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The building closures (closures for all City buildings) will be closed effective March 13 through at least Sunday, April 26. This schedule is subject to change as the city continues to evaluate information from our local and state partners. Updates will be posted on the city website and social media sites.
The Brighton Police Department will remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Essential public safety services will continue and measures are in place to continue non-emergency operations.
City Council meetings are currently being held virtually.
To best protect public health, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is recommending that Coloradans follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that “recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. More information is available on the CDC website.
No, City facilities are closed to the public. However, you can pay your bill by credit card or by check.
By credit card - call 303-655-2009, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make a payment by credit card over the phone.
By mail - send a check made payable to the City of Brighton along with the payment coupon to City Hall at 500 S. 4th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601
Utility drop box - make check payable to the City of Brighton, insert your check and payment coupon in an envelope and use the drop box located in the parking lot at City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.
By ECheck or ACH - there are several online bill pay providers, contact your bank for instructions on how to pay the City by electronic check.
The City will continue to issue contractor licenses by email only. Applications may be sent to 1Stop@brightonco.gov and payment will need to be made by credit card over the phone at 303-655-2017.
The City will continue to issue building permits by email only. Permits and plans may be sent to 1Stop@brightonco.gov; large data file plans may be submitted via Dropbox. Payment will be made by credit card over the phone at 303-655-2017.
Inspection requests may be made through Citizen Access or by calling 303-655-2151.
For any additional questions, please call the 1Stop at 303-655-2017.
Yes. Please visit the City’s website to download an application for a business license: https://www.brightonco.gov/376/Information-Forms. Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include a daytime phone number, the Finance Department will call you to arrange for payment of the license application fee by credit card.
The City of Brighton’s Municipal Court will be closed to the public through April 30 as a response to the national, state and local efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This date is subject to change.Any cases or hearings will be rescheduled to a later date when the court reopens to the public and the court will remain open for processing cases by phone, mail, email or other electronic means.Some of the answers to the questions we get frequently asked include:
I have a traffic ticket that requires an appearance, do I still have to go to court?At this time the court is offering a plea to most traffic cases, including cases resulting in an accident if the parties were insured. Please call the court at 303- 655-2064 to discuss your options.
I’m on a bond, how do I continue my case?If you posted bond in your case, you may still receive a continuance. Please call the court to schedule the new court date.
I have outstanding court fees, do I still need to pay?The obligations of your court sentence are still in effect. Payments are accepted by mail, online at citepayusa.com or at the drop box. If you need additional assistance, please call the court.
My child was to complete a class and community service, what do we do now?The court has authorized all classes to be completed online and alternatives are being offered in lieu of community service. Please call the probation officer at 303-655-2320 to discuss your options.
What if I don’t want to plead guilty, I want a trial?At this time the court is unable to set any matter for trial, however, your right to a trial has not been waived. Once court resumes, you may discuss your case with the City Prosecutor and proceed to a trial setting if you so choose.
I have a pending criminal case; will I get a warrant for not appearing?Any pending criminal case will be reviewed by the City Prosecutor to see if a plea by mail can be offered. All other cases will be reset to a future date. The court asks that you verify your mailing or email address to receive correspondence.
I have been ill or required to self-quarantine and therefore unable to comply with my sentence, what should I do?The court requests that you email a letter and doctor’s note to email@example.com and you will be granted a continuance.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Municipal Court at 303-655-2064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 16, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order to close bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, effective at 8 a.m. on March 17 for the duration of 30 days. The public health order will help the state slow and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado communities. For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Due to continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Colorado and several presumptive COVID-19 positive cases in Adams County, Brighton City Council approved a resolution March 14 declaring a local disaster for the City of Brighton. This declaration will remain in effect through April 21 or until it is determined by City Council to be no longer necessary.
The local disaster declaration allows for the city to activate response and recovery plans and to effectively acquire and deploy federal, state, and county resources to support the Brighton community.
Regarding COVID-19 and the city’s water and wastewater operations, the coronavirus has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low and Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. As required for all municipal water systems, the treatment processes used at the Water Treatment Facility removes or destroys 99.99% of all viruses. For more information, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s COVID-19 and drinking water web page.
We are evaluating all classes and programs to see if they can be resumed or held in an abbreviated way at a future date. As those decisions are made we will post the information on our website. Participants may call the recreation center at any time if they wish to receive a refund or household credit.
We can extend your membership to reflect the closure, issue household credit to be used for further purchase, or issue a prorated refund.
We will issue a prorated household credit or refund.
In response to the COVID-19 disaster declaration and the significant financial impact to Brighton residents, City Council voted to temporarily reduce water rates, extend the deadline for payment, and suspend late fees through the month of June. Brighton utility customers will not receive a bill for the next several weeks but instead will see a combined single bill due in June incorporating these reduced rates. This applies to both residential and non-residential customers. Below are some important changes to your next utility bill:
Customers who on average use 5,000 gallons of water per month will see a savings of approximately $45 on their combined April/May bill. While customers will not have a bill due until June, payments may still be made monthly if preferred.
In addition to the rate reductions, City Council approved changes to Brighton’s Water Assistance Program to help residential customers who need temporary financial assistance to pay their water bill. Residents who qualify may receive up to a $300 credit on their water bill. Visit www.brightonco.gov/assistance to apply.
For questions regarding these upcoming changes or for more information on the Water Assistance Program, please call 303-655-2004.
Yes, Brighton’s Water Assistance Program provides residential customers with temporary financial assistance to pay their water bill. Residents who qualify may receive up to a $300 credit on their water bill. Visit www.brightonco.gov/assistance to apply.
Parks are not closed, however, to ensure the safety of our community and staff, all playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, and picnic areas in the City of Brighton will be closed as of March 26. These closures fall in-line with the state’s Public Health Order that orders all park amenities, including but not limited to: playgrounds, skate parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, public restrooms, and similar spaces conducive to public gathering are currently closed due to the risk of spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Residents may still enjoy walking paths, trails, and open spaces in the city, as long as they practice social distancing of at least six feet from other people.
For more information about our trails and open spaces, visit www.brightonco.gov/328/Parks-Department.