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El centro de crisis sin cita previa todavía sigue abierto para atender a los clientes de manera presencial. También puede acceder a los servicios llamando al 1-844-493-8255 o enviando un mensaje de texto con la palabra “TALK” al 38255. Estos servicios se encuentran disponibles para atender todo tipo de crisis de salud mental, consumo de sustancias o crisis emocional. Hay un centro de crisis ubicado en el Centro de Crisis y Recuperación del Centro de Jefferson en 4643 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Vea el Centro de Crisis y Recuperación del Centro de Jefferson o los Servicios de Crisis de Colorado, además de las localidades que no requieren cita previa en todo el estado y en el Área Metropolitana de Denver.
LÍNEA DE AYUDA PARA PERSONAS TRANS: 1-877-565-8860
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Jefferson County does not have a use tax. To determine the sales and use taxes to collect/pay based on your address, use the Colorado Sales Tax Lookup Tool. Visit the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation website to learn more. In Colorado, the state collects sales taxes for the counties. The state must also collect city sales taxes for a city that is not a home-rule city. Contact the Colorado Department of Revenue for more information about sales taxes, 303-238-3278 or 303-238-7378.
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Most of the jet aircraft taking off and landing at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) are following the established departure procedures or glide path for our instrument approach and must make certain altitude adjustments at certain points to perform a safe landing. An airplane’s ability to fly the designated approach or departure is what primarily governs the design of these procedures.
An aircraft must be able to slow from its cruising speed to its landing speed during the approach, and it must maintain a certain minimum speed on departure to stay airborne. This limits a plane’s climb angle. Terrain avoidance and obstacle clearance are also primary concerns. RMMA does not have any enforcement authority over aircraft that violate regulations and fly too low. If you believe an aircraft is flying too low, please contact the Federal Aviation Administration at 303-342-1100 and report the violation.
No. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Aviation Regulations control the flight paths and aircraft routing into and out of every airport. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) does not control traffic routing near the airport or anywhere in the Denver airspace system. Traffic arriving and departing RMMA become part of this system and must mix with traffic arriving and departing DIA, Centennial, Front Range and other airports. Each aircraft is assigned altitudes and headings that will safely integrate them in the system. The RMMA tower only controls aircraft within five miles of the airport and below 3,000 feet. Aircraft outside this envelope are generally controlled by Denver Center or are visual flight rules (VFR) and regulated by Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Changing one component alters other parts of the system; therefore, changes to our aircraft routes are significant. But again, the FAA determines them.
Noise statistics are reported in a format similar to that used by Denver International Airport. Statistics are tracked by household and neighborhood to help determine problem areas. The offending aircraft can sometimes - not always - be tracked, and when the situation warrants, we can contact the aircraft owner to discuss the situation. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is part of the National Airspace System, and the federal government has designated it as a National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) facility. This means RMMA is essential to the nation's air transportation system and cannot deny access to any specific user, nor does the airport have the authority to limit hours of operation. Contact us at 303-271-4850 for more details.
We continually promote our program to our tenants and users and conduct quarterly meetings with the FAA control tower manager. As part of the ongoing campaign, airport staff visits many airport tenants with maps and information about why aircraft noise is a critical issue that everyone must help to mitigate. Because the program is voluntary, we focus on the most frequent airport users. It is important to note that business jets are normally on instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plans when arriving and departing, meaning they are limited in what they can do to minimize their noise footprint. As newer and quieter aircraft hit the market, airport noise will be noticeably reduced. We continue to gather information from the National Business Aircraft Association noise mitigation programs. For more information, contact us at 303-271-4850.
Those efforts are mainly for airports with residences that lie within an area of very high noise levels as delineated by the airport's noise contours. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport does not have a significant number of residences (if any) in this area, and the projected noise contours for the airport over the next 20 years show a decrease in noise contour lines due to quieter aircraft being produced. Airports that experience a classification change may also have their noise contours modified. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is, and always has been, a "reliever” for Denver International Airport, and the master plan does not include changes to this status. For any other questions, contact us at 303-271-4850.
The line is used to track the noise program's effectiveness and attempt to identify excessively loud aircraft. There are naturally more complaints during the summer months because aircraft performance suffers in warmer temperatures and people spend time with windows and doors open or go outside to enjoy the weather. As a result, we know this is a time to heavily promote the program. Also, if there are several complaints against one particular aircraft at a specific date and time, we can sometimes track the "offender" and directly contact the company. Airport staff has found this direct company contact to be beneficial. Calling the noise line for every aircraft that flies overhead reduces the program's effectiveness.
We have a proactive noise abatement program that includes maps and guidelines for airport users. We meet with flight schools and other tenants to continually emphasize the importance of mitigating noise, and it is often a topic during our quarterly brief. The noise abatement program is designed to help the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport users coexist peacefully with the surrounding communities. It is every pilot's responsibility to follow the airport recommended noise abatement procedures, while staying within safe aircraft operational parameters; however, we can't control the traffic after it departs. This is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) area of authority.
Additionally, we continue to advise surrounding cities and developers about how the airport will affect their developments. In some neighborhoods, avigation easements are included in the closing paperwork so residents are aware of the potential hazards associated with living near the airport. We will continue to make recommendations and promote our noise abatement program to try to minimize the impact of aircraft noise as much as possible. Contact us for any further questions at 303-271-4850.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations control the flight paths and aircraft routing into and out of every airport. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport does not control traffic routing near the airport or anywhere in the Denver airspace system. The airport can only encourage pilots on visual flight rules (VFR) flights to fly over unpopulated areas, but these areas are disappearing rapidly. And VFR arrivals and departures account for only a fraction of the total operations conducted. Please call the FAA at 303-342-1100 with questions about aircraft operation in our airspace.
Airplanes at this altitude (5,670 feet above sea level) don’t perform as well as they do at lower elevations. This means they can’t climb as quickly because their wings, engines and propellers are less efficient in the thin air. The planes create more noise because they are forced into a more shallow climb angle. At lower elevations, pilots typically use the lowest power setting possible for take off, reducing engine wear, saving fuel and creating less noise. At a high-altitude airport like ours, pilots must use a higher power setting for safety reasons; plane engines don’t provide as much thrust at this elevation. The result is more noise because planes must fly closer to the ground for longer periods; nothing can change this physical fact. Call us at 303-271-4850 for more information.
Rock Creek subdivision will soon span the entire western aerial access to the airport so flights over this area are unavoidable. Currently, our noise abatement procedures encourage visual flight rules (VFR) traffic to fly south of the development; however, these procedures are not mandatory and will soon be impossible to perform. The Federal Aviation Administration flight check director determines the safest route for instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft to follow with respect to terrain avoidance and airspace procedures. The airport can't change them, and we don't have control over aircraft after they leave our runways. Flight safety must take priority over all other concerns. Pilots generally want to limit their noise impact below, but they are occupied with the demands of aircraft control, navigation and traffic avoidance. For more details, call us at 303-271-4850.
Jet aircraft operate in the early morning and late-evening hours for various reasons. Many are medical flights with patients or critical organs on board or check-carrying cargo operations. Other flights involve corporations and businesses based near the airport.
All homeowners in our influence area are required to sign an avigation easement when they purchase their home. This document ensures residents are aware of and accept the noise and vibration aircraft may generate while operating at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. Consult your closing documents or call your city for more information.
The RMMACNR can make recommendations to Jefferson County and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about ways to address noise concerns. However, the FAA retains sole control and regulatory authority over the National Airspace System. RMMA has no control over how and where the aircraft fly. Once the wheels of the aircraft leave the pavement, the aircraft is under the control of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control. Safety is the number one concern and keeping maximum separation between aircraft takes precedence over noise related concerns.
