Milky Way over Medano Creek and Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes is a certified International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. Photo Credit: NPS/Patrick Myers

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Sunset at the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve



Welcome to Alamosa County!

Our thriving community is home to over 15,000 residents. Alamosa is the commercial hub of the San Luis Valley and the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Equipped with prime agricultural land, innovative businesses in energy, industry, cultural heritage, and transportation, Alamosa County residents and visitors also enjoy access to some of Colorado's best wilderness and outdoor recreation. Our climate is perfect for the agricultural production of barley, potatoes, alfalfa, and with 350+ days of sunshine a year, we are one of the most productive locations for solar power plants in the U.S.



Tax Payment Information for 2024

Important News about Tax Payments in 2024

Hello and thank you for visiting the Alamosa County website. As you may be aware, there are some major changes to your tax statement for 2023 property taxes payable in 2024:

Your tax statements will be mailed later than normal due to changes in State Law. The Colorado Legislature and Governor Polis recently enacted changes to laws to accommodate property tax relief, which will delay Colorado counties certifying their tax roll. The new tax roll deadline is January 24, 2024, which is two weeks later than previous years. This extra time will allow taxing authorities sufficient time to certify their mill levies and county assessors more time to compile newly required data. The changes do not alter the first-half payment due date for property taxes which is February 29, 2024, due to the 2024 Leap Year. We anticipate the tax notices will be mailed on approximately February 10, 2024; which is almost one month later than in previous years. We apologize but this is out of our control. 

Thank you,
Amy McKinley
Alamosa County Treasurer

Alamosa County Employees of the Quarter

Please join us in congratulating our 2024 
1st Quarter Employee of the Quarter Winners! 

Thank you Anthony Ortiz (DHS), Kathy Cordova (DHS), 
Troy Way (Sheriff Dept) and Jacob Navares-not pictured (DHS) 
for everything you do! Congratulations!
Commissioner Van Ry, Commissioner Heersink, Anthony Ortiz, Kathy Cordova, Troy Way, Sheriff Jackson, Commissioner Laske

Alamosa County Announces Bright Future Scholarship

Alamosa County would like to announce the Alamosa County Bright Future Scholarships!  Two students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship apiece. Application deadline is April 30, 2024 and is open to high school seniors & college students who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution.  The applicant must have an immediate family member employed with Alamosa County 12 months prior to application.  All application packets must be emailed to Maricruz Mora  at or hand delivered to the administration office at 8900 Independence Way by the deadline. Application can be downloaded here

Alamosa County Bright Future Scholarship


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Alamosa Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 9:00AM in the Alamosa County Administration Building, 8900 Independence Way, Alamosa, Colorado to receive public input regarding the adoption of t
Alamosa County, in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (“CEO”), on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Region Transmission Coalition (“RMR-TC”) partners are issuing this Request for Proposal “Upper Rio Grande Valley Transmission Study and Stakeholder Engagement” to consulting firms specializing in the energy sector and stakeholder engagement to conduct the Upper Rio Grande Valley (“URGV”) Tran