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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Pitkin County Continuity of Business Plan During Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in the Community


In the spirit of social distancing set forth in the Public Health Order declared by Pitkin County on March 12, 2020, most county staff will be working remotely until further and all meetings with staff will be conducted via email, telephone or video conferencing. Pitkin County Commissioner meetings will be televised on Comcast Channel 11 and via online streaming at

“Our Continuity of Operations Plan is in full swing,” said County Manager Jon Peacock. “Admittedly there are many issues we did not anticipate with the onslaught of this novel virus in our community but our dedicated public servants are now working around-the-clock to not only try to hunt down and reduce the spread of Coronavirus here but to maintain all essential government operations. I’m humbled by how well my staff is managing during this crisis and ask that our community be compassionate and patient as we keep all essential services afloat,” Peacock said. 

For the most up-to-date local information please go to Call the Pitkin County Coronavirus Hotline with questions at 970-429-6186. 


As of 3.13.2020 the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is open and operating with the addition of regular deep cleaning and implementing social distancing protocol. of all airport facilities including the terminal. Check with your airline regarding flight information. 


The Assessor’s office will remain open 8 - 5 Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 - 4. Staff will be limited but full service remains available. Most information is available at All property information can be found at


In the spirit of social distancing, we are asking ALL community members to conduct their Motor Vehicle, Recording, and Election business online during this public health crisis. Please do not travel to the Clerk’s office if your transactions are not essential. 

Go to to find driver license renewal, motor vehicle renewal, and many more popular online services.  If you need further assistance with online services, please call the 970-429-2717.

Recording: public records search and marriage license applications are available online at the website.  For further assistance with online services, please call 970-429-2716.

To register to vote, update your record, or search for a Pitkin County candidate packet for the upcoming June 30th, 2020 Primary Election, go online to  If you need further online assistance, please call 970-429-2732.

The Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s office asks the public either delay non-pressing business or use the Clerk’s office online resources to do business. 

For current Clerk and Recorder operations information follow this link online:  

Community Development 

Community Development employees are working remotely until further notice. Meetings will be conducted through various virtual meeting formats rather than in-person. Each department in Com Dev. is set up to accommodate the public in order to keep building or planning applications moving forward. 

Please use our online payment system for building permit payments. 

If you have non-digital material to deliver, please contact the planning or building employee with whom you have been working for instructions on delivery.If you have questions we have a list of our employee contacts on our website at Community Development. 

Community Development Contact Information:

 Inspection Line:  970-920-5532

 Planner of the Day:  970-429-6108 

 Builder of the Day: 

 Main Line:  970-920-5526

 Alex Sanchez (for Building Payment Questions):  970-355-5068 or 

 Bonnie Shiles (for Planning Payment Questions):  970-920-5109 or

Environmental Health 

Environmental Health will be working with the Pitkin County response to the Corona Virus COVID-19 for the time being, permit reviews and all other usual duties will be delayed. 

Human Services 

We are maintaining all mandated services and operations primarily virtually (economic services, protective services, veteran services, healthy community fund) call 920-5325 to reach these offices. 

 The Schultz Health and Human Services Building and all the agencies housed in the building are open and available by phone. The building is open but we discourage entrance if unwell. 

Senior Services programming is suspended. People over 60 can call 920-5432 if they need home-delivered meals and help with anything else they might need to support them at home.


The Pitkin County Library has canceled all programs, events, activities and meeting room bookings.

At this time, the library will continue to be open with regular hours.

The library is practicing “social distancing” to help deter the spread of coronavirus.  To this end, many public computers have been removed and the remaining computers are now “Express Computers” with a 30-minute appointment per day.

Open Space and Trails

All staff in the Pitkin County Administrative building will be working remotely until further notice. 

Open Space rangers will still be out on the trails and properties and our maintenance staff will continue patrolling and clearing trailheads.


We have instituted social distancing protocol at the customer window in effect. Please use mail delivery if possible. 

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