Activity levels at airports are measured by aircraft operations. An operation is defined by the FAA as a takeoff or a landing. So, a “touch and go” conducted by a training aircraft counts as two operations. In 2021, RMMA experienced 201,423 aircraft operations. That’s, on average, a takeoff or landing approximately every three minutes. However, the amount of operations varies significantly by season and time of day. The highest annual operations at RMMA occurred in 1977, with more than 248,000 aircraft operations.
As a public-use airport, RMMA is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in most weather conditions. Airport administration office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. Airport operations are staffed 24/7.
Airplanes must take off and land into the wind. The prevailing wind direction at RMMA is from the northwest, and the primary sets of runways are oriented accordingly.
The areas immediately underneath the departure and approach ends of the runways will experience high volumes of aircraft overflights. Areas underneath the standard traffic pattern will also experience substantial volumes of aircraft overflights.
RMMA collects noise complaints. If you have been affected by noise from RMMA, please call the noise complaint line at 303-271-4874 or complete the online complaint form.
RMMA publishes voluntary noise abatement procedures in order to encourage pilots to fly as community-friendly as possible. These procedures should be used only when practical.In all cases, safety and air traffic control instructions take precedence.
In addition to the above procedures, RMMA encourages all tenants and airport users to follow the National Business Aircraft Association’s Fly Quiet procedures. These procedures can be found on the NBAA Environment web page.
Federal Aviation Regulations specify a minimum safe altitude of 1,000 feet over congested areas and 500 feet over non-congested areas. Helicopters and aircraft that are in the process of taking off or landing are exempt from these altitude requirements.
The law requires all animal bites that break the skin (with the exception of rodents) be reported to the animal control office in the jurisdiction where the bite occurred. If there is any question, please contact animal control at 303-271-5070. Visit the animal control webpage for more information. Email Animal Control.
In Jefferson County, it is unlawful to harbor a female dog in heat / season unless the dog is confined during such time in a house, building or secure enclosure so the dog does not create a neighborhood nuisance. A dog owner commits a Class II petty offense if he or she does not comply with this regulation.
Female dogs that have not been spayed can be expected to come into heat twice each year, and each cycle lasts about three weeks. During this time, the female dog must be properly confined.
Visit the Animal Control webpages for more information.
Dogs allowed to roam the streets are a nuisance and dangerous to the public, and they are in constant danger from cars, irate people and other dogs. For these reasons, all dogs must be on a leash or confined on the owner's premises at all times. Dogs found in violation of the leash law may be detained by a citizen, turned over to animal control and impounded at the animal shelter. In addition to impound fees, owners can be issued a summons for a violation of county regulations.
For further see the Leash Law (PDF). Please check signage posted at any park before allowing your dog to roam freely. View the Animal Control webpage for more information.
Licensing reunites lost pets with their owners. A dog license can be traced 24 hours a day, every day of the year by an on-call animal control officer in any part of the county. The license information includes home and alternate phone numbers, a secondary person to contact in case of emergency and medical and dietary information for the dog. Before the dog license, owners were only required to have a current rabies tag on their pet. Rabies tags could only be traced through the issuing veterinary clinic and only when the clinic was open.
Visit the License Your Dog webpage for more information.
Example Using a $300,000 Residence and 100 Mills Levy
If the total mill levy is 100 mills and using the residential assessment rate of 7.15% and a non-residential assessment rate of 29%, annual taxes would be:
However, taxes for like-valued properties will vary based on the specific mill levy for the tax district where the property is located.
The Assessor’s office is responsible for determining the actual value of your property. We revalue all properties every two years as ordered by state statute. For example, in 2019 and 2020, we determined the market value of residential property by analyzing sales of properties that sold between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018. These dates are set by the state. Once these sales were verified, they were compared to the property being valued by a computer program and adjusted for size, age, date of sale, and amenities, such as bathrooms, garages, basements, porches, etc. This adjusted value is what the Assessor’s Office believes is a reasonable market value for your property and is the value used by the Treasurer’s Office to calculate your taxes. We call this value the actual value.
Property taxes are calculated using this actual value by plugging it in to the formulas below:
Actual Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value
Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Taxes
Here is an example calculating the taxes of a $300,000 residence with 100 mills levy using the 2020 assessment rate:
Taxes for like-valued properties will vary based on the specific mill levy for the tax district where the property is located, and taxes for properties in the same tax district will vary based on having different values.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons that your taxes could have gone up. However the most common reason that your taxes go up is that the value assigned to your property has increased. The valued assigned by the Assessor’s Office will follow the pattern of market value of properties in your neighborhood. As the value of homes in the neighborhood increase, so too does the value assigned by the Assessor’s Office. If homes are selling for more, you home becomes more valuable, even if no changes have been made to your property.
The appeal timeframe is May 1st thru June 1st each year. It is important to review your Notice of Value sent every odd year to every property owner to determine if you agree with the Assessor Value.
The Assessor’s Office transfers ownership by publicly recorded documents. These documents are recorded for public record at the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office. They can be reached at the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder website or at 303-271-8121. The Assessor’s Office does not monitor loans for mortgages or refinancing.
The Assessor’s Office does a thorough review AFTER the document is recorded. The document is checked for the signature, notary acknowledgement and the correct legal description before the title is changed.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft please contact the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office at 303-271-0211 or report a crime online.
If you would like to take additional steps to protect yourself, please contact an attorney or outside company that provides identity theft services. The Jefferson County Assessor’s Office does not provide these services, nor do we provide any identity reports to outside companies.
The deed or other document should be recorded at the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office for public record. They can be reached at the Clerk and Recorder website or 303-271-8122.
To get copies of documents you will need to contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office online at or via phone at (303) 271-8186.
We are currently processing documents as quickly and accurately as we can. We work documents in chronological order. Ownership changes that occurred after the month that we are currently processing may not be reflected on Property Record Search results. Thank you for your patience. See what month we are currently processing on our home page.
When you click the document number in Property Records Search, you will be taken to the Clerk and Recorder Land Records website. In order to see the actual image of your document, you will need to purchase it from the Clerk and Recorder’s office. They can be contacted online on their website or via phone at (303) 271-8186. If you only need some of the information from the deed, look in the column on the left after clicking on the document number in Property Records Search. Some of the information on your deed should be listed there. Keep in mind that the Land Records website is through the Clerk and Recorder, not the Assessor’s Office, so any questions about it should be directed to them.
We are currently processing documents as quickly and accurately as we can. Ownership changes that occurred after the month that we are currently processing may not be reflected on Property Records Search results. Thank you for your patience. See what month we are currently processing on our home page.
The Assessor’s Office does not track or research easements. Easements are researched by viewing and scaling out the legal description for all recorded documents involved in the chain of title for the property in question and possibly the surrounding area. It is recommended that you hire an attorney or title company to assist you in this process. If you wish to view public documents, they are recorded at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. They can be reached on their website or via telephone 303-271-8122.
Please use our contact form to contact us with your schedule number and the details of the misspelling. We will correct the information and you will see it reflected on the website within a few days.
Once a mortgage is paid off, the mortgage company files the documentation with the Jefferson County Public Trustee showing the loan is paid in full. The Public Trustee will process this release of lien and send it to the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder for recording. A new deed is not issued at this time. To obtain a copy of your original deed from your purchase or any deeds you may have recorded, you will need to contact the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder on the Clerk and Recorder website or at 303-271-8121
The Assessor’s office does not determine the zoning of property. We value the property based on how it is used. Zoning is determined by the Planning and Zoning department. You can contact them on the Planning and Zoning website or at 303-271-8700
Due to the complexity of mineral rights research, you may need to hire a real estate attorney or a title company to assist you. Mineral rights may or may not appear on your deed. Deeds are recorded for public record at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. They can be reached at the Clerk and Recorder website or 303-271-8122.
The Assessor’s Office does not work with or research liens. Liens are recorded for public record at the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office. They can be reached at the Clerk and Recorder website or 303-271-8122.
