The Colorado Constitution establishes the following county officers: Commissioners, Treasurer, Assessor, Coroner, Clerk and Recorder, Surveyor, and Sheriff, with duties provided under state law.
Commissioners are the main policy-making body in the county. They are also responsible for the county’s administrative and budgetary functions. All elected officials serve four-year terms. By law, they are independent of each other and from the County Commissioners. Their powers and duties are defined in the Colorado Constitution. County commissioners have no direct authority over the other elected officials in the County except that Commissioners do approve budgets for all the other Elected Officials’ departments.