Key Replacement Policy

Lost or Stolen Keys
All keys to all Gunnison County facilities are the property solely of Gunnison County. Access to county buildings shall be limited to personnel whose work requires it. Individuals who lose keys or have them stolen shall notify the appropriate department head or elected official immediately. An employee must return keys that are county property to the appropriate department head, elected official, or supervisor upon request.

Transferring, Changing, or Leaving Employment
An employee who is transferring, changing, or leaving county employment is responsible for returning all county keys provided during the course of employment to the human resources office by close of business on the last day the employee is actively at work in their then current position. There will be a series of fines for individuals who lose or do not return keys in a timely manner, for which they are responsible.

Receipt
This system will require a receipt from employees for the keys transferred to their possession. The system will also incorporate a series of fines for those individuals who lose or do not return keys for which they are responsible and, ultimately, provide for reimbursement to the county for the cost of re-keying areas of buildings that require it due to the loss or non return of keys.

Fees & Fines
The employee agrees to pay $50 per key the first time keys are lost and $250 per key for each additional time keys are lost. The employee will be charged $500 for duplicating or attempting to duplicate a key assigned by the county. In addition, the employee will reimburse the county for the cost of re-keying the area(s) affected.

Example: If an employee loses both exterior door key and an office key, the employee owes the county $100, if both keys are lost a second time the charge would be $500. 

Lost or Stolen
Individuals who lose keys or have them stolen shall notify the appropriate department head or elected official immediately.