The Assessor’s Office is notified of changes in ownership by recorded documents. The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide legal advice as to which document you should record. You may want to contact an attorney or title company to assist you in choosing the correct document. The document you choose should be recorded at the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office for public record. They can be reached at the Clerk and Recorder website or 303-271-8122. Please note, the recording of a Marriage Certificate for public records will not change the ownership or name of an owner.
Tax bills are sent by and paid to the Jefferson County Treasurer’s Office. They can be reached at the Treasurer website or 303-271-8330.
Legal descriptions may be located on deeds, plats, or other recorded documents. The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide legal descriptions or determine what legal description should be used on legal documents. You may need to seek advice from a title company or a real estate attorney.
Recorded documents are available from the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder. For more information, visit the Clerk and Recorder website or at 303-271-8121.
The Assessor’s Office changes its records based on changes in the real property records recorded in Jefferson County. Without a recorded document the Assessor’s Office is unable to combine parcels onto a single tax bill or split parcels. Please be aware even if a document is recorded in the real property records the Assessor’s Office may still be unable to combine the parcels onto one tax bill, and property owners may still receive multiple tax bills. Please note, this typically happens when the properties to be combined are not within the same taxing districts or the ownership and tenancy of parcels are not the same – as a result, the Assessor’s Office is unable to combine the tax bills. The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide legal advice as to which document you should record to effectuate a split or combination.
If you would like to pursue some type of action to combine or split your parcels, and your property is in unincorporated Jefferson County, please contact the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Division and inquire about a property merger or a subdivision process. Jefferson County Planning and Zoning can be reached on the Jeffco Planning and Zoning website or at 303-271-8700.
If the property is located within city limits, you will need to contact the planning & zoning office for your city and inquire about a property merger or a subdivision process.
If your intent in requesting to combine parcels is to have an adjacent lot or parcel classified as residential for assessment purposes, the lot or parcels do not have to be combined to qualify. If you would like more information about this, please submit your question to our contact form, list your question as “Land and Agricultural,” and note that this is what you are asking about.
Property lines can only be determined by a surveyor. Jefferson County does not offer this service. If your property is within a platted subdivision, you may view the recorded plats at the Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder can be reached on their website or at 303-271-8122. The Jefferson County Assessor’s parcel maps can be viewed by locating the property in question through the Assessor Property Records Search Application.
When an owner on a deed dies, the death certificate may need to be recorded with the Clerk and Recorder. For more information on recording a death certificate, visit the Clerk and Recorder website or reach them at 303-271-8121.
The rest of the process depends on what kind of ownership the property is.
If the property is joint tenancy, the recording of a death certificate may result in the deceased owner being removed, but we still recommend getting legal advice from an attorney or probate court to be certain.
If the property is tenants in common, the recording of the death certificate will not automatically result in the deceased owner being removed. You will need to contact probate court or an attorney to have the deceased owner removed. The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide any legal advice. Probate court can be reached at 720-772-2500 and is located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, CO 80419.
We are unable to provide new schedule numbers before the plat, split, or deed is processed as they do not exist until that time. Plats, splits, and deeds will be worked in chronological order by recording date. With the Jefferson County offices previously closed due to COVID-19 we are working hard to address this backlog. We are unable to provide a time frame for when these documents will be processed. We appreciate your patience.
Plot plans and blueprints, if on file, will be with planning and zoning. If you live within unincorporated Jefferson County, you can contact the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning department on the Jeffco Planning and Zoning website or at 303-271-8700. If you are within city limits, you will need to contact your city’s planning and zoning department for this information.
You can find the index books in the column on the left side of the screen in our Property Records Search tool, or you can go directly to the index books page using this link.
The Assessor’s Office changes its records based on changes in the real property records recorded in Jefferson County. Without a recorded document the Assessor’s Office is unable to separate your duplex or townhome into separate parcels. This is typically completed pursuant to the exchange of deeds. Please note, the Assessor’s Office will not recognize a separate parcel solely with the recordation of a survey or party wall agreement.
The Assessor’s Office is unable to provide legal advice as to which document you should record to effectuate a separation. If you need more in-depth information on separations, we suggest you contact a title company or a real estate attorney for more assistance.
If the property is located within city limits, you may need to contact the planning & zoning office for your city for further information on this process in that jurisdiction as well.
The Assessor’s Office does not provide title or chain of title reports. However, Jefferson County does provide a wide variety of information about all properties within the county through our GIS software called JMap. Most properties can be researched by using the Assessor Information screen within JMap. Simply go to JMap and search the address of the property you are interested in and once on the main screen click on the link to Assessor Information. Select the desired property one more time and on the next screen will appear a wide variety of information about the selected property, including a sales history which lists deeds and reception numbers for recent sales of the property. Please be aware that this is based on the information the Assessor’s Office has at the time. The information may not be up to date.
Documents can be purchased at the Recording Department at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The Recording Department can be reached at 303-271-8122 or on the Clerk & Recorder's website.
If you need a more in-depth chain of title or records search, we suggest you contact a title company or a real estate attorney for more assistance.
If you feel our records are in error, please contact us via our contact form. Please be ready to provide a copy of the recorded documents you believe are missing and that correct the error. If you cannot provide the recorded documents, please have an attorney, or title company contact us and provide the appropriate recorded documents to change our records.
If you sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs rated your service-connected disability as one hundred percent permanent and total, and you have owned and occupied the property as your primary residence since at least January 1 of the year of application, you probably qualify. However, there are additional qualifications and exceptions for certain situations. For more details on eligibility, please visit our Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption webpage.
If you are at least 65 years old on January 1 of the year in which you hope to qualify and have owned and occupied the property as your primary residence for at least ten years prior to January 1, you probably qualify. However, there are additional qualifications and exceptions for certain situations. For more details on eligibility, please visit our Senior Property Tax Exemption webpage.
To apply, please submit your application by July 1 of the year in which you hope to gain the exemption to the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs. The application is available from the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs, which can be contacted at:
Colorado Department of Military and Veterans AffairsDivision of Veterans Affairs482 28 RoadGrand Junction, CO 81501
Telephone: 970-257-3760 Fax: 970-245-0782
Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs Property Tax Exemption Website
To apply for the Senior Property Tax Exemption, you must fill out the application and return it to the Assessor’s Office by July 15 of the first year for which you hope to receive the exemption. For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please visit our Senior Property Tax Exemption webpage.
As of 2020, the actual value of the property is reduced by 50 percent of the first $200,000 of value. For example:
Probably not, but maybe. In general, the exemption automatically carries over from year to year, so most people will only have to apply once; however, if the original applicant dies, their spouse must re-apply to keep the exemption. In addition, if there is a change in ownership, for example if the property was transferred to a trust or other legal entity, the applicant must reapply.
To calculate the amount of the reduction for your property:
The Alzheimer's Association created tips for caregiver's supporting individual's with Alzheimer's disease and dementia specific to COVID-19. There are resources specific for caregiving at home, at assisted living, and for staying healthy.
Benefits in Action continues to serve those who need services.
For any needs, contact 720-221-8354 or email Benefits in Action.
Information for Medicare beneficiaries related to COVID-19 can be found at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or call 303-480-6835.
CSU Extension has created a comprehensive webpage of resources for older adults. Find resources for health, food assistance, transportation, and unemployment benefits.
Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council offers a list of available transportation services.
DRCOG offers a variety of supports and programs to older adults. They currently have a phone line set up connecting those over 60 with services and supports. Call 303-480-6700 to get connected.
At Homecare.org, our mission is to ensure that seniors and their loved ones have the help and resources they need to remain independent and safe in their own homes. We believe that every older adult should have the opportunity to choose their own path in their senior care journey. No matter what challenges they face, we are here to empower seniors and their loved ones by providing tools and the resources they need to make informed decisions.
