News Alert Junkins Fire - Hwy 96 Reopened to thru traffic only
CR 395 is open. CR 358 (Junkins Park) is closed from Engelman Rd to Hwy 165. Access to Aspen Ridge and Junkins Loop is from CR 328, via the west end of CR 358. Hwy 165 is open from Colorado City to MM 12. Access to Ophir Creek open from Hwy 165, from MM 12 or Gardner off of Hwy 69. Hwy 96 is open to through traffic. Hwy 78 is open. Read more
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News Alert Stage II Fire Ban currently in effect
A Stage II fire ban is currently in effect for public and private land within Custer County. Read more
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Sheriff Byerly

Custer County Sheriff

Shannon Byerly, Sheriff
P.O.Box 1489
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: 719-783-2270
Fax: 719-783-9085
Emails: Sheriff Shannon Byerly -
Undersheriff Chris Barr -
Records Requests -
Emergencies:   911

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is located east of the County Courthouse building at 702 Rosita Avenue, Westcliffe, CO. 81252.
The office is open 24 hours a day.

Open Burn Management Plan and Permit

Open Burn Ordinance (Ordinance 15-02)

Off-Highway Vehicle Ordinance (Ordinance 15-01)
Sheriff E-mails are not monitored 24 hours a day. For calls for service or immediate needs, please telephone the Sheriff's Office at 783-2270.
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Custer County is now using CodeRED for their emergency communications to the public. The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county. When you enroll to receive CodeRED warning notifications, you will receive a call or message regarding such emergencies as severe thunderstorm warnings, fire warnings, flash flood warnings and winter storm warnings.

When a warning goes out, you will know the call is from CodeRed when your Caller ID displays 866-419-5000 or Emergency Comm for Emergency Notifications or 855-969-4636 or ECN Community for General Notifications. If you would like to hear the last message delivered to your phone, simply dial the number back.

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If you are not sure that you are included in the database, log onto the Custer County CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page. It is recommended that all businesses register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

If you do not have access to the internet, please stop by the public library for assistance on creating your account on CodeRED.

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