Welcome to El Paso County

Welcome to
El Paso County

El Paso County has a population of over 750,000, providing residents with a thriving downtown, family-friendly suburbs, and vast rural expanses. The County is home to eight municipalities, each contributing to the community’s geographic, economic, and social diversity. With mountains to the west, forest to the north, and plains to the east, you can hike, bike, kayak, and explore without ever leaving El Paso County.

Snow capped mountains with a lake in the valley.

Property Owners

El Paso County is a great place to live! We are proud of our community and encourage our residents to partner with us in responsible stewardship. Our resources are available to guide your property ownership journey.

Business Owners

El Paso County is a great place to work and do business! We proudly offer various support services and programs to facilitate successful business in our region, including an award-winning workforce development center!

Visitors

El Paso County is a great place to explore, engage, and celebrate! We are home to America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak, and our community is often ranked as one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

Other Popular Services

El Paso County provides services to the region that no other entity offers. We strive to consistently deliver high-quality, service-focused resources and opportunities that make a difference in our community.

Open Government

We are open, honest, and respectful in our work and communication. We build trust by transparently publishing data and analytics on our finances, the condition of our infrastructure, and our progress toward our strategic objectives.

County Commissioners Agenda & Minutes

Board of County Commissioners meeting information, agendas and live streaming.

Colorado Open Records Act

In the spirit of open government, the Colorado Open Records Act requires that most public records be available to the public.

County Budget & Finance

Information on the County’s original adopted budget, sales & use tax collections and monthly updates.

Elected Officials

Get to know your elected officials for El Paso County.

Elections

Voter registration, polling places, ballot issues and election updates.

Get Involved, Volunteer

El Paso County has more than 40 boards and commissions that need your time and experience.

Public Meetings

El Paso County government invites residents to all public meetings.

Strategic Plan

Strategic thinking and careful planning help identify both long-term and more immediate County priorities.

Featured News

A image of an empty road with text that reads road work alert. News release

Construction Begins on Rex Road and Meridian Road Improvements Project

February 20, 2024 – El Paso County Department of Public Works has selected contractor Elite Surface Infrastructure, Englewood, CO, for the Rex Road and Meridian Road Improvements Project. Construction begins within the next week. The improvements consist of installing a traffic signal, improving sight distance, widening Meridian to four lanes, adding turn lanes on Rex Road…

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A image of an empty road with text that reads road work alert. News release

MAMSIP Traffic Advisory – Week of Feb. 19

February 16, 2024 – On Tuesday night, Feb. 20 and Wednesday night, Feb. 21 there will be alternating left and right lane closures on east- and westbound South Academy Boulevard over Fountain Creek between US 85/87 and I-25 as crews modify detour crossover lanes to divert traffic to the westbound bridge after conducting a scour…

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Photo Image of Fountain Creek Nature Center

Fountain Creek Nature Center Events – March 2024

CONTACT: Victoria Dinkel, Nature Center Interpretive Program Coordinator, 719-520-6767, victoriadinkel2@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817; 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Rascally Raccoons Friday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or…

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OUR VISION

El Paso County will be a trusted regional leader known for excellence in county service delivery.

OUR PURPOSE

We provide essential public services to the Pikes Peak Region in support of our residents, businesses, and communities, enhancing the freedom for all to thrive.