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.
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.
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.
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.
Boulder County’s Personnel and Policy Manual is a public document that guides county-wide direction. The manual is reviewed, updated, and approved by the Board of County Commissioners annually.
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.
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.