Public Works

Holiday Schedule:

The Public Works and Landfill will be closed on the following days. If you have any questions please contact us at (970) 641-0044 (Public Works) or the (970) 641-5522 (Landfill).

Public Works

Public Works will follow the 2019 Holiday Schedule.


Gunnison County Landfill will follow the below listed holiday schedule.

  • 2019
  • January 1st - New Years Day
  • May 27th - Memorial Day
  • July 4th - Independence Day
  • September 2nd - Labor Day
  • November 11th - Veteran's Day (observed)
  • November 28th - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25th - Christmas Day

Winter Hours of Operation (Jan 1st - March 14th)

Monday - Friday8:00 AMto4:00 PM
Saturday *8:00 AMto3:00 PM

* 1st Saturday of Each Month ONLY

Sage-Grouse Hours of Operation (March 15th to May 15th)

Monday - Friday9:00 AMto4:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AMto3:00 PM

Landfill Hours of Operation (May 16th to December 31st)

Monday - Friday8:00 AMto4:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AMto3:00 PM

Recycle Center Press Release

Some changes are coming to the Recycle Center. Please read the press release linked here for more information.

Blue Mesa ReservoirMission

The mission of the Public Works Department is
to provide infrastructure construction and management services to residents, visitors and County departments so they can travel on County roads, pursue recreational interests, and enjoy living in a more sustainable environment.

Standard Adoption

Gunnison County has adopted the standards for road and bridge construction.


Gunnison County Public Works Department issues the following permits:
  • Access Permits: An access permit is necessary any time an access will be constructed in Gunnison County.
  • Reclamation Permits: Anytime ground is disturbed for construction purposes inside the sage grouse occupied habitat boundary OR if the total ground disturbance is at or above 10,000 square feet outside of the sage grouse habitat boundary. 
  • Road Cut Permits: For any work done in, through or under a county road.
  • Surface Alteration Permits: For any work done on the shoulder or in the right-of-way of a county road.
  • Oversize Load Permits: When transporting over length, width, height or weight vehicles on county roads.
  • Revocable Right-of-Way Permits: For any type of improvement placed in the road right-of way.

Documents for Sale

  • Gunnison County Standards and Specifications for New Construction of Roads and Bridges: Newest revision is May 2008, cost is $15 plus shipping charges.
  • Gunnison County maintained county road maps: Three map set, cost is $30 plus shipping charges
You can also obtain information for:
  • Access Waiver of Standards
  • Private Snow Plowing Agreements
  • Street and/or Alley Vacations