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.
Daytime view of houses on the front range with the mountains in the background

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.

Evening view of the Colorado Springs city skyline with the mountains in the background

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!

two stand-up paddleboarders on a smooth lake, with the mountains in the background

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.

front facade and entrance to Centennial Hall, the El Paso County Administration building at 200 South Cascade Avenue

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

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Planning Commission

July 19, 2024 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by August 2, 2024. The Planning Commission currently has vacancies for Regular members (terms are 3 years) and Associate members (terms are 1 year). …

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Volunteer Needed for El Paso County Housing Authority Board

July 15, 2024 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking a community-minded citizen volunteer to serve on the El Paso County Housing Authority Board. Applications for the open position are due by July 31, 2024. The Housing Authority Board is currently seeking one new member who is an active building industry representative. The El Paso…

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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.