Designated a “Home Rule City”, Durango adopted its most recent charter in 1978—an
update of the original city charter and vision for Durango adopted in 1912. The
1978 charter was revised to encourage involvement from the citizenry, the authors
adhering to the philosophy that when citizens actively participate in government,
protection of the public interest is best insured.
The city operates under the Council-Manager plan, and all powers of the city
are exercised by, through and under the direction of the elected, five-member City
Council. Council members serve a four-year term, with the mayor selected for a one-year
term by fellow council members. The council appoints the city manager for an indefinite
term, and he or she is responsible for managing the “business” of the city, much
like a CEO in the private sector. The council evaluates the city manager’s performance
CITY OF DURANGO
949 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
LA PLATA COUNTY
1060 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango CO 81301
La Plata County Vehicle Registration (Plates, Inspections, Titles)
98 Everett Street, Suite A
Durango DMV Office Location (Drivers Licenses)
329A S. Camino del Rio
Durango Post Office:
222 W. 8th Street