City Clerk's Office

Contact Information

525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Voice: (719) 695-1031
Fax: (719) 738-1875

Mission Statement

To provide accurate information and maximize access to municipal government.

Personnel

Statutory Cities have an elected City Clerk who can serve for three terms unless the City votes to convert to an appointed Clerk (a similar arrangement to the City Administrator) or opt out of term limits. Professional City Clerks are certified through the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association after successful completion of a three year training program.

City Clerk
Veronica Vigil (2017-2019)
Acting Deputy City Clerk
Terry Martin - a certified Colorado Municipal Clerk. 
cityclerk@cityofwalsenburg.com

Duties

The City Clerk keeps all records, issues permits and licenses.

Objectives:

  • Respond to the needs of the City Council and their constituents.
  • Prepare and distribute docket materials in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and administer public hearings effectively
  • Administer and coordinate municipal elections effectively
  • Serve as filing officer.
  • Effectively support the election/appointment process for board and commission members.
  • Provide access to the City’s official record and legislative documents in as many different mediums as possible. Access to information is a core function of the Office of the City Clerk.
  • Maintain and preserve City Council proceedings and related documents (e.g., minutes, result sheets,resolutions/ordinances, contracts/agreements, leases/deeds/change orders).
  • Administer records management program for the City of Walsenburg.
  • Maintain custody of City documents effectively.
  • Deliver excellent customer service.
  • Utilize best business practices for customer management.
  • Respond quickly and accurately to customer requests.
  • Provide current, comprehensive, and accurate information to meet customers’ needs.
  • Communicate effectively across the City.
  • Effectively work as a team.
  • Enable open and honest communication within the Department.

Permits

Burn Permit Application

Licenses 

Walsenburg Business License

To renew or apply for your Walsenburg Business License , download a Business License​ Application and follow these helpful tips. Thank you for your application and best wishes for a successful year.

Some helpful tips and information:

  • Fill out the application as completely as possible, for help or questions call Terry Martin at 719-695-1034.
  • All Business’ must be current with the Secretary of State, for information regarding a State sales tax license or trade name registration, contact the Colorado Department of Revenue at 303-238-7378. 
  • The sales tax rate for Walsenburg is 3%, State of Colorado is 2.9%, and Huerfano County tax is 3%.
  • A food service businesses needs to have a current permit from the Health Department. For more  information, contact John Martinez, Environmental Health Specialist II at 719-845-2213.

Include your payment of $50.00 for a new business license

Business License annual renewal fee $50.00
New and renewal fee for tax exempt businesses $0.00

Late renewal application fees are as follows:

Applications filed February 1 through February 28 $60.00
Applications filed March 1 through March 31 $65.00
Application filed after March 31 $70.00
 

Public Records