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A permit is required for a temporary sign or temporary banner. Visit the Community Development Department at City Hall or download the sign permit application. Fax or drop off the completed application with a copy of the sign and a site plan. Allow two days for processing. The permit fee is $25.
Registration for Lafayette Senior Services programs, classes, trips, or special events can be done through Lafayette Senior Center or Bob L. Burger Recreation Center.
There are three methods to register:
1. Online at www.cityoflafayette.com/registration
2. Walk-in to 103 S. Iowa Ave (Senior Center) or 111 West. Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026 (Recreation Center) & complete a registration form.
3. Phone-in registration by calling 303-661-1492.
We are happy to help you register in phone or in person. Stop by or give us a call! Please note that the Recreation Center does not take phone in registrations, but the senior center does.
The Senior Spotlight is delivered right to your inbox monthly. Click here to sign up by selecting the Senior Newsletter under notify me.
No. Festival Plaza may be reserved only for events open to the public. A permit is required to hold an event at the Festival Plaza. Reservations are handled through the Arts & Cultural Resources Department at The Collective Community Art Center, 201 N. Public Rd. Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm. For questions, please call 303-661-1261. To reserve Festival Plaza, please fill out the
Fill out the Starkey Building Reservation Request Form. Allow 2 weeks for processing.
Fill out the Festival Plaza Reservation Request Form. Allow two weeks for processing.
No. Usually the fountains are turned off for special events.
View the CIty of Lafayette Disconnection Policy
View the City of Lafayette Payment Arrangement Policy
American Accounts Receivables Management in Laramie, Wyoming handles all of our ambulance-related billing and records management. Please contact their offices at 1-800-451-8533 with any billing questions or records requests.
We partner with Baby's First Ride. This is a free service offered to all families delivering at Exempla Good Samaritan. Simply call the Baby's First Ride reservation line @ 303.908.8326, and make an appointment to have a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician check the installation of your seat. The web page can be located at http://www.exempla.org/body.cfm?id=835
If you can not put it out, leave immediately and close off the area. Make sure the Fire Department inspects the fire site, even if you believe it is out.
Hardback/Paperback fiction and nonfiction in GOOD condition Children's Books CDs and DVDs
We appreciate your donation, but we CANNOT ACCEPT
Books that are not clean, or have missing or torn dust jackets Textbooks, Study Guides, Homeschooling Materials Anything that is NOT a book, CD, or DVD Basement/Garage/Storage unit clean-outs
Contact the Broomfield Recycling Center at 303-404-2839, or CHARM Recycle in Boulder at 303-444-6634 for information about recycling options.
The Friends meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Library lower level conference room. Board meetings are open to the public and members of the community are always welcome to attend.
(1) Fifty (50) percent of the roof area, as measured in plan view; (2) Fifty (50) percent or more of the exterior walls of a building as measured contiguously around the building envelop; or (3) Any portion of an exterior wall facing a public street, but not an alley.
In order for a wall not to be considered a demolished wall, the wall shall meet the following minimum standards:
A. The wall shall retain studs or other structural elements, the exterior wall finish and fully framed and sheathed roof above that portion of remaining building to which such wall is attached; B. The wall shall not be covered or otherwise concealed by a wall that is proposed to be placed in front of the retained wall; and Each part of the retained exterior walls shall be connected contiguously and without interruption to every other part of the retained exterior walls.
Work on an affected structure may not be divided into two (2) or more separate projects for the purpose of evading or attempting to evade the requirements of this definition. Any two (2) or more projects on an affected structure, undertaken within any twenty-four-consecutive month period shall be treated as a single project for the purpose of determining whether a project constitutes a demolition. Link to the Municipal Code
The City of Lafayette has an online application system; the website address is: www.cityoflafayette.com/jobs at that link you will find the positions that the City is currently looking to fill. We encourage everyone to apply online at that address, but if you encounter issues, please contact the Human Resources Office at (303) 661-1250 or email Penny Ford .
Yes, you can attach any pertinent document to your application. Simply upload the document where indicated on the online application, or attach the document to an email, if you are emailing your application.
On our job opportunities page, www.cityoflafayette.com/jobs there is a menu in the top left hand corner, pull the menu down and find the job description of a position that you would be interested in applying for. Mark that you would be interested in receiving a job interest card if the position opens.
While we highly encourage applying online at www.cityoflafayette.com/jobs, employment applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at City Hall, 1290 S. Public Rd. You may also call 303-661-1250 to receive a faxed, emailed, or mailed application.
