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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.
The City Council agendas are posted on the City’s website the Friday before the council meeting.
City Council minutes are accessible through the Agenda Center by clicking the green check mark to the right of the meeting date. Minutes will not be posted until they are approved by City Council.
Premises 1,000 square feet or less: $25.00;
Premises 1,001 square feet or more: $50.00;
Zone changes and Comprehensive Plan amendments require Planning & Zoning Commission review and the approval of the City Council. Zone changes may require a Comprehensive Plan amendment.
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.
Contact the Weld County Recorder of Deeds. Recording Department is responsible for processing and preserving documents presented for public record. Recorded documents in the office range from 1865 to the present. Most of the documents are available electronically. Included in the records are: real estate records and subdivision maps.
The Comprehensive Plan is an adopted document which provides a guide to the physical development of the City. It is a basic tool to guide zoning and policy-making decisions.
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 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.
Contact the City of Dacono Department of Community Development for information about building permits, inspections, and fees, at 303.833.2317 x128 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact us through the website.
The Planning Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Agendas are posted online.
The 2020 population of the City of Dacono is 6,340. The growth rate for Dacono between 2015 and 2020 was 5.3 percent compared to 3.1 percent for Weld County and 1/2 percent for the State of Colorado.
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 fiscal year for Dacono begins on the first day of January and ends on the last day of December of each year. In the fall of the prior year, the staff submits to the City Council a proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year commencing the following January 1. The annual budget process includes public hearings to obtain citizen comments. The budget is legally enacted through passage of a resolution. A certified copy of the budget must be filed with the State of Colorado Division of Local Government by January 30.
The City sales tax rate is 3% and the State charges 2.9%, for a total sales tax rate of 5.9%. Weld County does not have a sales tax.
A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the official annual report of a government, is prepared at the close of each fiscal year and contains all basic financial statements for that year. Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available at City Hall.
City Hall is located at 512 Cherry Avenue.
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.
Recreation programs are offered through the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District. Call the District at 303.833.3660 for more information.
The pavilion at Clem Dufour Park is available for rental by City of Dacono residents over the age of 18. All other use is on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note that the splash pad at Clem Dufour Park is NOT available for reservation.
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.
Driving records are maintained by the Colorado Department of Revenue. To obtain a certified copy of your driving record, please contact the Colorado Department of Revenue.
For a copy of an accident report, please visit https://secure.crashdocs.org/#/
If you are a victim of Domestic Violence, please contact your local law enforcement agency and make a report.
No, the City of Dacono does not utilize tornado sirens for severe weather alerts. The City of Dacono recommends that residents sign up for CodeRed. CodeRed is an emergency notification system used to inform the public of immediate threats to health and safety. All Weld County residents are encouraged to sign up to receive these messages. Help us help you in an emergency.
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 Ashley Taylor by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (303-833-2317 x 120). 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.
Please contact the Dacono water department office at (303) 833-2317 ext.121. The title company or resident will need to submit a recorded warranty deed through Weld County to set up a new account with the City.
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 LCurci@CityofDacono.com. Please allow two business days for a response.
Trash service is provided to all residents by Waste Connections of Colorado 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 Waste Connections of Colorado at (303) 288-2100 to order extra service carts or with service issues. Trash is picked up every Thursday, 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.