Social Services

Due to COVID-19 and the impact this may have in our community, we ask that all documents be dropped in the secure drop box located outside the main entrance door. Please include the Customer name and date of birth on the documents. All original documents will be mailed back to the Customer. Thank you for helping keep our customers healthy and safe.

Montezuma County DSS was opened to the public starting on May 4th from 8 AM to 5 PM.  

  • There is a waiting line (6 ft. apart) for customers and we are practicing the 6 ft. physical distancing for both staff and clients. 
  • Staff must wear masks when seeing customers and customers who are presenting as ill will not be served. 
  • We have special hours for EBT card issuances (Monday through Friday from 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM). 
  • We are still mailing out EBT cards if clients prefer that they be mailed. 
  • We will serve ONLY seniors (60 years and older) and the State Aid to the Needy and Disabled recipients on Weds. from 8 am to 11 am.


Due to COVID-19 and the impact this may have in our community, we ask that all documents be dropped in our secure DROPBOX outside the main entrance door.  We are requesting that our customers include their name and date of birth on all documents.  All original documents will be mailed back to the customer.  MCDSS is accepting all applications for
Food Assistance, Medicaid, Child Care, Old Age Pension, Aid to the Needy and Disabled, and Medicare Savings Programs.

MISSION STATEMENT:
Montezuma County Department of Social Services will collaborate and advocate to help children, families, and individuals work towards stability through the utilization of programs and resources.
VISION:
Community members will receive services to promote self-sufficiency, independence, safety, and well-being.
CONTACTS:

Montezuma County Social Services
109 West Main Street, Room #170 Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-3769
Fax: 970-565-8526

Eligibility
Email(for current customers only): benefits@co.montezuma.co.us

Montezuma County Abuse and Neglect Reporting:
Phone: 970-564-4128

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
Phone: 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437)