We evaluate your application to determine whether you qualify for the position, by comparing your skill set, experience and education to the minimum job qualifications and requirements. We then screen the applications and determine the relevancy of your experience to the functions of the open position. The hiring supervisor further narrows the selection using an equitable method. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee an interview. The hiring process might differ according to which position you have applied for. The next step in the process usually is an interview; we sometimes screen a large applicant pool by conducting a meet and greet style interview. The meet and greet interview lasts about 15 minutes; 5 or 6 questions are asked. The next step is an in-depth interview with a board consisting of the hiring supervisor, the department director, a member of the Human Resources team, and a co-worker, using a prepared list of questions.
During the application process, if you would like to answer the questions on the Affirmative Action Affidavit, you may – it is voluntary during the hiring process. If you become an employee you will be required to complete the form.
Please see our benefits brochurefor details. Commissioned Police Officers and Firefighters receive these benefits.
Please refer to our benefits brochure.
From time to time the City of Lafayette Police Department posts available police officer positions on our website at www.cityoflafayette.com/jobs . A person who is interested in becoming a police officer for the City of Lafayette Police Department may sign up to receive an email when a new position is posted. We usually require that applicants be POST Certified. We encourage Police Officers who are POST Certified and have policing experience to apply; we offer lateral transfers.
In mid-February to mid-March most of the positions that will be available during the summer months are posted on the website at www.cityoflafayette.com/jobs . The minimum age of applicants for a Junior Ranger position is 14 and Lafayette residents are preferred; the Lifeguard position minimum age is 15, Concession, Cashiers and Aides usually have to be at least 16 years of age; Seasonal Workers at the Indian Peaks Golf Course can be as young as 16 but we mostly hire 18 and above, which is also true for Seasonal Parks positions which require driving a truck and trailer and requires 18 as the minimum age. Police Officer and Firefighters minimum age is 21.
Volunteer opportunities are released as News Items on the Volunteer Home page. They also appear on our Job Opportunities module with Government jobs.com or if you prefer, email the Volunteer Committee.
Annually, the Lafayette Volunteer Committee hosts a poster contest. In recognition of all volunteers in the City of Lafayette, the Lafayette Volunteer Committee sponsors the poster contest with the winner to receiving a cash prize awarded at the September Art Night Out in Festival Plaza, Lafayette 311 S. Public Road. Traditionally, the City of Lafayette honored it’s volunteer’s by nominating a volunteer of the year and having a celebration during National Volunteer week.
The Volunteer Committee is a cross-departmental group that was formed to promote volunteerism within the City. The current members are: Sarah Owsiany, Public Works, Rob Burdine Open Space Superintendent, Juli MacKenzie Senior Services Supervisor and Penny Ford, Human Resources. For more information, email the the Volunteer Committee.
Yes, if a volunteer will have one-on-one, unsupervised contact when serving others they will be thoroughly background checked. Volunteers not having direct, unsupervised contact with individuals may not be required to have a background investigation. For more information, email the the Volunteer Committee.
The City of Lafayette occasionally offers unpaid internships for academic credit or professional experience. For more information, email the the Volunteer Committee.
Remember to allow 5 business days before calling the courts (303-604-8000) to get information about your ticket. 1. Once your driving record is reviewed staff will determine the fine and whether a plea bargain is available. 2. The fine and points are based on your driving record within the past 2 years. 3. Staff will also let you know how many points will be filed with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You will need to call DMV to get more information about the points on your license. Feel free to call Boulder DMV at 303-442-3006 or the Longmont DMV at 303-776-4073. **Please note: Some tickets may be mandatory court due to the nature of the citation.
You have several options for paying your ticket:
1. Pay online (www.cityoflafayette.com) *Note: Summons number is case sensitive.
2. Mail a check or money order (made payable to the City of Lafayette) to the Clerk of the Municipal Court at 451 N 111th St., Lafayette, CO 80026.
3. Pay in person M-F 8am to 5pm. The court is located at 451 N. 111th St., Lafayette (inside the Police building).
The citation number is case sensitive. Remember to type a capital letter.
When entering your date of birth, use the following format: 00/00/0000 (month/date/year).
Yes. In order to request a different court date you must come in person to the court office at 451 N. 111th St. to make the request.
We do not accept payment over the phone at this time.
Court clerks are not permitted by law to give legal advice. CU Legal Aid can be contacted at (303)-492-8047 or refer to their website for more information: https://www.colorado.edu/law/clinics/legalaid/clinic.htm
The court does not give copies of Police Reports. Please contact Police Records at (303)-665-5571.
As a matter of policy, the City will not allow oil and gas companies to purchase Lafayette municipal water for their operations.
