Public Works and Development

The Public Works department strives to enhance the quality of life within unincorporated Arapahoe County. It provides safe, effective transportation, and building of communities through quality planning, design, construction and maintenance in the following areas.

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Building - Code enforcement, plan review, permits, inspection and certificates of occupancy
Engineering - Infrastructure review, floodplain and stormwater regulations, permits and inspections
Oil/Gas and Energy - Permit Applications for exploration and production facilities
Planning and Land Development - Development review and land use planning
Road and Bridge - Maintenance, snow removal, potholes and more
Transportation - Studies, capital infrastructure projects, regional projects and traffic engineering/operations/ITS

Other areas of operations include: 
Animal Control - Regulations, complaints and animal welfare
Mapping and GIS - Mapping support and geographically linked data
Weed Control - Mitigation of noxious weeds
Zoning - Land Development Code regulations enforcement

Helpful resources/information: 
License, Permits and Approvals
Public Notices
Guidance of Colorado Open Records Act for departmental records

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Setting the standard in public works and development

In 2018, Arapahoe County Public Works became the 137th agency in North America and the first County in Colorado to earn accreditation through the American Public Works Association. Less than one percent of the nation's public works agencies have earned this distinction. Accreditation symbolizes the department’s commitment to continual improvement to the quality of life for Arapahoe County citizens.