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In a country the size of the United States, interacting with government—whether city, county, state or federal—can be a bewildering, frustrating task. Even though public service professionals are dedicated to serving their constituents as efficiently as possible, the sheer size and complexity of the governmental matrix can sometimes make accessing our services seem daunting.

That’s why, to coincide with the annual National County Government Month, we’ve created County 101, an ongoing project designed to illuminate and clarify the functions of the Arapahoe County government, featuring everyday examples that demonstrate how we do what we do, and why. The stories and information you’ll see on this page will highlight the services our County offers either primarily or exclusively—everything from running elections to awarding building permits to maintaining roads and bridges—so you can more easily determine what you need and where and how you can get it.

The County 101 project is meant to evolve as the needs and demands of our residents, businesses and visitors change, so keep checking our site to discover more about county governments in general and Arapahoe County in particular. You also can offer suggestions or ask questions about all aspects of our work. We realize that these systems can occasionally be confusing, but by illuminating the basic functions of Arapahoe County we can hopefully make your interactions with us run more smoothly for everyone.

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    County 101: The Role of County Commissioners

    Watch this short video that outlines the many ways the Board of Commissioners helps ensure our communities’ economic health, public safety, legislative effectiveness and overall quality of life Read on...
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    What does the Clerk and Recorder's Office do for you?

    Whether you're casting a ballot, getting plates for your vehicle or getting married, take a few minutes and learn about the work we do Read on...
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    New Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office location addresses community needs

    Video describes how jointly funded office in Aurora is assisting veterans Read on...
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    Arapahoe County Assessor PK Kaiser outlines 2021 tax assessment process

    Area real estate market remains strong despite pandemic effects Read on...
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