If there is a life-threatening emergency please call 911. To report a non-emergency wildlife issue call Colorado Parks & Wildlife at 303-297-1192. If you still need assistance after calling Colorado Parks & Wildlife, please contact the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department at 303-661-1306.
Call 303-661-1306 to report any maintenance issues. Please be prepared to provide specific information about the location of the issue, i.e. what is the nearest cross street or which open space property you are reporting about.
Members of the Lafayette Open Space Advisory last approved the prairie dog management policy in November 2019. This policy pertains to how the City manages prairie dogs on public lands. Private land owners are not subject to this policy although they are asked to abide by it. City of Lafayette Prairie Dog Management Plan - November 2019
You can find these maps at City Hall or the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. You can also access the map here: Lafayette Parks & Open Space Trails Map
Arbor Day is in April. The Open Space Division and members of the Open Space Advisory Committee hold an annual Arbor Day event one Saturday in April. Details for the event become available online prior to each year's event.
Members of the Lafayette Open Space Advisory last approved the prairie dog management policy in November 2019. This policy pertains to how the City manages prairie dogs on public lands. Private land owners are not subject to this policy although they are asked to abide by it. City of Lafayette Prairie Dog Management Plan - November 2019.
The City of Lafayette contracts with VDCI to conduct surveillance of adult mosquito populations and to provide limited adult mosquito control when predetermined disease and annoyance levels have been surpassed. The goal is to provide the greatest level of control of pest and disease vector mosquito populations while maintaining a balanced use of cultural, biological, and least-toxic chemical procedures that are environmentally compatible and economically feasible.
Culex mosquitoes increase in number as temperatures rise. Human infection of West Nile Virus (WNV) can occur without symptoms. It can also cause mild to sever illness including fever, extreme fatigue, as well as head and body aches. In extreme cases WNV may result in chronic disability, tremors, vision loss, paralysis or even result in death.
Boulder County Public Health and City of Lafayette officials urge residents to remember the 4Ds:1. Use DEET-enhanced insect repellent2. DRESS in long sleeves and pants.3. Avoid the outdoors from DUSK to DAWN4. DRAIN standing water outside your home
For more information about WNV, mosquito activity in Boulder County and steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones, please visit:
Learn more: Mosquitoes & West Nile Virus
To rent a garden plot at Kerr Community Garden, please visit the Growing Garden of Boulder website. Kerr Community Garden
Please utilize our online Request Tracker to notify the city of concerns in a city park. Or you may call 303-661-1306.
Please contact the main administrative office at City Hall at 303-665-5588 for information on cemetery plots and maintenance questions.
The Land Use Plan Map designates the existing or potential future use of the property as residential, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, existing or proposed open space, floodplain, etc. The Zoning District Map includes zoning district designations for all property within the city limits and dictates allowable uses and certain building restrictions. By using these two maps one can determine what type of land uses are, or might be, allowed on property within the city limits, or on property outside of the city limits.
For additional information about a specific piece of property or potential development, please contact the Planning Division at 303-665-5588, extension 3329.
The new system will include an automatic meter reading technology that will save labor time, prevent any recording errors, minimize wear and tear on vehicles, minimize the need for the city to go on the private property of customers, and water line leaks to be identified earlier by analysis of data collected.
Not necessarily. In cases where rates remain consistent, the new meters will simply record consumption more accurately. In some cases, your bill may increase, but only if the current meter is under-reporting usage. Presently, the majority of customers are paying for the water they are actually using, while a few customers are only paying for a portion of actual usage. This condition is not fair to all customers. Discussions have already been held within the City of Lafayette that it does not intend to make bills retroactive where under-billing has been noted. The new system will ensure fairness and equality for all customers from this point forward.
The work will begin in mid-July 2019. The entire project will take approximately six months to complete. In most cases the transition will be completely transparent and will not affect the customers. The work will be performed during normal working hours of 8:00AM – 5:00PM (LOCAL TIME).
A contractor will come to your residence and replace your water meter. The water meter will be checked to verify that water is presently not in use. If no water is being used the meter will be replaced. There will be an interruption of service for approximately 15 – 20 minutes during the change, but after that it will be the same great service (and even better) that you’ve come to expect.
In most cases, it’s a simple procedure that will require about 30 - 60 minutes.
The City of Lafayette has contracted with Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) to conduct this service. All UMS installers will have an ID badge indicating their name and their employment with UMS, and will be wearing bright yellow t-shirts/jackets/vests with “UTILITY METERING SOLUTIONS” or “UMS” on the back. Installers will travel in vehicles that have a large “UMS” magnet on the side. All UMS installers have successfully completed a comprehensive criminal background check.
