Pastorius Lake at sunrise


Welcome to La Plata County

La Plata County is a vibrant and diverse locale situated among the San Juan Mountains in the high desert of Southwest Colorado. Across 1,690 square miles, La Plata County provides a beautiful locale for 55,000 residents to call home and draws visitors from around the world to experience second-to-none recreational opportunities in a setting rich in history, archaeology, culture and natural  features. La Plata County's is a diverse community steeped in agriculture, commerce, natural resources, educational and innovative businesses. We invite you to explore our web site and our county!


Land Use Code revision project

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  • Animal regulation ordinance has second reading on 12/13

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  • County seeks volunteers for boards & commissions

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  • La Plata County Commissioners' schedule Dec. 12-16

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  • Winter driving tips & snow removal priorities

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  • Sheriff's Office lends a hand with Lemon Dam maintenance

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  • Board of County Commissioners' monthly columns

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  • Send comments supporting petition for Denver television

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  • Commissioner Westendorff to hold office hours in Bayfield

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  • County reaching out to vacation rental owners

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  • Proposed 2017 budget presented to County Commissioners

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  • Planning Commission refines environmental resources plan

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  • County Commissioners seek new member for Durango Hills Road Improvement District Advisory Committee

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  • La Plata County Commissioners Seek Historic Preservation Review Commission Member

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  • Aviation Celebration takes off at Durango-La Plata County Airport

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  • Commissioner Lachelt to hold office hours at Fairgrounds

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  • La Plata County Commissioners' schedule Sept. 5-9

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  • Planning Commission adopts updated Comp Plan elements

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  • County considering update of animal regulations

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  • New Three-Way Stop on County Road 204 (Junction Creek Road) at the County Road 205 Intersection

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  • La Plata County Board of County Commissioners' Schedule for August 22 - 26, 2016

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  • Planning Commission wraps up Comp Plan housing discussion

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  • Commissioner Lachelt to hold office hours at county fairgrounds on Aug. 22

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  • Commissioners lift Stage 1 fire restrictions in county

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  • Board of County Commissioners' Schedule for August 15-19

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  • Board of County Commissioners' schedule for Aug. 8-12

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  • County seeks input on 2017 budget

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  • Family overdue in Weminuche Wilderness found

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  • Blackridge Fire update: 100 percent contained

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  • Commissioners vote 3-0 to place mill levy increase on ballot

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  • Commissioners Enact Fire Restrictions Effective July 1

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  • Applicants needed for LPC Long Term Finance Committee

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  • Battle against invasive weeds goes regional

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  • Paving begins Monday, June 27 on County Road 120

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  • La Plata County commissioners holding "On the Road" meeting in Animas Valley

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  • La Plata County Seeking Property Valuation Arbitrator

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  • Second-half property taxes due June 15!

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  • Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial Events in Durango on Saturday, June 11

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  • Primary election ballots mailed June 6

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  • Planning Commission reviews Comprehensive Plan’s airport element

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  • Commissioners approve King II Mine land use permit

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  • Sign Up for Emergency Notifications with CodeRed

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  • Sales Tax Law Fundamentals Class

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  • Caregivers Conference - Meeting the Needs of Seniors, Providers, and Caregivers

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  • Public Hearing on King II Coal Mine Class II Land Use Permit

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  • County Road 250 Northbound Closed Monday, May 30 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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  • Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Airport Authority Bill at Durango-La Plata County Airport

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  • Law Enforcement Memorial Walk

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  • Full Property Tax Payments Due by May 2, 2016 - Second Half Property Tax Payments Due by June 15, 2016

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  • La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff to Hold Office Hours in Bayfield

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  • Property Tax "Payment in Full" Due May 2, 2016 - It's Quick and Easy to Pay Property Tax Payments Online!

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  • La Plata County Commissioners Seek Applicants for the La Plata County Long Term Finance Committee

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  • La Plata County Board of County Commissioners Resume “On the Road” Meetings in Ignacio

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  • La Plata County Historic Preservation Review Commission Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with 3rd Annual Historic Driving Tour

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  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Still Available

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  • Commissioner Julie Westendorff Testifies in Support of Airport Authority Bill

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  • La Plata County Courthouse Remodel Update

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  • La Plata County to Hold Public Sale of Used Desks and Other Miscellaneous Furniture

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  • Fairgrounds and Extension Office to be Closed from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. on Mondays

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  • La Plata County Hosts Open House to Showcase New Office Locations

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  • La Plata County Commissioners' schedule for Aug. 29-Sept. 2

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