William R. Howell

William R. Howell (1869-1873)

Was born in Canada and emigrated to Boulder County in the spring of 1859, following the reports of gold having being discovered in the area.

A pioneer farmer, he purchased 160 acres on Boulder Creek, 12 miles east of Boulder. By 1877, he had increased his holdings to 1,040 acres.

Sheriff Howell was the first sheriff to serve more than one term.


Sheriff's Office

Main: 303-441-3600
Alternate: 303-441-4444
Fax: 303-441-4739
Emergency: 911


Sheriff's Headquarters

5600 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F

Lobby Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F
11 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F (applicant fingerprinting)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.** (sex offender registration)
** By appointment only Tuesdays and Thursdays