Ouray County Courthouse
PO Box C  -  541 4th St.  -  Ouray, CO 81427
Phone: 970.325.7320

Ouray County lies in southwest Colorado and encompasses a diverse landscape, including the headwaters of the Uncompahgre River in the high country of the San Juan Mountains, the broad mesas of the Uncompahgre Plateau region, and the valley of the Uncompahgre River. (Google Maps link)

The county covers 542 square miles and has a population of around 4,530. Two municipalities lie within the county, the
City of Ouray and the Town of Ridgway.

While active mining operations and agriculture remain a vital and active part of life in Ouray County, tourism now forms the basis of our economy. Visitors from around the world are drawn to Ouray County for its history, natural beauty and variety of outdoor activities. The quality of this unique experience available in Ouray County is unmatched anywhere else in the world!

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Ouray County Quick Links

WENS stands for Wireless Emergency Notification System
WENS is a general warning system of text messages sent when the recipient might be
affected by something occurring within Ouray County. It may include an emergency
road closure or a warning to avoid a specific area for safety reasons.


Sign Up for CodeRED
  CodeRED is for serious emergencies that may involve evacuation of your home or
sheltering in place. It will include voice mail as well as text.

Also, please download the iPhone app or scan the QRS code on the flyer.

Agendas, Minutes, Resolutions and Work Sessions

4-H Event Center & Fairgrounds

4-Wheel Drive Road Schedule

Alpine Loop OHV Brochure

Assessor Online Parcel Information

Building Inspection

Budget: 2014

Camp Bird Road Slow and Quiet Zone Brochure

Clerk & Recorder Public Records Search

Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2011

County Ordinances

County Proclamations

Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Rebates

Land Use Code

Marriage License

Motor Vehicle Registration

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (2013 Draft)

OHV Regulations

Prescription Drug Card

Print a Prescription Drug Card

Renewable Energy Rebates

Visual Impact Information and Documents

Tax Payment Info

Wildfire Annual Operating Plan for 2012

Yankee Boy - Yankee Boy Conservation Association Brochure

Yankee Boy - Welcome to Yankee Boy Basin

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Resolution 2014-014 Adopting a County Road Map
2014-014 Exhibit A - Ouray County Road Map
2014-014 Exhibit B - Ouray County Historic Route Index

Hearing Packet and Additional Documents

County Road 1 TIGER 6 Grant Application

Policy Regarding Public Requests for Materials/Information

2014     ELECTIONS

2014 Primary Results (Colorado Secretary of State site)

Sample Ballots
2014 Primary ACP.pdf
2014 Primary DEM.pdf
2014 Primary REP.pdf

Adoption of County Road Map