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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

A list of community resources and City of Durango service adjustments can be found at

Provide Feedback on Proposed Campaign Finance Complaints Policy

The community can provide feedback on a proposed ordinance to establish an administrative process for receiving, investigating and responding to possible violations of rules related to municipal campaign finance matters. More details at

Fall Cleanup

City of Durango residents have the opportunity to discard yard waste during designated curbside pickup times. Fall Cleanup begins October 5, 2020. View the entire schedule and more details at

2021 Budget Workshop & Presentation

View the workshop video and the presentation slides from the virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 26 at

Durango, Colorado Seeks Finance Director

Nestled in the majestic playground of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, at the crossroads of the Four Corners (where Colorado’s border meets Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico), Durango is a charming mountain town where the sun shines more than 300 days each year. The city encompasses 17.1 square miles and has an elevation that evens out at 6,512 feet. Durango is the county seat of La Plata County and has a population of more than 19,000.

The City of Durango is seeking a self-motivated, confident, and assertive leader who is capable of leading by action, not just direction. The new Finance Director must demonstrate solid management skills and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position requires preparing and presenting clear and concise administrative and financial reports in varying complexities.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Five (5) or more years of experience in government finance is required. Senior-level management experience is preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain current certification as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant is preferred. The City of Durango offers a competitive salary that ranges from $127,347.38-$178,286.37 depending on qualifications and experience.

Click here for additional details on the application process.

For more information on this position, please contact:

Larry Gilley, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources

5G/Small Cell Antenna Technology

The City of Durango has published a FAQ to help answer many of the questions that Durango residents have been asking about new cellular antennas that have been proposed.

2020 Adopted Budget

Click here to view the 2020 Adopted Budget (PDF). The document is large and may take a few minutes to download.

2019-2020 City Council Goals

City Council adopted their 2019-2020 goals at the September 3, 2019 regular meeting.

Signup for CodeRED

Visit to signup for CodeRED Emergency Alerts. You can receive alerts via phone, text and/or email. 

Homelessness Strategic Planning

La Plata County and the City of Durango have co-funded an effort to develop a strategic plan to identify short-, mid-, and long-term strategies to reduce homelessness in La Plata County, with a focus on areas within and around the City of Durango.

City of Durango Street Department

Table of Comparable Cities

Click here to view a chart comparing city services within Colorado (PDF).

2019 Utility Rate Changes

Housing Plan Update

View a copy of the Housing Plan (PDF). Learn more about the housing initiative.

The Comprehensive Plan 2017 update

Get all the details at this link.

City of Durango Character Districts Initiative

Learn more about this exciting project by visiting the project website: Durango Districts

Animas River Water Quality

Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) has been monitoring the water quality of the Animas River since before, during, and after the Gold King Mine release. Under a partnership between MSI and the City of Durango, MSI will continue the monitoring program in 2016 in order to understand changes in water quality during storm events and spring runoff. Water Quality information for the Animas River is available by visiting the Mountain Studies Institute website

Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Animas La Plata (ALP) Project. The lake is full and the surface area is approximately 1,500 acres at maximum elevation and the reservoir area includes a total of approximately 5,500 acres. Lake Nighthorse is two miles from downtown Durango and provides a significant recreational amenity to the area. Find more information regarding Lake Nighthorse.

 City Projects

Website Functionality

  • Have you seen Ask Durango? Use this to report things like a pothole or street light issues or even to praise a City employee.
  • Share your perspective with the City in various surveys posted to Virtual City Hall, the City’s online forum for civic engagement.
  • Check out the City’s Notify Me feature that will send you emails related to topics of your choice.