Pitkin County Courthouse is located at 530 East Main Street, Aspen CO 81611; phone: 970-920-5180.
The County is named for Frederick W. Pitkin [1837-1886] who served as governor of Colorado from 1879-1883.
Covering 975 square miles, Pitkin County is located in the heart of the White River National Forest, surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the central Rocky Mountains. Pitkin County includes the communities of Aspen, Snowmass, Woody Creek, Old Snowmass, Meredith, Thomasville, Redstone and portions of the town of Basalt. With the county seat in Aspen, Colorado, Pitkin County was established in 1881 and became a home rule county in 1978. That means Pitkin County has the authority to establish the organization and structure of the county government via a document known as the Pitkin County Home Rule Charter. A five-member board of county commissioners and the staff are empowered to run the county operations in accordance with the charte