Municipal & Utilities
Safety & Security
The Cortez Fire Protection District has a number of dedicated members and a website with a great deal of helpful information to protect your loved ones and your business. There are also fire protection districts for: Dolores, Mancos, Pleasant View, Lewis Arriola, Towaoc and Mesa Verde.
Cortez Regional Airport is located just south of Cortez with service several times daily. There are also regional airports located in Durango, CO and Farmington, NM, both one hour away. The closest large hub airport is located four hours away in Albuquerque, NM.
There is caring and compassionate shelter for animals in need. If you have an animal in need or would like to give one a loving home please visit the Cortez Animal Shelter for more information.
Parks & Recreation
The Cortez Area is very fortunate to have a beautiful park system that includes a recreation center, municipal pool complex, golf course, walking trails and more. To explore all it has to offer and see current programs offered, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department website.
Water service, Trash and Recycling pick-up are provided to Cortez residents by the City of Cortez. For more information or to set up an account & service contact the City of Cortez.
Sanitation is provided by Cortez Sanitation District: 970-565-3962
Electrical power is provided by Empire Electric
Natural gas is provided by Atmos Gas
Propane is provided by several companies; click here for more information
Telephone Service (residential & business) is provided by Century Link
Internet Access is offered by several businesses in the area. For more information please visit our Business Listings