Finance Department

P.O. Box 366, Central City, CO 80427/ 495 Apex Valley Road, Black Hawk CO 80422
Phone: 303-951-3671, Fax: 303-951-3675

Gilpin County Finance Department Mission:
The mission of the Finance Department is to efficiently provide accurate, timely and useful financial information and services to County management, employees, public, and outside agencies in a user-friendly manner, and in accordance with accounting and budgeting standards so that sound financial decisions can be made. Financial services include: accounting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, budget preparation/control/analysis, debt management, county-wide financial statement and audit assistance, mill levy certification and capital asset record maintenance.

2021 Budget Hearing Schedule Sept. 21, 22, 24 - 2020

County Budgets 

Gilpin County Audited Financial Statements
Gilpin County Funding of Non-County Agencies and Programs

For many years, the Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners has authorized funds to assist organizations that provide beneficial services to the citizens of Gilpin County. While we value these services, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are waiting to see what our preliminary 2021 County budget looks like in October. We also need to know the results of the County ballot question(s) in November to decide if full, partial or no funding of these services for 2021 will be possible. 

We will not need donation request forms for the 2021 budget process; instead we will review the 2020 awarded amounts when discussing and deciding. 

We will also not consider new organizations at this time.

Please check back on this site for further updates and in the meantime if you have any questions, please email

Gilpin County Procurement and Purchasing Policy including Contracting

Vendor Payments Vendor payments are payments not made via payroll. In order for a vendor payment to be released by Gilpin County Finance, an IRS Form W-9 must be on file with the Finance Department. If you are a vendor with Gilpin County and do not have one on file, please complete and return a W-9 form and email to or fax to 303-951-3675. Typically, payments are released weekly the Friday after they have been approved.

For more information or questions, please contact:
Finance Director, Clorinda Smith,, phone: 303-951-3671

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