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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Updated Town of Buena Vista Services Announcement 10/1/20

The Town of Buena Vista Colorado 1879

Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Town of Buena Vista Services Announcement
October 1, 2020


Town Hall, the Police Department, and the Community Center are open on a limited basis. The Fire Department and Public Works buildings will remain closed except by appointment through at least October 31,2020.


Masks are required for entry into any public indoor space, including all Town facilities.

Town Hall will be open Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, for the following purposes only:

  • To make a cash or credit/debit card payment on a water bill or Town fee/invoice.
  • To get a document notarized.
  • To purchase burial sites at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
  • To drop off paperwork that cannot easily be mailed in (plats, building plans, etc.).
    (By appointment – call Doug Tart at 719-581-1028 or Mark Doering at 719-581-1025 to schedule)

The Police Department will be open Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 4:30pm for the following purpose only:

  • To make a cash or credit/debit card payment on a traffic ticket or municipal court fine.


The Community Center is closed to the public but private reservations are available for groups under 20 people with social distancing restrictions.


For Fire Department inquiries, please call 719-395-8098.


For Public Works inquiries (streets/water service/parks), please call 719-395-6898.


Town offices will be minimally staffed. Only one member of the public will be allowed in Town buildings at a time (except for the Community Center).

The public is asked to conduct all other types of business by phone or online. 


General inquiries
Please call our main line at 719-395-8643. This line will be staffed during business hours.


For Water Billing questions or to make a credit/debit card payment by phone
Please contact Lisa Brooker at 719-581-1018 /

Water payments will continue to be accepted by mail, by bank draft, in the drop box outside Town Hall, via our automated telephone system (1-833-431-1749; a $1.25 fee applies), and via the Town website (go to and scroll down to “Water Bill Pay”; a $1.25 fee applies).


For Liquor Licensing, Business Licensing, public record inquires, cemetery inquires, and general information 

Please contact Paula Barnett at 719-581-1017 /


For Planning Department inquiries (building permit, fence/shed, CO inspection, etc.)
Please contact Doug Tart at 719-581-1028 /


For Code Enforcement questions
Please contact Grant Bryans at 719-581-1024 /


For Public Works questions (streets/water/parks)
 Please contact Shawn Williams at 719-395-6898 /


For Recreation Department inquiries (Rec programs, Community Center, etc.)
Please contact Earl Richmond at 719-395-2408 /


As we work toward reopening the Town, the following restrictions remain in effect:

  • Board of Trustees Meetings will be conducted virtually for the public and participants. Conferencing access information is provided in the Trustee agenda -
  • Building permit applications are being accepted by arrangement via email and phone conversations. Certificate of Occupancy inspections will continue by appointment only.


BV Rec would like to update you on what is open for our citizens to enjoy and what facilities remain closed to protect the overall health of our community. Stay tuned for more updates and additional information.

The following facilities are OPEN* with posted restrictions and guidelines:

  • The Buena Vista Dog Park
  • Pump Track
  • Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • Skate Park
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Town Trail Systems
  • Town Fields and General Park Areas
  • Play Structures - Columbine Park, Community Center Park, McPhelemy Park, Millie Crymble Park, Rocks and Ropes Park, South Main Town Square Boulders
  • All Pavilions and Picnic Areas
  • All Public Restrooms

*Permitted usage in these spaces does not include any activities that would violate the six-foot distance requirements, group gatherings, or activities that would involve the sharing of any equipment.


In alignment with the Colorado Safer-at-Home requirements, the following FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

  • Splash Park Water Feature
  • Community Center Showers
  • BV Community Center - Closed to the public but private reservations are available for groups under 10 people for the Aspen Room and under 20 people for the Pinon Room with social distancing restrictions. 

Buena Vista’s in-town open spaces and trails remain open. When outside, remember to always practice physical distancing. Avoid congregating in groups and only recreate with your immediate family or housemates. Expect limited services and bring your own hand sanitizer. Most importantly be safe and have some FUN.

Stay Happy - Stay Healthy - BV Rec

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