Legal Notices

Colorado State Statutes require county governments to publish certain meeting notices, announcements and documents in a newspaper of general circulation. The current “official newspaper” for Jefferson County is the Golden Transcript/Wheat Ridge Transcript, published by Colorado Community Media. The BCC also authorizes the publication of legal notices in the Canyon Courier published by Evergreen Newspapers, and the Denver Post YourHub, provided those notices are not specifically required to be published in the “official” newspaper.

The statutes specify requirements for publishing different types of legal notices. Some must be published in the county’s “official” newspaper, some may be published in other publications and still others only require “posting,” which means that a notice must be placed in a designated place for a specific amount of time. For example, the official location for posting meetings of the Board of County Commissioners is a designated bulletin board outside Hearing Room One at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility.