Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado

"Friendliest Town Around"

What's New....

Hotchkiss Ave and 1st Street Intersection

The stop signs at the Hotchkiss Ave and 1st Street intersection have been reinstalled to help calm traffic on Hotchkiss Ave. Thanks for your understanding as we work to keep our community safe.

Municipal Election

Welcome to 2022! We are looking forward to an amazing year! The Town of Hotchkiss will be holding an election and need Citizens that would like to be a member of the Board of Trustees.

Requirements: You must be a Citizen of the Town of Hotchkiss and have lived in the Town limits for at least one (1) year

You must be a registered voter

You must be able to attend at least one meeting a month and a few work sessions throughout the year

Each candidate can only run for one (1) seat, either Mayor or Trustee but not both.

The Candidate Affidavit is due back to the Town Clerk's Office within ten (10) days of picking up the Nomination packet.

Packets are available at the Town Hall for pick up starting on January 4th and need to be completed and returned to the Clerk's Office on January 24th.

The Election will be held on April 5th.

Seats Available: Mayor- (1) seat available for a four (4) Year Term

Trustee- Four (4) seats available: three (3)-four (4) year terms and one (1)- two (2) year term

The Clerk's Office is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for any questions or to pick up your packet.

Business License

Per direction by the Town Council, the Town of Hotchkiss will be compiling information on businesses located in the town per Chapter VI of the Municipal Ordinances.  Business Licenses will be renewable yearly and will always expire on December 31st.  After issuance, the Business License should be visually displayed in the business location.

All existing businesses are asked to file an application by January 31st.  Click here to request an application to be emailed to you.  

New businesses should file an application within 30 days of starting operation.  Click here to request an application to be emailed to you.  

Any questions should be submitted by clicking here or by calling 970-872-3663.  Thanks so much for your help with this project.

Outside Water Restrictions

Outside water restrictions enacted on August 18, 2020 remain in effect.

Due to the drought and water shortage, the Town of Hotchkiss is implementing water usage restrictions.  


When watering lawns, gardens or any outdoor landscaping we ask all citizens with the odd numbered address to water on odd numbered calendar days and all of the even numbered addresses water on even numbered calendar days.  

We ask that you conserve water in any way possible.  Please be attentive to how and what water is being used for.  

Thank you, we appreciate your consideration and attention to conserving our water resources.

Local CDOT Projects

We will do our best to keep you updated as we receive information; however, CDOT will always be the best place to get the latest information.  

CDOT Little Blue Project Detour Start April 29th

The detour of traffic from CO 50 to CO 92 for the Little Blue Project may cause significant traffic increases in Hotchkiss over the next 18 months.  Please click here to see the information from CDOT. 

Please be patient and exercise caution when travelling near and especially when crossing Bridge St.  

CDOT US 50 Settlement Repair Project

Beginning May, 2020, motorists should plan for single lane traffic, head to head traffic with a 12 ft. width restriction, and a reduced speed limit throughout the work-zone.  The project will take place on US 50 beginning at Mile Point 47.6 and will continue for more than 16 miles to MP 64.5 north of Delta.  Click here for latest info from CDOT.

CDOT CO 92 Gunnison Bridge Project

Beginning November, 2021, and with completion planned for November, 2022, a temporary bridge will be installed to allow bypass of traffic during replacement of the bridge.  During Summer 2022, motorists may encounter single lane alternating traffic during day hours.  Click here for the latest info from CDOT.