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Fremont County took its name from famed western explorer Captain John C. Fremont, "The Pathfinder," who, along with his scout Kit Carson, mapped the territory in 1843. Fremont County is nestled along the Arkansas River valley in south central Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Fremont County encompasses an area of 1,533 square miles and has a population of 47,426. Mild weather and beautiful landscapes make Fremont County a tourist attraction in all seasons. Towns such as Cañon City, Florence, Penrose and Cotopaxi reside within the County.

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Changes Coming for Motor Vehicle
You may experience longer wait times than normal in the Motor Vehicle Department this summer. The State of Colorado is upgrading all offices with new technology. Our staff will be training throughout the summer to learn the new system and sometimes we will be short staffed. We will make every effort possible to expedite your visit with us. Take advantage of our online renewal services, our drop boxes and our self-service kiosk at these times.

Our Motor Vehicle Department will be closed and no in-person or online services will be available from August 1-5, 2018 as we cutover to the new system. The new system is going to be so much more functional and efficient and we are excited to announce new online services will be available starting August 6, 2018. Please be patient with us as we learn and train on the new system so that we might better serve you in the future!
April 9, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing: Adoption of Proposed New Fremont County OWTS Regulations
A public hearing will be held on April 24, 2018, at 10:00 am in Room LL3 (Lower Level) of the Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Ave, Canon City, for the purpose of receiving public comments regarding the proposed adoption of Fremont County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) regulations.
March 28, 2018

2017 Fremont County Accountability Report
The 2017 Accountability Report for Fremont County is now available.
February 27, 2018

COSI Applications and Deadlines
New applications and information for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) are available. Visit the COSI page for more information.
February 1, 2018

Fremont County Airport Hangar for Rent
Fremont County Airport has a corporate, heated hangar for rent. Daily and weekly rents are available. Contact main airport office at (719) 784-3816 for more information. View photo.
January 13, 2016


Side DardenFremont County Elected Officials name Sid Darden as the 2017 Fremont County Employee of the Year. His dedication and hard work has not gone unnoticed by his co-workers.

The nomination letter stated the following reasons for consideration for this recognition:

“…very dependable, efficient and unfailingly punctual; detail oriented; willing to take on difficult projects…” 
“…extremely dedicated, helpful…”

Sid’s pride in Fremont County shows and his years of loyal service are commendable. The County is a better place with him as a part of it.

Congratulations and a recognition well deserved!

Check Out Past Recipients of Fremont County Employee of the Year Awards

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