There are 5 school districts in Washco: Akron, Arickaree, Lone Star, Otis and Woodlin.  Most of the land is dedicated to farming and ranching.  The county is the second highest of all of the Colorado counties in wheat production.  Akron is the county seat and the southernmost part of the county is the ‘high point’ on the great plains between Denver, Colorado and Akron, Ohio with Fremont's Butte and Rocking Chair being familiar landmarks to the locals.   Washco is a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, and captures the honesty and determination of rural people and their families... Read more...



County Announcements


Colorado County Clerks Association Annual Scholarship


The Colorado County Clerks Association scholarship is established to aid outstanding Colorado graduating high school seniors in furthering their education, particularly in the field of public service. The scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. The scholarships will be one-time awards on a regional basis:

Central Region: Two (2) $1,000 awards. One (1) $500 award

Eastern, Southern and Western Region: One (1) $1,000 and one (1) $500 award each.

The scholarship award may be used for educational expenses at an institution of higher learning including university, college, junior/community college, or technical institution.

Selection Criteria

 Completed application.

 3.25 minimum grade point average (G.P.A.)

 Participation in extracurricular, community and service


 Demonstrated financial need or hardship.

For those interested in applying, please contact your school counselor or the Washington County Clerk’s Office for an application packet or at www.clerkandrecorder.org

Applications are due no later than March 31, 2023 and must be submitted by email, USPS or in person to the

Washington County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

150 Ash, PO Box L

Akron, Colorado 80720





05-23 Area Extension Agent, Agronomy/Weed Science, Sedgwick County, Golden Plains Area
The individual in this position works as a member of a team of County and Colorado State University
Extension professionals. This individual is an employee of Colorado State University and works under the
supervision of the Golden Plains Area Extension Director. Working with other agriculture and crop
production agents, the individual will provide leadership, guidance, direction and assistance in the
development and implementation of the overall Agronomy/Weed Science program in Sedgwick County
and the Golden Plains Area.
The primary office location is in Julesburg, CO. This position is eligible for hybrid work. The individual in
this position is expected to maintain a balance establishing a presence in the primary office and working
in the field to effectively carry out the duties of the position.
Completed master’s degree. Degree (or One degree) must have been conferred in plant science,
agronomy, crop and soil science, bio-ag science, weed science or a closely related field.
To view the job vacancy announcement and apply, click link
https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/118193 For full consideration, all materials must
be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs
and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite
you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of
access, teaching, service, and engagement.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.






Wind, Solar, and Transmission Lines Applications


Wind Energy

Solar Power

Transmission Line


Wind, Solar Regulations and Moratorium on Wind, Solar please click the link to direct you to the Resolutions page - https://washingtoncounty.colorado.gov/2021-resolutions





Minutes and Agendas

2023 Agendas

2023 Minutes

2022 Agendas

2022 Minutes

2021 Agendas

2021 Minutes

2020 Agendas

2020 Minutes

2019 Agendas

2019 Minutes

2018 Agendas

2018 Minutes

2017 Agendas

2017 Minutes

2016 Agendas

2016 Minutes

Budget and Audits

2021 Budget

2020 Budget

2019 Budget

2019 Washco Audit

2019 NH Audit

2018 Budget

2018 NH Audit

2018 Washco Audit

2017 Nursing Home Audit

2017 Washco Audit

2017 Budget

2016 Nursing Home Audit

2016 Washco Audit

2016 Budget

2015 Budget


2023 Resolutions

2022 Resolutions

2021 Resolutions

2020 Resolutions

2019 Resolutions

Employee Handbook


Monthly Payables

2020 Payables

Akron and Otis

Town of Akron

Akron Municipal Code

Akron Public Library

Town of Otis

Local Schools

Akron Schools


Lone Star



Holiday Schedule

2022 Holiday Schedule

Veteran Services

Veteran Services Officer

Weed / Pest Control

Weed and Pest Control

TV Translator


TV Translator

Planning and Zoning

Marijuana Ordinance

County Ordinances

Special Use Permit - Development Permit Swine, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle and Poultry

Road Access Permit

Foundation Permit for Mobile/Manufactured Homes

Application for Temporary Use

Application to Extinguish Current Use by Special Review

Application to Amend Current Use by Special Review

Application for Use by Special Review

Request for Address

Exemption from Subdivision Application Form

Building Permit Application for Mobile or Manufactured Homes

Well and Septic Permit

Building Permit Application


Landfill Fees and Information

Road and Bridge

Road Cut Right of Way Permit - Telecommunications Companies

Road Cut Right of Way Permit

Special Transport Permit - Oversized/Heavy Load

Special Transport Permit - Oil Rig



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