Jefferson County Human Services continues to investigate reports of abuse and neglect of at-risk adults. We have a 24/7 screening hotline at 303-271-4673. For an overview of all programs and how they can help, please use our Resource Guide.
Jefferson County Community Partners are running a communications campaign called CommUNITY to promote and connect people in need in Jefferson County with community resources and assistance available amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will run in English and Spanish, and the components include:
By connecting the Jefferson County community with available resources, the campaign will support the wellbeing of those in need as well as contribute to the County’s overall ability to progress through emergency response and recovery phases.
Jefferson County Community Partners include: Jefferson County Human Services, Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Affairs, Benefits in Action, BGOLDN, Calvary Church Golden, Community Table, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Hunger Free Colorado, Integrated Family Community Services, Jeffco Eats, Joy’s Kitchen, Lakewood Connects, Mountain Resource Center, The Action Center, and West Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The campaign launches December 9, 2020 and is funded through the federal CARES Act.
Click on the “PARTNER TOOLKIT” tab for resources to promote the campaign including talking points, posters, flyers, social media content, and more!
DDRC creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.
Colorado Office of Early Childhood Department of Human Services Frequently Asked Questions.
Jeffco Families Colorado resource page is a one-stop resource for caregivers of young children in Jefferson County.
Jefferson County CTC created a resource for parents and guardians to talk with teens about COVID-19. This includes how to start a conversation, quick tips, things to do, and recommended resources.
No-Cost preschool program for children 3-5 years of age. All enrolled Head Start families receive services including no-cost meals, virtual learning opportunities, personalized instruction from child’s teacher, a dedicated Family Support Specialist to coordinate resources and a Mental Health specialist to provide support.
Jefferson County Human Services investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. We have a 24/7 screening hotline at 303-271-4357 or the statewide Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS.
Jeffco Schools will be implementing meal service based on the most current learning model at the time. Meal service will consist of meals provided in person, take home meals from school sites and multiple meal pickups for remote learners. All school meals are free to all students through June 30th, 2021.
For assistance with unemployment insurance, visit the state’s website for unemployment.
Resources for Job Seekers and Businesses including Lay-off Assistance are available on the Business Workforce Center web page. You can make a virtual appointment (by phone or video) with a workforce specialist for job search resources or career coaching. To make an appointment please call 303-271-4755 or email the Workforce Center.
It’s simple, free, and easy to receive free groceries from the Action Center.
Each week your household can receive a pre-packed box of groceries filled with healthy, high quality food like fruits, veggies, meat, dairy, and much more. (Selection varies daily).
With easy access, you can just drive-thru or walk up. The grocery is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 3pm – closed for lunch from 12pm to 1pm daily. No appointment or documentation required.
Mail may be picked up when the grocery is open. Vouchers for Colorado IDs, drivers' licenses, and birth certificates are also available upon request (quantities are limited).
Belmar Church in Lakewood provides food every Thursday evening at the church. There are no pre-qualifiers and all are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and food is given out between 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. A photo ID is requested but not required. All services are free. For more information email Belmar Church or call 303-986-5500.
Benefits in action continues to provide SNAP navigation and application assistance, as well as help with finding open food banks and pantries. For any needs, contact 720-221-8354 or email Benefits in Action.
BGoldN is an innovative food assistance program run out of the city of Golden. BGoldN is offering many different options for food assistance including prepackaged pickup and delivery services for individuals who are unable to leave their home.
The Calvary Food Shelf at Calvary Church in Golden remains open with shelf stable and fresh food (limited), $10 grocery cards, toiletries (as long as they last); we're using a "grab and go" model of distribution right now and will most likely add delivery to those who are unable to get out. We also have travel-type bags of food for the homeless population.
Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) is the online portal to assistance programs. Skip the office visit by completing an application and managing benefits on the Colorado PEAK website.
A free drive-thru Pet Food Bank is available for pet owners to continue taking care of their pets and to keep them out of shelters. Walk-ins are accepted at all their locations and Spanish language services are available. To find a location near you and to view their schedule visit the Colorado Pet Pantry website.
Community Table ensures that the residents of Arvada and neighboring communities in Northern Jefferson County have a place to go for emergency food.
Denver Food Rescue, Bondadosa, Focus Points Family Resource Center and Lost City have partnered to deliver free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Submit an application to receive meals at Denver Metro Emergency Food Network.
Evergreen Christian Outreach offers a food bank for the Evergreen area.
Golden Backpack Program is continuing to help distribute food to kids with help from community partners since schools are closed.
Hunger Free Colorado connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems, and social change to end hunger.
Jeffco Eats help kids and families eat by providing food over the weekends to ensure that no child goes hungry in Jeffco Title One Schools, GAP schools, Section 8 apartments, rec centers, parks, and Head Start programs.
Jeffco Schools will be implementing meal service based on the most current learning model at the time. Meal service will consist of meals provided in person, take home meals from school sites and multiple meal pickups for remote learners. All school meals are free to all students through June 30th, 2021.
Kaizen Food Rescue is partnering with organizations across the Denver Metro Area to provide food at various mobile food pantry. Please check the website calendar for additional information for food pick up at the different sites.
Light of the World offers a Holy Family Center Food Pantry, as well as financial and employment guidance.
Mountain Resource Center provides basic needs, Public Benefits Program Assistance and Veterans Support Services. Call 303-838-7552 or go online.
Get more information on stores with special hours from AARP.
Waterstone Food Pantry is a partner agency of Food Bank of the Rockies. Serving customers in the west Littleton/Morrison area using a curbside drive-up contactless model. We provide shelf-stable foods as well as meat, dairy, and fresh produce.
Home grocery delivery service is available to all Access-a-Ride (AaR) customers. RTD is offering this service during the COVID-19 state of emergency to provide current Access-a-Ride customers with a food delivery option that does not require leaving home. No fare is required for customers to use this service. Grocery pickup is now available from King Soopers, Safeway, Community Ministry Southwest Food Bank, Senior Hub Senior Solutions and Adams County Food Bank. Customers must place their grocery order themselves and schedule a pick-up on the RTD website with AaR one day in advance.For providers: To add your food pantry, market, or other food organization to RTD’s list of pickup locations for Access-A-Ride customers email or call/text 720-485-7033.
Benefits in Action (BIA) is providing food delivery to individuals. Fill out the form on their website and BIA will contact and deliver directly to you. If there are low-income senior housing facilities whose residents need food, BIA will deliver there as well. For housing facilities, email or call 720-221-8354. For delivery geography, BIA is currently delivering to Lakewood and surrounding neighborhoods.
Bondadosa via the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network is now delivering free, prepared meals across Jefferson County. Note: their website does say there is a waitlist, but their capacity is grown far quicker than being able to actively change the site, so there is no waitlist. Sign up for meals on the Denver Delivered website using the available form.
If you need transit to the grocery store call the Hunger Free Colorado hotline, 855-855-4626 (Statewide Toll-Free); 720-382-2920 (Denver Metro) to receive a code for a free Lyft ride.
Starting March 24, 2020, BGoldN will provide free meals from local restaurants & grocery delivery stores to those impacted by COVID-19.Meals can be picked up at:
For those unable to leave their home:
Integrated Family Community Services offers contact-free grocery box distribution for pick-up: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 - 11:30 am and 1 - 3 pm and Drive-Thru: Wednesday: 8:30 - 11:30 am (while supplies last).
The Action Center provides an immediate and compassionate response to those in our community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change.
The Action Center’s clothing bank is now at a larger location to better serve our community. The new clothing bank is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm. Volunteer shifts will be 9:15am-12pm and 12:45pm-3:30pm on those days. The address is 1565 Wadsworth, on the west side of Wadsworth north of Colfax, next to Pattaya Thai and Romantix. This is the same location as our holiday shop if you participated in that event. The clothing bank will be open to anyone in the community who needs assistance and participants will be able to come to the clothing bank one time per month. No appointment necessary. Face masks & temperature check required.
