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Posted on: August 16, 2019

JPPHA Statement about Soil Sampling Analysis

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In preparation for construction of the future Jefferson Parkway, field tests to establish baseline soil conditions in the Jefferson Parkway right of way have been ongoing since May. Nearly 250 soil samples have been collected for analysis, with final resu...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

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The health and well-being of all people in our community is the top priority of both Jefferson County Human Services (JCHS) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As the Denver Metro area has grown in the last decade, the cost of living and housing ha...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Temporary Relocation of Offices due to Water Damage

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At approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, a fire sprinkler line break occurred in the Jefferson County Administration & Courts Facility. The flooding damaged and has closed the offices of CASA, Pretrial and Court Services, Sheriff’s Offi...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Jeffco Board of Commissioners Authorizes Public Vote on Surplus TABOR Funds

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On Tuesday, July 23, the Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 to authorize a public vote on whether the county can keep taxes, grants and all other revenue that it collects in excess of limits instituted from the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and oth...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Our ongoing goal is to make Engage Jeffco a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services, events and much more. In addition, the Engage Jeffco enewsletter is a tool to help get citizens more engaged in their communities.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Jeffco Board of Commissioners Considers Placing TABOR Proposal on the Ballot

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal to ask Jeffco voters to allow the county to keep county taxes, grants and all other revenue that it collects in excess of limits instituted from the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Jefferson County Welcomes the BLM to Colorado

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, the city of Lakewood and the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) applaud the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to relocate its headquarter empl...
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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Jefferson County Continues to Prioritize Public Safety

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As a part of the ongoing work of the Board of County Commissioners and staff in prioritizing the 2020 budget, the Board of County Commissioners recently called special meetings with elected officials to determine their budget reduction targets and the rep...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Jefferson County’s Slash Program Helps Reduce Wildfire Danger

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Take advantage of the Jefferson County slash program to reduce wildfire danger and protect your property!  

Jefferson County is once again hosting a summer-long slash collection program at which you can drop off all of your slash. The 2019 slash c...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

What do you know about our budget?

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Do you know how Jefferson County creates its budget each year or what affects our revenues and expenditures? Check out our video, Budget 101 (YouTube), to learn more about the county’s funds, expenses, revenues and how the mill levy and TABOR af...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Access restricted on Clear Creek

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Effective at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and the Golden Police Department will limit waterway activities on Clear Creek.  These temporary restrictions apply to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson Cou...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Public Trustee to be Part of the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office

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Jefferson County Treasurer Jerry DiTullio was at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, May 29 for the signing of House Bill (HB) 19-1295. This bill moves governor appointed public trustees for Colorado's ten most populous counties into the jurisdiction...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

With High Snowpack, Be Prepared for Flooding

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Many people think they are not in danger of flooding if they don't live near a stream or creek. Unfortunately, this is not true. Flooding is the nation’s number one natural disaster. Flash floods, inland flooding and seasonal storms flood every ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Meet Commissioner Lesley Dahlkmeper

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Meet Commissioner Casey Tighe

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Meet Commissioner Libby Szabo

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Kym Sorrells Named Jefferson County Attorney

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Kym Sorrells has been named the Jefferson County Attorney, reporting directly to the Board of County Commissioners. She will officially begin her new role on May 13, 2019. The previous County Attorney Ellen Wakeman retired in early 2019.

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Financial Budget Challenges for Jeffco in 2020

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Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place to live, visit, and conduct business. However, the top-notch services the county provides to residents and local businesses come at a cost. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services,...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Denver Water to Begin Construction on Northwater Central Segment this Spring

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The Northwater Pipeline is being installed in three phases as part of the North System Renewal project needed to update the north end of Denver Water’s system. The work is being done in a Denver Water easement that runs from Ralston Reservoir north of Gol...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Jefferson County Illicit Discharges Information

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Our storm sewer system is designed to carry runoff from rain and snowmelt and discharge it directly to the drainage way. Materials that are dumped or inadvertently washed into our storm sewer system can pollute our creeks and rivers. An illicit discharge ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Denver Water North System Renewal Project

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Construction will begin on the North System Renewal Project (NSR), a critical update to Denver's northern infrastructure.  Denver Water is upgrading and modernizing the northern portion of its water system.

The NSR project involves installing the ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Read the Digital Edition of Historically Jeffco Magazine

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Historically Jeffco magazine is produced annually by the Jefferson County Historical Commission and is available free of charge. This year's magazine features stories revolving around the theme of "Building of Community."  Get your copy...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Let’s Chat Property Taxes and How Your Bill is Calculated

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Each year, property owners receive bills from the county for their property taxes. But how are these taxes calculated? Or did you know that even though the county collects all property taxes, only a small portion goes to the county? The majority goes to s...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Welcome to the New Jefferson County Website

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Today is the day! Welcome to the new Jefferson County website! We’re excited to bring you this new website that we are confident will make doing business online with the county a better experience.

One of our largest improvements is that our site...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

County Launches New Engage Jeffco Video 2017

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Look around, what do you see? A beautiful place to call home. An innovative place to work. A breathtaking place to play. Jefferson County is a place to lay your roots. To raise a family. To feel safe. Make a living. Grow older. To breathe and reset.We str...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Jefferson County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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Jefferson County is getting a new look! The county has recently developed a new brand in an effort to better serve its citizens.Throughout the process of creating the new brand, Jefferson County gathered citizen feedback to help define what citizens think...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Jefferson County Launches OpenGov Financial Portal

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OpenGov platform engages residents with instant access to budget data

Jefferson County announced today the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the county&rsquo...

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