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

Job Announcement


Washington County Clerk and Recorder
Is seeking applications for the position of:
Deputy Clerk

     The Washington County Clerk and Recorder Office will be accepting applications for a
full time entry level office employee- – Akron, Colorado. This position is to be filled after a
two week open window, at an hourly rate to be determined by the County Clerk and Recorder.
$13.00-$15.00/ hour based upon experience and qualifications. The person selected will serve
under the supervision of the County Clerk and Recorder. Responsibilities will include:
processing motor vehicle and driver license transitions, record legal documents, help conducting
elections, answering phones, helping the public, and other general office duties.

     Experience should include a general knowledge and / or background in office etiquette,
customer service skills, computer and telephone skills, willingness to learn, a valid driver’s
license and must be a very detail orientated individual. Additional training at a state level, ability
to obtain certification is also required and will be provided and other various office duties. The
schedule would be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. with paid holidays.
Applications can be picked up at the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 150 Ash Ave.,
Akron, Colorado or by clicking this link: Employment Application Applications are due by to the
County Clerk and Recorder’s Office by January 31st 2022.

     Washington County provides an excellent benefits package to its employees after 90 days
of employment and is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, creed, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

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

2021 Coordinated Election Results see:  https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Washington/111119





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

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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