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Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases within Lincoln County, PUBLIC ACCESS to the County Complex and Annex are limited. The County Government will remain operational for business.

Welcome to Lincoln County

All county offices will be closed on these approved holidays

In an ongoing effort to keep the Lincoln County Landfill in compliance with the Colorado Solid Wastes Disposal Sites and Facilities Act, the following will be the hours of public operation for the county landfill beginning on July 1, 2017:
Monday through Saturday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Closed on Sunday
Closed on recognized Lincoln County holidays
Questions may be directed to the landfill at (719) 763-2465.


Lincoln County was formed in 1889 from parts of Elbert and Bent Counties.  Geographically, the county forms a backward block L, which is 72 miles long and 48 miles wide in the south, but only 30 miles wide in the north.  The total area of Lincoln County is 2,593 square miles of rolling prairie with several river valleys and numerous sand hills.  Lincoln County geographically is part of the high plains portion of the Colorado Piedmont, and as such the terrain is quite flat and ranges in elevation from 4,500 feet in the southeast to approximately 5,400 feet in the northwest.

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Fire Restriction

Hugo, Limon and Arriba - Stage 3 (6/29/2020

Genoa and Karval - Stage 2 (5/22/2018)

Stage Details

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds has been designated by the State of Colorado as an Enterprise Zone Contribution project.  For further information on how to make a donation for fairgrounds improvements and promotion and receive a tax credit click here. For further information contact County Administrator Jacob Piper at 719-743-2810.

To schedule use of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds or the Events Building call Fairgrounds Manager John Palmer at 719-743-2530.


Lincoln County Legislators

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg

Senate District 1
Webpage: Jerry Sonnenberg


Representative Richard Holtorf

House District 64
Webpage: Richard Holtorf