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Special Election to Fill a Town Board Vacancy


The Special Election will take place on August 20, 2024.  For those interested in running for the vacant seat, Nomination Petitions will be available during regular business hours beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM.  All Nomination Petitions must be returned to the Clerk's Office no later than close of business at 4:00 PM on July 1, 2024.

As with all Municipal Elections, this will be a polling place election.  The polls will be open 7 AM to 7 PM on August 20.  Please contact Tuggy Dunton, Town Clerk/Treasurer, if you have any questions.

Town Hall Hours of Operation

Town Hall is open to the public from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.  We look forward to serving you, either in person or via phone call.

You can reach the Ignacio Police Department by calling 970-563-4206.

If you have a utility emergency, please call the on-call number (970-759-3660). The Public Works employee that is on call will assess the emergency and respond accordingly. If you have a utility billing question, please call Town Hall (970-563-9494) or email the Town Clerk/Treasurer at

Water Quality Reports

The 2022 Water Quality Report is now available.  To view this report, please click HERE.  This report has also been posted at Town Hall and the Ignacio Community Library.  It is available for review at Town Hall during regular business hours.

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Town Board Meeting Info

The Town Board will hold a Work Session on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Abel F. Atencio Community Room.  The agenda and detailed information on how you can attend will be posted HERE a minimum of 24 hours prior to the Work Session.  There is no opportunity for public comment during the Work Session.

For the Zoom Etiquette document, please click HERE.


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Affordable Connectivity Program Flier - If you qualify, you could get $30 off your monthly internet access bill.  For the complete flier, click HERE.

ELHI Community Center Contact Information - For a detailed list of organizations and contact information, please click HERE.

La Plata County Code Red Sign-Up Press Release - for the full press release, please click HERE.


Housing Needs

The Town of Ignacio has been working on assessing and addressing the housing needs in our community.  Short Elliott Hendrickson, the Engineering Firm that the Town is contracted with, did a housing assessment in 2020.  To view the report of this assessment, please click HERE.

In preparation for new housing that the Town anticipates will be added as a result of the housing needs assessment, the Planning Commission and Town Board also updated the Land Use and Development Code (LUDC).  For the complete LUDC, please click HERE.  To see the updated Zoning Map that was adopted at the same time as the LUDC, please click HERE.

To view the first quarter 2024 Regional Housing Alliance newsletter, please click HERE.  The photo at the top of the newsletter was taken during the ground-breaking ceremony at Rock Creek.  This housing project is underway with infrastructure being built now.  We hope to have the first homes available this Fall.  Stay tuned for more details.


Bayfield Transfer Station

For those of you who are looking for an option of a location to take your yard waste, the Bayfield Transfer Station is open again.  To see the entire press release, including the dates and hours of operation for both the Bayfield and Marvel Transfer Stations, please click HERE.


Call Before You Dig!

Colorado 811 has given some helpful information on who to call, when to call, what to be aware of before you dig, and many other things.  Please see the flier that they have provided by clicking HERE.


Planning Commission

Do you love your community?  Do you want to influence the vision and direction of the Town of Ignacio?  Now you can!  There are multiple openings on the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.  To learn more about these two opportunities, please visit our website (, hover your mouse over Town Departments / Planning Department, and select the designated link.  You can download an application HERE or from the Applications, Forms and Licenses page of our website.  Once your completed application is received, it will be submitted to the Town Board for review.  Individuals who currently own a business or property within Ignacio town limits, but do not live within the town limits, can still serve.  You will be notified when your application is up for review, as the Town Board will want to talk with you.  If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall.


Effective January 1, 2023

In 2021, House Bill 21-1162 was voted into law.  This new bill imposes a 10-cent fee for every single-use bag (paper or plastic) that a "large" retail store supplies to each customer.  A large retail store is defined as a store that has more than three locations within the State of Colorado and/or has stores in other states.  The stores within our community that this law applies to are Family Dollar, Seven to Eleven, and Subway.

To see a document that contains all the details concerning this new fee, please click HERE.

UPDATES to the Plastic Bag Fee adopted into law with HB 23-1285

On June 1, 2023, House Bill 23-1285 was voted into law.  Among other items, this bill updates the required reporting times to include 2023 dates.
To see the entire bill, please click HERE.


CDOT 2022 Transportation Annual

The Colorado Department of Transportation has published their 2022 Transportation Annual.  This document outlines the Transit Goals for the next 25 years, explains current projects in the each of the 5 Regions, and introduces you to staff.  To view the document, please click HERE.  Our very own Interim Town Manager, Mark Garcia, was appointed by Governor Polis to the Transportation Commission and has been serving in that capacity since July 2021.  If you have questions, please reach out to CDOT, Region 5, at their Durango Office:  3803 North Main Ave. #306 Durango, CO 81301 (970-385-1423).


Downtown Redevelopment Plan

The University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP) at UC Denver has partnered with the Town of Ignacio to assemble a downtown redevelopment plan. The goal of this project is to enhance the downtown core along Goddard Avenue between the blocks of Lampert Street and Empire Street centering on the Highway 151 Intersection.  For news and progress reports, please visit their website,


Town Board Strategic Plan

The Town Board of Trustees has been working with Sagebrush Consulting and has just completed and adopted the Strategic Plan for 2021 - 2023!

To review, download, or print this plan, click HERE.


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