The Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016, where they adopted Ordinance Number 16, declaring fire restrictions and a ban on the sale and use of fireworks.
In an effort to optimize our staffing levels in the Support Services Division (Front Office) and continue to provide the best possible customer service, we have changed the hours of operation.
The new hours of operation are:
Monday thru Thursday – 7:30am to 5:30pm
Days and Times for Civil Fingerprints
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:00am to 11:00am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Concealed Weapons Fingerprints
Tuesday and Thursday only
1:30PM – 5:30PM
Grand County was established in 1874 by the Territory of Colorado, thus becoming a county two years before Colorado became a state. It was named for the Grand River, the name by which the Colorado River was known at that time. The county was formed from a portion of Summit County but acquired its current boundaries in 1877, when part of the Grand County was used to create Routt County. The area of 1,854 square miles (larger than Rhode Island) consists of meadows, rivers, valleys, and mountains.
The County Seat is Hot Sulphur Springs, which is also where the Grand County Sheriff’s Office is located. Hot Sulphur Springs was originally a summer campground for Native Americans who came for the hot springs. The Town itself was established in 1860 making it the oldest town in the county and originally named Saratoga West and sometimes called Warm Springs. In 1863 the name was changed to reflect the hot springs in the area that were used for medicinal purposes, and on September 8th, 1874 John Baker became the first elected sheriff of the county. The River in our patch depicts the headwaters of the (today’s) Colorado River which are located in Grand County, and the snow capped mountains represent the Continental Divide that runs through.