Community Connections Center connects criminal justice involved individuals to county and state resources to help them when they are on pre-trial supervision, probation, work release and upon re-entry from jail, community corrections and prison.
Individuals can call the warmline at 720-507-7079 where they are connected to a Spanish speaking Community Navigator. Our navigators actively listen to the needs of our callers and work diligently to identify resources that are available.
CSU Extension has a web page of compiled statewide resources in many areas such as food safety, nutrition & well being, cleaning, older adults etc.
DDRC creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.
DRCOG’s network of care website is a comprehensive community-based resource with information on services available to seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Family Tree Domestic Violence Services keeps survivors and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking safe through our crisis line, emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, supervised parenting time and linkages to community resources. The 24-hour domestic violence crisis line is 303-420-6752.
Hands’ Good Neighbor Garage Program provides automotive services for single women in need living in Jefferson County. Services (for up to two years) include car repairs, placements of vehicles donated to Hands, on-going maintenance, and car care education. To review program qualifications and begin the application process, visit Hands of the Carpenter’s website.
The Navigation Services team can help Jefferson Center clients with: Assessing, applying and problem solving for all public benefits, Information about all Jefferson Center programs and services, Information and referrals to resources in the community, Brief clinical services and short term problem resolution.
JUUST Living is a sober living residence located in Lakewood. We are affordable and safe and especially welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community.
LEAP helps pay a portion of winter home heating costs. Apply over the phone or submit an application online.
LyftUp is donating tens of thousands of rides to those with essential transportation needs — especially for families and children, low-income seniors, doctors and nurses. We’re working with new and existing partners on this initiative including United Way, World Central Kitchen, and Team Rubicon. All riders and drivers are asked to stay home if they are sick, and should work with a medical professional to discuss transportation options if they need to see a doctor. Per the CDC and local health officials, anyone who suspects they may have or is diagnosed with COVID-19 should not use ridesharing.
Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.
Mother Cabrini's Resource Directory contains 394 different resource agencies, 43 categories in English and Spanish, and 768 individual resource items.
ResPet Colorado offers temporary foster care for pets whose owners are in crisis. A last resort for pets of people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, low-income individuals/families, seniors, or those needing medical or drug treatment.
The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center has a compiled list of executive orders and resources for recovery and assistance. You can find information on loans for small businesses, housing resources, agriculture resources, and a list of school meal sites for parents.
Colorado is on a statewide Stay at Home Order. We know this can pose many challenges for all Coloradans. So we’ve created a Stay At Home CO Guide full of free resources, supports, and activities to help you, your family, and your loved ones during this time. These pages will be regularly updated and you can submit suggestions of free resources that are helping Coloradans stay at home.
What You Need to Know (IRS website)FAQ’s Economic Impact Stimulus Payments part of the CARES Act
This guide by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood provides great resources and tips on talking to children about the COVID-19. It includes virtual field trips, ways to talk to children about coronavirus, stories and more!
There are people who still need shelter. There are families who still need food and help with the utility bill. There are displaced families who still need a place to live. There are men and women who still need job training. While there is still need, The Salvation Army is here to serve.
The Red Cross has launched their Virtual Integrated Condolence Care Program. This program is designed to help the loved ones of those that have died from COVID-19 with emotional support and grief counseling, faith-based resources, funeral information, legal resources, financial service, and veterans’ assistance.
STRIDE Community Health Center provides health care to low-income, uninsured and underserved populations at multiple locations across the Denver Metro Area. STRIDE CHC is testing for COVID-19 and is offering telehealth visits. For more information call 303-360-6276.
Children’s ParentSmart line serves the entire state of Colorado. This free health line is for any parent with a sick child, especially families without a primary care provider. If a child has a primary care physician, parents are encouraged to speak with their child’s primary care physician before calling this health line. The Healthline number is 720-777-0123.
Clinica Colorado serves populations in Adams County and surrounding areas with low cost, primary health care, especially for those who are uninsured. Clinica is offering telehealth visits for both new and existing patients. Appointments are available in English and Spanish.
Connect for Health COLORADO, Colorado’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace. See what health insurance options are available or if you qualify for Medicaid.
COVIDLine provides free COVID-19 symptom screening, phone-based appointments with volunteer doctors, and routing and recommendations for leveraging local resources. The goal of the service is to provide reassurance and resources to hundreds of thousands of Colorado residents, including undocumented immigrants, who are concerned they may have COVID-19 symptoms but do not have healthcare. Spanish-speaking doctors and interpreters will be available.
COVIDLine Telephone Hotline Numbers:
Offers a variety of services to encompass all of a patient’s needs and strive to provide complete care to individuals with a focus on wellness and disease prevention. Sheridan Health Services, Inc. has two locations serving adults and children. The Sheridan Family Health Clinic and the Sheridan Youth Health Clinic both provide primary care and a comprehensive range of physical, behavioral, oral health, and pharmacy services.
Interested in finding out how you can help your community? Find opportunities to volunteer or donate. Need volunteers for your organization? Ask to be matched to volunteers in your community!
People can help the country during this public health emergency by donating blood. There is a shortage of blood supply throughout the U.S. and you can help by scheduling an appointment to give on the Vitalant Website. Donating blood is completely safe.
Colorado Gives supporting nonprofits during this outbreak helps our communities stay healthy and thrive. Together, we can keep Colorado strong.
As more community members get outside, we’re seeing some concerning activities and potentially dangerous behaviors. We have every hope of keeping Jeffco parks and trails open for your enjoyment. To do this, we need your help. We ask that you follow these requirements and recommendations for the greater good of our community and to allow park rangers, sheriff’s deputies, first responders and other parks team members to do their jobs safely and better serve you.
If you have been adversely affected by COVID-19 (your company is shutting down; you have no sick or other leave), there may be resources to assist during this State of Emergency.
If you are a landlord or your tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.
Emergency Assistance is for Jefferson County residents economically impacted by COVID-19 needing short-term assistance with housing (rent/mortgage).
Action Center is serving all of Jefferson County and can provide rent, mortgage, or utility assistance.
Those experiencing difficulties paying their Colorado Housing and Finance Authority home mortgage loan due to impacts of COVID-19, or other financial circumstances, are encouraged to work with CHFA's Loan Servicing Team by applying for hardship assistance on the CHFA website.
Brothers Redevelopment is a Denver-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region's low-income, elderly and disabled residents. Serving all of Jefferson County with Homeowner Emergency Repairs. Call 1-844-926-6632 or 303-202-6340
City of Arvada is serving the Arvada area with Homeowner Emergency Repairs. Call 720-898-7496 or 720-898-7498
The Colorado Division of Housing is compiling resources and guidance relevant to the COVID-19 response and recovery effort. This site provides up-to-date on resources and information on eviction prevention, housing assistance, and homelessness resources. To limit evictions, foreclosures, and public utility disconnections, Governor Jared Polis has passed an Executive Order with directives and resources available to the public.The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing has launched the Property Owner Preservation program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to allocate federal CARES Act funds for rental assistance to landlords on behalf of their tenants. If you or your tenants have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance from the state.
Colorado Housing Connects has a Colorado Foreclosure Hotline at 1-844-926-6632 that specializes in helping people navigate non-emergency housing services and resources. Our free bilingual helpline provides information about a wide range of housing services and topics of interest to renters, landlords, first-time home buyers, seniors, persons with disabilities and anyone with fair housing concerns.
Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) is the online portal to assistance programs. See the PEAK FAQ.
Colorado Safe Parking Initiative is a citizen-led initiative to encourage safe, legal parking locations for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who are living in vehicles in Colorado's Front Range communities.
