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On June 2, City Council voted to reopen Brighton City Hall and Historic City Hall. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To ensure the safety of visitors, all employees are required to wear a face covering while in public areas, take their temperature upon entering city buildings and practice social distancing measures where appropriate. Any employee registering a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius will be sent home. Contact tracing will be done for every employee who tests positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, the city has taken precautionary measures to safeguard residents and visitors including sneeze guards at all customer services counters, increased sanitation and disinfection practices with EPA and CDC approved disinfectants, extra towels and spray disinfectants in communal spaces, and providing face coverings for visitors to the building if needed. Many departments are offering the opportunity to make advance appointments to eliminate waiting and lines, and many services are still available online.
On June 15, the Brighton Recreation Center opened its doors to the public. To use the Rec Center’s amenities, visitors are required to register for a specific time block of 1 hour, 15 minutes that can be made up to 48 hours in advance. Under state guidelines, the facility will operate with a maximum of 50 people, and a limit of 10 people per room to help with social distancing. Hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 12 - 4 p.m. Sundays. For directions on how to make a reservation, click here.
Due to financial constraints related to opening the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park for a shorter season and with limited capacity, City Council voted to not open the water park for the summer of 2020.
Facilities that remain closed until further guidance due to state public health orders include the Eagle View Adult Center (1150 Prairie Center Pkwy.) and The Armory Performing Arts Center (300 Strong St.).
The Brighton Police Department remains open. Essential public safety services will continue and measures are in place to continue non-emergency operations.
Updates will be posted on the city website and social media sites.
City parks and playgrounds and their amenities are now open to the public. According to state guidelines, playgrounds are permitted to have up to 10 people at a time. The City posted new signage at playgrounds to remind individuals of COVID-19-related health and safety measures - More here.
Per state guidelines, outdoor sport facilities for individual use (i.e. fields and tennis, basketball, and pickle ball courts) may be open to 25 people at a time per court or field - More here.
City-owned parks and trails are open, but visitors must follow social distancing guidelines of six feet between individuals and are restricted to groups of 10 or less.
Dog parks are open, but pet owners are encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing in those spaces.
For more information about our trails and open spaces, visit www.brightonco.gov/328/Parks-Department.
Starting on May 27, the state began to allow restaurants to offer indoor dine-in service at 50-percent of the posted occupancy code limit and a maximum of 50 patrons. Guidelines include parties limited to eight people, tables must be six feet apart, all employees must wear face coverings, and deep cleanings and disinfecting must be done on surfaces with each turnover.
The City of Brighton is dedicated to working with restaurants in order to maximize the number of patrons possible at each establishment. As such, City staff is providing specific guidelines for those looking to temporarily expand operations safely and timely into adjacent areas including parking lots - details here.
Bars and gyms remain closed. Personal training is allowed inside a gym, as long as the facility is closed to the public.
Per state guidelines, outdoor swimming pools are permitted to reopen. Guidelines include limiting pools to 50-percent capacity or up to 50 people (whichever is fewer) and to frequently sanitize commonly-touched surfaces like handrails and tables. Guidelines here.
At the Brighton Recreation Center, lap swim will be permitted, but limited to five swimmers at a time, one swimmer per lane. Family swim will also be allowed for families of the same household. The following amenities will remain closed due to concerns related to COVID-19 exposure: The steam room, sauna, hot tub, lockers, water fountains and the indoor track. Registration is required.
The city’s splash pads are open. The City posted new signage at playgrounds to remind individuals of precautionary COVID-19-related health and safety measures. More here.
The state is allowing youth day and sports camps, with certain guidelines. Overnight camps in June are prohibited. Details here.
The City of Brighton’s Recreation Center is hosting the following sports camps in June and July: Click here.
Registration is open for the Rec Center-hosted sports leagues - T-Ball, Pee-Wee and Youth Soccer, Adult Softball: Click here.
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.
Beginning June 16, City Council will be holding meetings and study sessions both virtually and in-person.
City events are being assessed based on the evolving nature of COVID-19.
According to the CDC, large gatherings offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose greater risk of COVID-19 transmission. To best protect public health, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is recommending that Coloradans follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance to 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 can 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 at https://www.brightonco.gov/376/Information-Forms. Email completed forms to email@example.com 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 May 31 in response to the national, state and local efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. This date is subject to change.
Court sessions are suspended through May 31 ,2020. This date may be extended as the Court deems necessary in the interest of public health. Court will remain open for processing cases by phone, rnail, email or other electronic means.
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.Here are some of the frequently asked questions:
I have a traffic ticket that requires an appearance. Do I still have to go to court?All traffic tickets are eligible for the "Early Plea Guidelines" established by the City Prosecutor. Those traffic cases not eligible for the early pay plea offer are eligible for a plea by mail at the discretion of the City Prosecutor. All other traffic cases will be re-scheduled for arraignment when the court opens to the public. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be granted a continuance.
- Speedy trial will be tolled on all cases effective immediately and will recommence upon Order of the Court.
- All Court ordered NCTI and ISAE classes may be completed online.
- Restitution will be reserved in all cases for 9l days. The 91-day period will start upon disposition/resolution of the case.
- Cases will be rescheduled to a later date when court sessions resume.
- The Court will take judicial notice of the registry of action, case management computer entries, notes inthe Court file and/or the record to establish identification of the defendant as the individual who receivedcommunication from the Court regarding any action taken on the case.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Municipal Court at 303-655-2064 or email@example.com.
Due to continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Colorado and several 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 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 (EPA), 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-percent of all viruses.
For more information, visit the EPA’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 303-655-2000 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.