Municipal & Utilities

There are 3 incorporated municipalities in Montezuma County: Cortez, Dolores and Mancos

Please click here for information specific to Dolores
Please click here for information specific to Mancos

Safety & Security

For more information about area law enforcement go to the websites for the Cortez Police Department or the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office

Fire Protection

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. 

Air Transportation

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.

Animal Shelter

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