What is Arapahoe County?

We get it: your knowledge of Arapahoe County may be limited to property tax statements and license plates—and maybe the occasional shout out on TV during severe weather. But less obvious are the hundreds of services provided by Arapahoe County government. 

The Arapahoe County government serves our communities in ways both obvious and obscure. As the beating heart of local and regional government, we’re here for our neighbors on their best days—and their worst. Our elected officials and employees share our residents’ goals of preserving our quality of life, whether urban, suburban or rural, on our roads or on our trails, at home or at work. 

So, how do we do it?

We support our residents and businesses through hundreds of programs and services, each designed to support and nourish our community. And while you may only need to access a handful of services, we want to ensure that you know what is available to you as a resident.

Here, we’ll feature 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.

This project is meant to evolve as needs and demands change, so we encourage you to check back to discover more about what your county government does for you. Have a suggestion? We’d love to hear it! Poke around below to learn more about your County. 

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