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




     Notice is hereby given that the Washington County Treasurer will be accepting applications for a full time employee – Akron, Colorado. The position is available immediately, salary to be determined by the Treasurer based upon experience and qualifications. The person selected will serve under the general supervision of the Treasurer and Treasurer’s Deputy. The full time employment will be 5 days a week during normal business hours. Responsibilities for the position will include but not limited to: Must be able to lift 15-20# and climb stairs, general office and accounting procedures in the collection of property taxes and miscellaneous daily collections. Applicant must possess a willingness to learn other job duties that pertain specifically to the Treasurer’s office, write correspondence, work with the general public/tax payers, various county departments and perform other job related duties as required by County Treasurer. Experience in working with legal land descriptions would be beneficial but not required.

     Experience should include a general knowledge and/or background in office operations, customer service, computer and telephone etiquette, be able to use Microsoft office programs, the ability to operate a 10 key calculator, handling of cash and other various office duties. The applicant should have the ability to learn the county financial computer system and possess verbal and written skills. High school diploma or GED required. Hours & Days: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applications can be picked up at the Treasurer’s office at 150 Ash Ave., Akron, Colorado or on our website at: www.co.washington.co.us – then select Careers Tab and General Employment application. Written applications must be received at the Treasurer’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on July 11, 2022. References and resume are required. Benefit package available after probation period. Position will be considered open until filled.

     Washington County is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, or sexual orientation. Must be able to pass background and drug test.

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

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

Washington County Clerk and Recorder Annie Kuntz is seeking written comments from residents of Washington County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center for the 2022 General Election. Please click THIS LINK for more details.

Minutes and Agendas

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


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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Washington County, Colorado