This guide is designed to help tenants navigate conversations with their landlords, respond to eviction proceedings, and seek out support in this challenging time. This document is being updated constantly, so please check back as the situation on the ground changes.
Evergreen Christian Outreach is serving the Jefferson County Mountain Communities with Utility Assistance. Call 303-670-1796
There is an existing network of state agencies that provide homeless prevention services, including rental and mortgage assistance. The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has developed an Evictions Resources Map that can be used with 211 Colorado to help renters avoid eviction.
Family Tree Housing and Family Stabilization Services works with individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or those at-risk of homelessness. We offer emergency shelter, an information help line, homeless prevention services, case management, education and employment services, and various other supportive services in order to help people achieve economic independence. Call 303-467-2604
Jefferson County Housing Authority is serving all of Jefferson County with rent assistance. Call 720-854-4104. For Emergency Home Repair call 303-403-5423.
Jewish Family Service is serving the Denver Metro Area with rent assistance. Call 720-248-4690
Mountain Resource Center is serving the Jefferson County Mountain Communities with rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. Call 303-838-7552
Neighborhood Rehab Project is serving the Golden area with Homeowner Emergency Repairs.
Through the Housing Now program, the Salvation Army is able to provide short-term rental assistance to people in need, as well as case management, resources, and home visits. To apply, complete the online application on their website.
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses, and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
Colorado enacted many new laws to better protect renters in 2021. These laws will help renters—including mobile homeowners—avoid eviction and financial burdens, and advance access to justice for those facing eviction. See New Protections for Colorado Renters (PDF) for all details.
Colorado Crisis Services available 24/7 at 1-844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255.
Colorado Spirit is here to support your emotional well-being through COVID-19. Our services are free, confidential, and can be conducted virtually or over the phone.
The Walk-In Crisis Center is still open for clients to come in-person. You can also access services by calling 1-844-493-8255 or Text TALK to 38255. These services are available for any mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. A local walk-in crisis center is located at Jefferson Center's Crisis and Recovery Center at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. See Jefferson Center's Crisis & Recovery Center or Colorado Crisis Services and Walk-In Locations across the state and metro Denver region.
Jefferson Center for Mental Health is maintaining critical services for those in most need, including our 24/7 crisis services at 303-425-0300. Stay updated via social media. In addition to the major categories of services, JCMH offers resource navigation services, which includes support with housing, accessing benefits, and other community resources. Any community member (does not need to be a Jefferson Center client) can access our navigation line by calling our main number 303-425-0300 and asking to speak with our Navigation team about accessing community resources. Additionally, our early childhood consultation team, in partnership with Launch Together, is offering free telephone consultation specific to caregivers of young children.
Man Therapy - Mental health resources for men.
Let's Talk CO is a mental health resource designed to address mental health stigma and to provide people with information about mental health resources. It helps people to talk about mental health with others and feel comfortable seeking services.
TRANS LIFELINE: 1-877-565-8860
The CommUNITY campaign includes a community partner toolkit with useful materials to make it easy for partners to help spread the campaign messages across the county. The toolkit includes:
The toolkit is available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free by clicking here. Please help to share the campaign in your community!
Phone and virtual meeting support for Latinx families seeking information on lactation, breastfeeding, pumping and relactation. For more information email or visit Adelante Consejeras de Lactancia.
Phone and virtual meeting support for Latinx families seeking information for children with special needs. Call 303-435-3669.
Hope House is providing a “grab and go” line where teen moms can pick up donated meal boxes, diaper, wipes, children’s medicines, and other supplies. They are also providing gift cards. Counseling staff is providing counseling by phone and parenting educators are providing coaching by phone.
Jeffco Families Colorado resource page is a one-stop resource for caregivers of young children in Jefferson County.
Nurse Home Visitation Program continues services through tele-health and is accepting new clients. Services are provided to first-time moms who meet specific eligibility criteria. Nurses provide support, education and resources.
Shiloh House is offering virtual Circle of Parents Groups and a Support Line for any families. Call the Support Line: 303-695-7996 (in English and Spanish).
WIC is open, enrolling new participants and serving our participants existing participants over the phone. Breastfeeding support and pump access are still available. Physical locations may be closed or have limited in-person appointments.
Jefferson County agencies and organizations are working hard to protect our community from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to providing Jefferson County community members the most accurate information possible.
New information is coming out frequently, especially in terms of community resources.
Please submit your resource here.
We will be collecting and reviewing resources to be added to this web page.
La línea ParentSmart de Niños atiende a todo el estado de Colorado. Esta línea de salud gratuita es para todos los padres que tengan un hijo enfermo, especialmente para las familias que no cuentan con un médico de cabecera. Si un niño tiene un médico de cabecera, se insta a los padres a hablar con dicho médico antes de llamar a esta línea de salud. El número de la línea de salud es 720-777-0123.
Clinica Colorado atiende a las personas del Condado de Adams y áreas de los alrededores por medio de la entrega de atención médica primaria a bajo costo, especialmente para aquellas personas que no tienen un seguro de salud. Clinica ofrece servicios de telesalud para los pacientes nuevos y actuales. Las citas están disponibles en inglés y español.
Connect for Health COLORADO es el Mercado oficial de seguros de salud de Colorado. Vea las opciones de seguros de salud disponibles para usted o si cumple con los requisitos para recibir los beneficios de Medicaid.
COVIDLine proporciona evaluaciones gratuitas de síntomas del COVID-19, citas por teléfono con doctores voluntarios, además de maneras y recomendaciones para aprovechar los recursos locales. El objetivo de este servicio es proporcionar consuelo y recursos a cientos de miles de habitantes de Colorado, incluyendo personas inmigrantes sin documentos a quienes les preocupa tener síntomas del COVID-19, pero que no cuentan con un seguro de salud. Habrá disponibilidad de doctores que hablen español e intérpretes de español.
Ofrece una variedad de servicios para abordar todas las necesidades de los pacientes y se esfuerzan por proporcionar atención integral con un enfoque en el bienestar y la prevención de enfermedades. Sheridan Health Services, Inc. cuenta con dos localidades que atienden a adultos y niños. Las clínicas Sheridan Family Health Clinic y Sheridan Youth Health Clinic proporcionan cuidados primarios y un amplio rango de servicios físicos, conductuales, de salud oral y farmacéuticos.
El Centro de Salud Comunitario STRIDE proporciona atención médica para las poblaciones de bajos ingresos, sin seguro de salud y desatendidas del área metropolitana de Denver. Este centro realiza pruebas de detección del COVID-19 y ofrece visitas de telesalud. Para obtener más información, llame al 303-360-6276.
Es simple, gratuito y fácil recibir alimentos sin costo alguno por parte de Action Center.
Todas las semanas, su hogar puede recibir una caja de alimentos envasados con muchos productos saludables y de calidad como frutas, vegetales, carne, lácteos y mucho más. (La selección varía todos los días).
Con acceso fácil, puede retirarlos mediante un servicio de entrega en persona o en ventanilla a vehículo. El centro está abierto los días lunes, martes, jueves y viernes desde las 10 a.m. hasta las 3 p.m. y se encuentra cerrado en el horario de almuerzo entre las 12 p.m. y 1 p.m. No requiere una cita o documentación.
Es posible recoger correspondencia mientras el centro se encuentra abierto. También hay disponibilidad de cupones para tarjetas de identificación de Colorado, licencias de conducir y certificados de nacimiento con previa solicitud (las cantidades son limitadas).
La iglesia Belmar Church de Lakewood entrega alimentos todos los jueves en la tarde en la misma iglesia. No exige requisitos y todas las personas son bienvenidas. Las puertas abren a las 5:30 p.m. y los alimentos se entregan entre las 6:30 p.m. y las 8:30 p.m. Se solicita una tarjeta de identificación, pero no es un requerimiento. Todos los servicios son gratuitos. Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a Belmar Church o llame al 303-986-5500.
