El Paso County Offices and Affiliated Agencies Two-Hour Delay on Thursday, February 25

El Paso County, CO, February 25, 2021 – El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and affiliated agencies will have a two-hour delayed schedule on Thursday, February 25, due to inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions in El Paso County. The delayed opening applies to non-mission essential personnel. El Paso County Combined Courts and Sheriff’s…

El Paso County Commissioners Statement on Governor’s Office Remarks

February 4, 2021 – It’s disappointing the Governor’s Office doubled down on inaccurate information. Our approach is to work together to resolve differences for the good of our community. This dialogue is an extraordinary distraction, diverting time and energy from the important work of protecting El Paso County residents. Get us the vaccine and we…

Board of County Commissioners Authorizes Waiver of Certain Specific Local Liquor Licensing Fees

January 27, 2021 – Some local liquor licensing fees for establishments in unincorporated El Paso County will be waived starting retroactive to December 7, 2020 through December 7, 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. The Board of County Commissioners which serves as the Local Licensing Authority approved a Resolution 21-33 at yesterday’s meeting authorizing…

El Paso County Elected Officials Take Oath of Office

January 12, 2021 – The Fourth Judicial District Attorney and three El Paso County Commissioners confirmed their Oath of Office during a ceremony on Tuesday, January 12, at Centennial Hall. El Paso County Chief Public Information Officer, Ryan Parsell, welcomed the limited in-person audience and emceed the Ceremony. Following the welcome remarks was the formal…

Regional Coalition Will Submit Application to Re-Open Businesses

December 30, 2020—Regional leaders, including El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, the City of Fountain, the City of Manitou Springs, Town of Monument, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, local hospitals, and law enforcement will jointly apply to the State to re-open local businesses. The State’s program is the only option for businesses…

County Offices Will Be Closed Friday in Observance of Independence Day

July 2, 2020 – In observance of Independence Day, all El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Friday, July 3.…

County Seeks Community-Minded Volunteers for Emergency Services Authority

July 1, 2020 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners seeks community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority. Applications for the open positions are due by July 17, 2020. The Emergency Services Authority is currently seeking one member who is a Colorado Springs resident and either a current or…

County Offices Will Be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…