Getting Started in Chaffee County



Phone: (719) 395-2412, FAX 719-395-8742

Location: 29780 US Hwy 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211, PO Box 2013


XCEL Energy – electricity and natural gas Park, Lake and other Counties




ATMOS if you have Natural Gas (typically in town)

Phone: 888-286-6700

Location: at 1448 F. Street, Salida, CO 81201



Phone: 719-395-8445 for propane

Phone: 719-395-0212 for natural gas

Location: 655 Gregg, PO Box 2059



Phone: 719-539-6402

Location: 10013 W. US Hwy 50, Poncha Springs, 81242


Garbage & Recycling

These services are sometimes provided in subdivisions

Chaffee County Waste and single stream curbside recycling, Phone:  (719) 395-6656

Waste Management and sorted curbside recycling, Phone:  (719) 539-6911

Shamrock Disposal Services (no recycling offered), Phone (719) 239-4854


Recycling services (funded by County and three local Municipalities), contracting with Angel of Shavano (Mickey Barry) 719-207-1197

Learn more and how to sort:

Buena Vista Public Works, 755 Gregg Drive, Buena Vista

Salida Hot Springs Pool, 410 US Hwy 50, Salida

Chaffee County Landfill, 16550 Hwy 285


Chaffee County Landfill:

16550 US Hwy 285, Salida, CO;



Post Offices

Buena Vista 81211

Note: many BV addresses do not receive mail. Bring your lease agreement to the Post Office to get a PO Box-talk to us if you are having trouble getting packages shipped.

110 Brookdale Ave, Buena Vista, CO 81211


Salida 81201

310 D St, Salida, CO 81201


Nathrop 81236

22617 US Hwy 285, Nathrop, CO 81236


Poncha Springs 81242

6500 US Hwy 285, Poncha Springs, CO 81242



Buena Vista Public Library

Phone: 719-395-8700

Location: 131 Linderman Ave, PO Box 2019


Salida Regional Library

Phone: 719-539-4826

Location: 405 E Street, Salida


Water & Sanitation Departments

Rentals: Water and sewer are often provided with your rent. If not, owner will request these be transferred to your name and you will be notified.


Buena Vista

Water Department Buena Vista

Phone: 719-395-6898 or 6713

Location: 321 East Main, PO Box 2002



Buena Vista Sanitation District

Phone: 719-395-8095

Location: CR 301, PO Box 3069



Salida/Poncha Springs

Salida Utilities: Water and Sanitation Department

Phone: 719-530-2622


Location: 48 E. 1st St., Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201



AUTO – license and registration

Drivers License options

Salida Phone: (719) 539-2802

120 W 3rd St, Salida, CO 81201



Phone: (719) 486-0888

505 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461


Auto, truck, trailer registration

Phone: (719) 539-4004

104 E Crestone Ave, Salida, CO 81201


Internet & TV Services

Charter Spectrum – Cable provider, TV & Internet


CenturyLink – Internet on DSL

Phone: 866-963-6665


Hughes Net – Satellite Internet

Phone: (866) 534-3931


Central Colorado Telecom – Internet

Phone: 719-937-7700


Dish Network – Satellite TV


General Information

If you are a homeowner and moving into a property in Chaffee County, the one to notify is the County Clerk: 719-539-4004 to make your new home your primary residence.

Also, one or both of these offices need to be notified: Assessor: 719-539-4016; Treasurer: 719-539-6808