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A building permit is an official approval to proceed with a construction project. It is intended to ensure that the project plans comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction. Contact Community Development at 303.833.2317 x128 to find out if your project requires a building permit.
The City of Dacono requires permits for indoor or outdoor structural work, freestanding structures (such as a fence, shed, or pool), or major changes to the living area of a home. The permit process ensures that minimum safety standards are met and that construction meets local building and zoning requirements. Make sure you understand the building codes and local ordinances before proceeding with a major improvement project. All commercial and multi-family projects require permits. For more information, contact the Community Development Department at 303.833.2317 ext 128.
Building permit fees are based on the type of work and an adopted valuation schedule. Contact the Department of Community Development at 303.833.2317 x128 for more information.
All contractors must be licensed by the City and pay an annual contractor’s license fee. Electricians do not need to purchase a City license but must be registered with the City.
The City of Dacono Department of Community Development exists to help make residential and business improvement projects safe and long-lasting. If you need more information about building permits, inspections, and fees, please call 303.833.2317 x128 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact us through the website.
Premises 1,000 square feet or less: $25.00;
Premises 1,001 square feet or more: $50.00;
The term setback means the required distance separating a building or structure from a property line. Setback regulations for buildings are included in the Zoning Ordinance in Chapter 16.
The City has adopted land use regulations for operating home businesses. The Dacono City Clerk licenses all home businesses. Contact the City Clerk at 303.833.2317 x123.
Home-based businesses are termed "home occupations" in the Zoning Ordinance. Home occupations meeting certain criteria are permitted in any residential district. Home occupations do not allow outside employees, exterior storage, the emission of odor, dust, gas, noise, vibration, smoke, heat, or glare beyond the boundary of the lot, or business activity between the hours of 9 PM and 9 AM. Businesses specifically prohibited as home occupations are restaurants, commercial stables/veterinary offices, appliance repair, welding or metal fabrication or equipment rental. For more information, contact the City Clerk at 303.833.2317 x123.
The City Council adopted an Economic Development and Business Assistance Policy. For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at 303.833.2317 x127.
Also nearby are Burrito Delight, Georgia Boys BBQ Company, Pete’s Place, Santiagos, Echo Brewing Company. LA Chinese Restaurant & Pho, and Hammer Time Pizza and Peel.
The City Connection is a quarterly publication mailed to all households with a water utility account. If you receive your water utility bill electronically, the publication can be found in the City of Dacono website.
Specific library locations and hours can be found on the High Plains Library District website.
Contact the High Plains Library District.
The Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue, Firestone. Contact the location for hours of operation.
City Council members are elected at-large. The City of Dacono does not use the ward system. For information about City Council members, please view the City Council web page.
Call the Mayor's office directly at 303.833.2317 x126. Often, problems and concerns can be better handled by other City staff who have direct oversight for that particular area of concern.
For questions about driving school, contact Jennifer Walje at 303.833.3095 x140 M-F 8AM to 5PM. Registration is also available online.
Current zoning and land use regulations related to oil and gas development were drafted more than 20 years ago. Since then, the set-up of oil and gas operations has changed, so it’s necessary to develop updated standards to consider when the City reviews new applications. The six-month moratorium gives the City time to form best management practices to better ensure public health, safety, and welfare is protected when considering future oil and gas development within city limits.
No. The moratorium is meant to allow the City to identify and create best management practices regarding how it permits oil and gas activities. It’s important to remember that cities can only grant surface land use approval for oil and gas development. Those approvals must factor in a variety of components including the impact oil and gas operations will have on residential development, water supplies, air quality, emergency management, traffic, and roads. These are among the areas the City is studying to determine if changes to its regulations are necessary.
Applications to drill oil and gas wells are also approved by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Oil and gas development continues to expand in our area, and the City anticipates this will only continue in the future. Evaluating and improving regulations that protect our community and its residents is a necessary step. Once we do that, we can establish a thoughtful approach to land use permitting for oil and gas development that sets a path forward for Dacono residents, the City, and oil and gas operators.
The City of Dacono believes six months will provide reasonable time to update regulations and does not at this time foresee a need to extend the moratorium. While other communities have previously, or are currently pursuing more lengthy moratoriums on oil and gas development, this is not a course the City is exploring at this time.