No, if your outside meter is accessible, it will not be necessary for anyone to be home. In this case, the majority of the work will take place near the street in the water meter box.However, if your water meter is not accessible, for example within a locked area, then please call the UMS Call Center at (800) 297-0511 to (re)schedule the installation appointment.
For outside meters which are accessible, it will not be necessary for anyone to be home. In this case, the majority of the work will take place near the street in the water meter box.If you have any questions or concerns, contact The City of Lafayette Public Works Department at (303) 661-1277.
In rare instances, the main cut-off valve to your home may be left off. This will occur when the Utility Metering Solutions installation team is not able to pressurize your home following the installation. The normal cause of this condition is when an inside spigot is opened during the installation and subsequently left open. The water is not turned back on to ensure a sink or bath tub does not overflow when the customer is not home to turn the water off. In these cases, your water will be left off and a door hanger will be left on your door providing you a point of contact to call to have your water turned back on immediately.
No, your new meter does not require any maintenance by the homeowner. As before, the City of Lafayette will take care of all maintenance. However, please know that this new meter has transmitting technology on it that allows your meter to be read remotely.
The technology in the Sensus brand smart meters use radio signal to transmit meter data, and will not negatively affect health or privacy. In fact, overall health will be improved and privacy enhanced by replacing vehicles and manual visits to your home with environmentally clean radio communication. The wireless portions of the system will be operated according to Federal Communications Commission rules, and will not interfere with other radio frequencies in the area. The transmitters use one-quarter of the power of a cellphone transmission. In fact, exposure to radio waves from smart meters is absolutely tiny compared to cellphones transmissions. The amount of exposure to radio waves decreases with the square of the distance from the radio source and the total transmission time is only 15 seconds per day.
For additional information, please visit https://sensus.com/rf/ .
The City of Lafayette is working with Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) to answer everyone’s questions as thoroughly as possible. We have taken the following steps to answer your questions:
Frequently asked Questions and Answers will be posted on the website for the City of Lafayette and can be found at: www.cityoflafayette.com/SmartMeter . Customers may contact the City of Lafayette Public Works Department at (303) 661-1277.
This project is a city-wide upgrade and will involve all residents. The only difference between the old system and the new system is the way the meters are read. The old system required a meter reader to visit your property monthly, and the new system reads the meters wirelessly.
No. This project is a city-wide system upgrade and will be provided to all residents.
Hours vary and a schedule can be found at: http://cityoflafayette.com/DocumentCenter/View/12108 Boats are first come first serve unless reserved as a fleet rental.
Please visit our jobs webpage at www.cityoflafayette.com/jobs or call or email Penny Ford at 303-661-1250.
For disposal of yard waste and branches, citizens have the following options:
Call Republic Services at 303-286-2400, or view the online schedule on their website.
If you are on the City trash program and need to set up or change your trash or recycling cart, please contact Republic Services at 303-286-2400. HOA communities, please contact your HOA for trash information.
Amended 2015 Budget (and Budget Resolution for 2014 Carryover)
Complete the registration form: http://cityoflafayette.com/eBillForm. Once you sign up for e-billing, you will no longer receive paper bills by mail.
You will receive a confirmation message telling you when to expect your first Lafayette utility e-bill.
You can send the new address to email@example.com, or call us at 303-665-5588 and select Option 5.
Yes. You may pay online at http://www.cityoflafayette.com/payonline, or pay in person at the Finance counter at City Hall, 1290 S. Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026.
You will receive your bill notices from firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to add this to your email address book and/or change your spam filters to allow this email to get through.
The City of Lafayette is not responsible for undeliverable e-bills. Customers are required to submit on-time payments regardless if an e-bill is received or not. Past due fees will not be waived if an e-bill is not received. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure payment is made in the absence of a bill. You will receive notices from email@example.com . Be sure to add this to your address book and/or change your spam filters to allow this email to get through.
You can set up automatic withdrawal from your checking account. Download/Print Automatic Bill Payment Enrollment Form and return it by mail or in person to 1290 S. Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026. You may also use your bank or credit card's bill pay services. Follow their instructions, but be sure to include the account number from your bill so your payment will be credited properly.
To pay by mail, send check (add account number to check notes), with the top portion of your paper bill to: 1290 S. Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026.
To pay in person, visit Finance counter at City Hall, 1290 S. Public Rd., or use the drop box outside the main doors.
View the City of Lafayette's Disconnection Policy
View the City of Lafayette's Payment Arrangement Policy