Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Collage of historic Boulder County photos

Boulder County Government

Learn about Boulder County government including its history and information about its elected officials and departments. Find information about how to get involved on advisory boards and commissions and participate in public meetings.

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About Boulder County

Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties organized by an enabling act of the first Colorado Territorial Legislature on Nov. 1, 1861. Read more about the geography, history, and priorities of Boulder County government.

Boards & Commissions

See how members of the community are shaping the future of Boulder County by being active in Boards & Commissions that give direction to the Board of County Commissioners.

Consortium of Cities

The Boulder County Consortium of Cities provides an organizational structure to promote interaction and communication among local governments for the benefit of the organizations and their residents.

Public Meetings

Participate in local government by attending or webstreaming any of our Board of County Commissioners Public Meetings and Hearings. We are also webstreaming Planning Commission meetings.

Use of County Grounds and/or Buildings for Public Assembly

Boulder County recognizes and supports the rights of free speech activities, including leafleting, displaying signs, picketing, and other activities involving the advancement, communication or expression of views, ideas, or grievances on county-owned properties. The county will protect freedom of speech, petition, and peaceful assembly as set forth in the U. S. Constitution; however, consistent with federal law, the county maintains the ability to regulate such activities on county-owned property with reasonable, time, place, and manner restrictions. This includes the designation of Public Forums, where public assemblies are allowed.