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

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

Washington County Online Tax Sale Auction

The 2021 Washington County Tax Sale will be held online. Registration will begin October 8th, 2021. Start time for the Auction is November 3rd, 2021 @ 10AM MT

Create an Account: www.govease.com

Sign up for the Auction: https://liveauctions.govease.com/bidder/userprofile

Online webinar training available here: www.govease.com/bidderhelp

Support: email support@govease.com or call (769) 208-5050 ext.2




The Washington County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications for a Road & Bridge Employee for District 3 - Anton, CO.  The position is available immediately.  Responsibilities will include general maintenance of the County Roadway system, operation of heavy equipment and a valid Colorado Class A CDL. Monthly salary for this position is $2400.00 without a CDL, and $2500.oo with a CDL.  A detailed job description is available by contacting the Commissioner’s Office at 150 Ash Avenue, Akron CO 80720 (970-345-2701).  Position is open until filled.  


Washington County provides an excellent benefits package to its employees and is an equal opportunity employer.


Applications are available online(click HERE for application) or can be picked up in the Commissioner's Office, 150 Ash Avenue, Akron, CO 80720. (970-345-2701). Please submit applications to the Washington County Administration Office.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer.




Minutes and Agendas

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


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

2021 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