Yes. The moratorium only applies to new applications for oil and gas development in Dacono. Operators seeking a land use permit may still be granted one while the moratorium is in place, provided the Operator and City Council agree to an oil and gas permit through a City-approved operator agreement.
This restriction is scheduled to remain in effect until September 1, 2018.
Effective June 25, 2018, Central Weld County Water District is implementing outdoor water restrictions. Due to minimal precipitation and high temperatures, water consumption is quickly increasing as it does this time every year. While the City’s water supplies are currently sufficient, high demand for water is creating system-wide fluctuations in water pressure and difficulty keeping adequate water storage. Most fluctuation in pressure is unnoticeable, yet the City of Dacono wants to ensures that water always remains at a safe level. This is cause for mandatory outdoor water restrictions.
The City of Dacono owns its own water distribution system but purchases treated water from Central Weld County Water District. Treated water is distributed via transmission lines into the City of Dacono. Central Weld County Water District also serves the communities of Frederick and Firestone in additional to its own direct customers.
Watering on only assigned days is mandatory for all customers.
No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
No watering on Friday's for all addresses.
No watering exceeding four (4) hours total
During drought or times of restricted landscape watering, most lawns, including bluegrass, will withstand reduced watering regimes by going dormant. In these situations, adjust mowing, fertilizing, aeration, and weed control practices appropriately to the watering schedule. Most lawns can be revived with good management and care after outdoor watering restrictions end.
Yes. The Splash Pad uses an underground water storage tank system that recycles water. During hot temperatures the Splash Pad is a nice water alternative for kids in lieu of sprinklers and hoses. We will monitor water usage throughout the summer and determine if the Splash Pad should go on a modified schedule.
Violators will be issued a ticket under Dacono Municipal Code 13-11. To report a violation, contact the Dacono Police Department at 303-833-3095. Please do not use 911.
Contact the City of Dacono Water Department at 303.833.2317 x121 for more information.
Recreation programs are offered through the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District. Call the District at 303.833.3660 for more information.
The City offers park pavilion rentals at Clem Dufour Park. Contact Ashley Taylor at 303.833.2317 X 120 for pavilion rental application and availability information. Please note, the Splash Pad is not included in a park pavilion rental.
Recreational programs and camps are offered through the Carbon Valley Park Recreation Distict. Contact the District at 303-833-3660 or go to the District's website for more details.
Yes, the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District has an active adult program.
If you are a victim of Domestic Violence, please contact your local law enforcement agency and make a report.
All streetlights in the City are owned and maintained by United Power. To request service on a streetlight, contact United Power with the pole identification number on the light and the street where the light is located. Contact United Power at 303-637-1350 to report an outage.
The city contracts with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) for seasonal mosquito control. The services include: survey/mapping services of larval breeding sites, mosquito breeding site inspection and larviciding services (spraying), and adult mosquito trapping.
The tower holds one million gallons of treated water.
If you already have a sales tax account but don't know the City Code and/or password, contact Jordan Eichem by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (303-833-2317 x 130). If you've never logged into your account but you do have the City Code, temporary passwords default to the first "word" of the address (i.e. 123 Main Street is 123 or PO Box 500 is PO).
In Dacono, Sales Tax Registration is mandatory when any person is engaged in the business of selling tangible property, including food and taxable services, to the general public regardless of local presence, prior to the first day of conducting business.
For more information or questions regarding your water account, please contact the Utility Billing department by phone at (303) 833-2317 ext.121, fax at (303) 833-5528, or email LHegwood@CityofDacono.com. Please allow two business days for a response.
Trash service is provided to all residents by American Disposal Services and is billed on your monthly utility statement by the City. The billing for trash service is set up at the same time the water account is established. Please contact American Disposal Services at 720.322.0500 to assure you are on their route for trash and recycling service. Trash is picked up on every Thursday between 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except during their holiday schedule. Recycling is picked up every other Thursday.
The City of Dacono does not bill for sewer water. If you have questions about your sewer account, please contact St. Vrain Sanitation District at 303.682.4693.