With a population of 4,361, Custer County is the 10th least-populated county in Colorado. The veteran population is 790. The county was created out of the southern area of Fremont County on March 9, 1877. During the 1870s, Custer County was the site of a silver rush. Custer County is also home to a number of famous mines, including the Geyser Mine, the Bassick Mine, and the Bull Domingo.
Custer County is known for its beautiful mountain landscapes and its rich mining history. The excellent views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains bring visitors into Custer County every year. The county has become a popular spot for outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping.
Custer has a total area of 740 square miles. Land makes up 739 square miles, and the other 1.3 square miles are water. Crestone Peak is located in Custer County, and is the 7th highest mountain in Colorado.
Custer County offers veteran services and benefits to members of all branches of the military. Property tax exemption is available to disabled veterans in Custer County. For those that qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in the actual value of their primary residence will be exempt.
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Custer County Property Search
Cold Spring, Colfax, Fairview, Greenwood, McKenzie Junction, Querida, Rosita, San Isabel, Silver Cliff, Tanglewood Acres, Ula, Westcliffe, Wetmore
For a list of VA approved properties in Custer County call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496.
VA Loan Approved Condos
Post 12063 Spencer-Young Post
PO Box 397
Westcliffe, CO 81252-0397
Phone: (719) 269-9255
Meeting Location & Time
25 Main St
Westcliffe, CO 81252-8527
9:00 AM 3rd Saturday
Quartermaster: George Knox
Commander: Randolph Knigh
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Custer County
- Single Family: $575
- Condominium: $575
- Duplex Family: $600
- Triplex Family: $625
- Fourplex Family: $650
- Repair Certification: $100
An additional fee of $50 is included in the above appraisals for the completion of the 1004MC form. This form is required for all VA appraisals, to include liquidation appraisals. Get in touch with VA Home Loan Centers by calling 888-573-4496 for more information.
- Colorado VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/colorado-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/