Benefits in action continúa entregando asistencia para explorar y solicitar los beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés), además, ayuda a encontrar despensas y bancos de alimentos abiertos. Para cualquier necesidad, contáctese al 720-221-8354 o envíe un correo electrónico a Benefits in Action .
BGoldN es un programa innovador de asistencia alimentaria que opera en la Ciudad de Golden. BGoldN ofrece muchas opciones diferentes de asistencia alimentaria, lo que incluye servicios de entrega de alimentos envasados para retirar en el lugar o a domicilio para aquellas personas que no pueden salir de sus hogares.
El estante de alimentos de la iglesia Calvary Church de Golden permanece abierto y ofrece alimentos frescos (limitados) y no perecibles, tarjetas de alimentos de $10 y artículos de baño (hasta agotar existencias). En este momento estamos usando un modelo de distribución “recoger y llevar” y probablemente agregaremos entrega a domicilio para las personas que no puedan salir de su hogar. También contamos con bolsas de comida de viaje para las personas sin hogar.
El Kit de Elegibilidad y Solicitud del Programa de Colorado (PEAK, por sus siglas en inglés) es el portal en línea para los programas de asistencia. Omita una visita presencial a una oficina y complete una solicitud y explore los beneficios en el sitio web de Colorado PEAK.
Se encuentra disponible un banco de alimentos para mascotas, con servicios de entrega a vehículo en ventanilla, para los dueños de mascotas que continúan cuidándolas para mantenerlas fuera de los refugios. Se aceptan los retiros en persona sin cita previa en todas sus localidades y se ofrecen servicios de idioma en español. Para encontrar una localidad en su área y revisar sus horarios, visite el sitio web de Colorado Pet Pantry.
Community Table garantiza que los habitantes de Arvada y de las comunidades cercanas en el norte del Condado de Jefferson tengan un lugar donde ir para obtener alimentos de emergencia.
Denver Food Rescue, Bondadosa, el Centro de Recursos Familiares Focus Points y Lost City se unieron para entregarles comidas preparadas gratuitas a las familias que no pueden salir de sus hogares y a las personas mayores con necesidades durante la crisis del COVID-19. Envíe una solicitud para recibir alimentos en el sitio de la Red de Alimentación de Emergencia del Área Metropolitana de Denver.
Evergreen Christian Outreach ofrece un banco de alimentos para el área de Evergreen.
Golden Backpack Program continúa ayudando a distribuir alimentos para los niños gracias a la ayuda de colaboradores comunitarios debido al cierre de las escuelas.
Hunger Free Colorado conecta a las personas con recursos alimentarios para satisfacer las necesidades existentes e impulsa cambios sociales, políticos y sistémicos para terminar con el hambre.
Este verano, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Jefferson están ofreciendo comidas “recoger y llevar” para el desayuno y almuerzo. Se han agregado nuevos sitios y estarán disponibles hasta el 14 de agosto. Vea una lista completa con las fechas, horas y localidades en el sitio web de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Jefferson.
Kaizen Food Rescue está trabajando con organizaciones de toda el Área Metropolitana de Denver para proporcionar alimentos en varias despensas de alimentos móviles. Por favor consulte el calendario en su sitio web para obtener más información sobre cómo recoger alimentos en los diferentes sitios.
Mountain Resource Center proporciona servicios para atender necesidades básicas, Asistencia del Programa de Beneficios Públicos y Servicios de Apoyo para Veteranos. Llame al 303-838-7552 o visite su sitio web.
Para obtener más información sobre tiendas con horarios especiales, visite el sitio de la Asociación Americana de Personas Jubiladas (AARP, por sus siglas en inglés).
¿Le interesa saber cómo puede ayudar a su comunidad? Encuentre oportunidades para trabajar como voluntario o hacer una donación. ¿Necesita voluntarios para su organización? ¡Pida encontrar voluntarios para su comunidad!
Las personas pueden ayudar al país durante esta emergencia de salud pública a través de una donación de sangre. Existe una escasez de suministro de sangre en todo EE. UU. y usted puede ayudar programando una cita para hacer una donación en el sitio web de Vitalant. Donar sangre es completamente seguro.
El apoyo de Colorado Gives a las organizaciones sin fines de lucro durante este brote ayuda a nuestras comunidades a mantenerse saludables y a prosperar. Juntos podemos mantener la fortaleza de Colorado.
A medida que más miembros de la comunidad salen al aire libre, estamos observando algunas actividades preocupantes y conductas potencialmente peligrosas. Tenemos muchas esperanzas de mantener abiertos los parques y senderos del Condado de Jefferson para que usted pueda disfrutar de ellos. Para lograr esto, necesitamos su ayuda. Le pedimos que cumpla con estos requerimientos y recomendaciones por el bien común de nuestra comunidad y para permitir que los guardaparques, ayudantes del sheriff, personal de emergencia y otros miembros del personal de los parques hagan su trabajo de manera segura y que lo atiendan mejor.
Las agencias y organizaciones del Condado de Jefferson están trabajando arduamente para proteger a nuestra comunidad de los impactos de la pandemia del COVID-19. Estamos comprometidos con proporcionarles a los miembros de la comunidad del Condado de Jefferson la información más precisa posible.
Con frecuencia nueva información sale a la luz, especialmente en términos de recursos comunitarios.
Por favor envíe su recurso aquí.
Estaremos recopilando y revisando recursos para agregarlos a esta página web.
Para obtener asistencia sobre el seguro de desempleo, visite el sitio web estatal sobre el desempleo.
Existe disponibilidad de recursos para las personas en busca de empleo y para los negocios, lo que incluye asistencia en caso de despido, en la página web del Centro para la Fuerza Laboral y Negocios. Puede agendar una cita virtual (por teléfono o video) con un especialista en asuntos para la fuerza laboral para obtener recursos sobre búsqueda de empleo u orientación profesional. Para agendar una cita, por favor llame al 303-271-4755 o envíe un correo electrónico al Centro para la Fuerza Laboral.
Existe disponibilidad de servicios de entrega de alimentos a domicilio para todos los clientes de Access-a-Ride (AaR). El Distrito Regional de Transporte (RTD, por sus siglas en inglés) estará ofreciendo este servicio durante el periodo de estado de emergencia en relación con el COVID-19 para proporcionarles a los clientes actuales de Access-a-Ride una opción de entrega de alimentos a domicilio que no requiera que salgan de sus hogares. El uso de este servicio no requiere que los clientes paguen tarifas. Ahora está disponible el servicio para retirar alimentos en King Soopers, Safeway, el Banco de Alimentos de Community Ministry Southwest, Soluciones para Personas Mayores de Senior Hub y el Banco de Alimentos del Condado de Adams. Los clientes deben solicitar su orden de alimentos ellos mismos y agendar un hora para retiro con AaR en el sitio web de RTD con un día de anticipación.
Para los proveedores: para agregar su despensa de alimentos, mercado u otra organización de alimentos a la lista de ubicaciones de retiro de RTD para los clientes de Access-a-Ride, envíe un correo electrónico o llame/envíe un mensaje de texto al 720-485-7033.
Benefits in Action (BIA) está entregando servicios de entrega de alimentos a domicilio para todas las personas. Llene el formulario en su sitio web y BIA lo contactará y le entregará sus servicios directamente. Si existen centros de acogida para adultos mayores de bajos ingresos cuyos residentes necesiten alimentos, BIA también les proporcionará sus servicios. Para los centros de acogida, envíe un correo electrónico o llame al 720-221-8354. En cuanto al área de entrega, BIA actualmente entrega en Lakewood y en los vecindarios de sus alrededores.
