Once an agricultural and mining area, Jefferson County, Colorado, is a thriving suburban, business, industrial, recreational and residential community. The mission of Jefferson County is to promote the safety, health and well-being of the Jefferson County community and the stewardship of its resources.
The county's Mission, Vision, Values and Goals gives staff and the community clearer and more concise direction and support. We created forward thinking and comprehensive goals that support our new mission, vision and values. Get more details >>
Jefferson County has a first-class public school system and at least a dozen institutions of higher education. Learn more on our Education page.
Jefferson County has a history rich in people, events and progress. See the general history as well as that from our sesquicentennial.