Ahora, Bondadosa está entregando comidas preparadas gratuitas a través de la Red de Alimentación de Emergencia del Área Metropolitana de Denver en todo el Condado de Jefferson. Nota: su sitio web dice que tienen una lista de espera, pero su capacidad ha aumentado mucho más rápido que su disponibilidad para actualizar activamente su sitio web, por lo que no tienen una lista de espera. Inscríbase para recibir alimentos en el sitio web de Denver Delivered a través del formulario disponible.
Si necesita ir a una tienda de alimentos, llame a la línea directa de Hunger Free Colorado (Colorado Sin Hambre) al 855-855-4626 (gratuito en todo el estado) o al 720-382-2920 (Área Metropolitana de Denver) para recibir un código para un viaje gratuito a través de Lyft.
A contar del 24 de marzo de 2020, BGoldN proporcionará comidas gratuitas de restaurantes locales y tiendas de entrega de alimentos para aquellas personas afectadas por el COVID-19.
Las comidas se pueden retirar en:
Para las personas que no puedan salir de su hogar:
Los Aliados Comunitarios del Condado de Jefferson llevan a cabo una campaña de comunicación llamada ComUNIDAD para alentar y conectar a las personas necesitadas del Condado de Jefferson con recursos comunitarios y con la ayuda disponible en medio de la pandemia del COVID-19. La campaña será en inglés y español, y los componentes incluyen:
Al conectar a la comunidad del Condado de Jefferson con los recursos disponibles, la campaña promoverá el bienestar de los que tengan necesidades, así como también contribuirá a la capacidad general del Condado para progresar con las fases de respuesta y recuperación de emergencia. Los Aliados Comunitarios del Condado de Jefferson incluyen: Jefferson County Human Services, Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Affairs, Benefits in Action, BGOLDN, Calvary Church Golden, Community Table, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Hunger Free Colorado, Integrated Family Community Services, Jeffco Eats, Joy’s Kitchen, Lakewood Connects, Mountain Resource Center, The Action Center, y West Metro Chamber of Commerce.
El lanzamiento de la campaña será el 9 de diciembre, 2020, y está financiada a través de la Ley federal CARES Act.
Haga clic en la pestaña de KIT DE HERRAMIENTAS PARA ALIADOS para encontrar recursos y promover la campaña, incluyendo puntos de discusión, posters, panfletos, contenido para redes sociales y ¡mucho más!
La campaña ComUNIDAD incluye un kit de herramientas para aliados comunitarios con materiales útiles para facilitar la divulgación de los mensajes en todo el condado. El kit de herramientas incluye:
puntos de discusión
copia de redes sociales, hashtag, gráficos
copia del e-boletín de noticias
gráfico de firma de correo electrónico
copia de sitio de Internet
copia de mensajes de texto de Whatsapp
instrucciones para Facebook Frame
posters y panfletos incluyendo formatos para que los aliados puedan modificar/traducir.
El kit de herramientas está disponible en inglés y español y se puede descargar gratis haciendo clic aquí. Por favor, ¡ayude a compartir la campaña en nuestra comunidad!
Reuniones de apoyo telefónicas y virtuales para las familias latinas en busca de información sobre la lactancia, amamantamiento, extracción de leche materna y relactación. Para obtener más información envíe un correo electrónico o visite el sitio web de Adelante Consejeras de Lactancia.
Apoyo telefónico y virtual para familias latinas en busca de información para niños con necesidades especiales. Llame al 303-435-3669.
Hope House proporciona servicios “recoger y llevar” donde las adolescentes embarazadas pueden recoger donaciones de cajas de alimentos, pañales, toallitas húmedas, medicamentos para niños, entre otros suministros. También proporcionan tarjetas de regalo. El equipo de orientación brinda servicios telefónicos y los educadores de crianza proporcionan capacitaciones por teléfono.
El sitio de recursos de Jeffco Families Colorado es una página donde los cuidadores pueden encontrar todos los recursos relacionados con niños pequeños en el Condado de Jefferson.
El Programa de Visitas de Enfermería al Hogar continúa ofreciendo servicios de telesalud y está aceptando nuevos clientes. Se les brindan servicios a las madres primerizas que cumplen requisitos específicos. Las enfermeras proporcionan apoyo, educación y recursos.
Shiloh House ofrece un círculo virtual de grupos de padres y una línea de apoyo para todas las familias. Llame a la línea de apoyo al 303-695-7996 (disponible en inglés y español).
El Programa para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños (WIC, por sus siglas en inglés) se encuentra disponible y está inscribiendo a nuevos participantes y atendiendo a quienes ya se han inscrito anteriormente por teléfono. Siguen disponibles los servicios de apoyo para la lactancia y extracción de leche materna. Es posible que las localidades presenciales se encuentren cerradas o que cuenten con una disponibilidad limitada de citas en persona.
Preguntas frecuentes de la Oficina de Infancia Temprana de Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Colorado.
La página de recursos de Jeffco Families Colorado es un lugar donde los cuidadores de niños pequeños pueden encontrar todos los recursos disponibles en el Condado de Jefferson.
CTC del Condado de Jefferson creó un recurso para que los padres y tutores hablen con los adolescentes sobre el COVID-19. Esto incluye cómo iniciar una conversación, consejos rápidos, cosas que hacer y recursos recomendados.
Servicios Humanos del Condado de Jefferson investiga denuncias de abuso y negligencia de niños. Contamos con una línea directa de evaluación que funciona todos los días y a toda hora en el número 303-271-4357 y también está disponible la línea directa estatal de abuso y negligencia de niños de Colorado en el número 1-844-CO-4-KIDS.
Alzheimer’s Association creó una serie de consejos para los cuidadores de personas con Alzheimer y demencia, específicamente en relación con el COVID-19. Estos son recursos específicos para entregar los cuidados en casa y en centros de vida asistida y también para mantenerse saludable.
Benefits in Action continua atendiendo a las personas que necesitan servicios.
Si tiene necesidades, contáctese al 720-221-8354 o envíe un correo electrónico a Benefits in Action.
Puede encontrar Información para beneficiarios de Medicare en relación con el COVID-19 en el sitio web de los Centros de servicios de Medicare y Medicaid o puede llamar al 303-480-6835.
La Extensión de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado (CSU, por sus siglas en inglés) ha creado una página web integral con recursos para adultos mayores. Encuentre recursos relacionados con la salud, asistencia alimentaria, transporte y beneficios de desempleo.
El Consejo Regional de Movilidad y Acceso de Denver ofrece una lista con los servicios de transporte disponibles.
La línea de recursos del Consejo Regional de Gobiernos de Denver (DRCOG, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece una variedad de servicios de apoyo y programas para adultos mayores. Actualmente cuentas con una línea telefónica configurada para conectar a las personas mayores de 60 años con servicios y asistencia. Llame al 303-480-6700 para conectarse.
Los Servicios Humanos del Condado de Jefferson continúan investigando reportes de abuso y negligencia de adultos en riesgo. Contamos con una línea directa de evaluación que funciona todos los días y a toda hora en el número 303-271-4673. Para obtener un resumen de todos los programas y cómo lo pueden ayudar, por favor use nuestra guía de recursos.
Sitio web de recursos de extensión de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado La extensión de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado (CSU) tiene un sitio web que reúne recursos a nivel estatal en diferentes áreas, como seguridad alimentaria, nutrición y bienestar, limpieza, adultos mayores, etc.
El sitio web de la Red de apoyo del Consejo Regional de Gobiernos de Denver (DRCOG) es un recurso comunitario integral que brinda información sobre los servicios disponibles para personas mayores, personas con discapacidades y veteranos.
Los servicios para la violencia doméstica en Family Tree mantiene seguros a los sobrevivientes y niños que han sido víctimas de violencia doméstica y / o acoso a través de nuestra línea de crisis, refugio de emergencia, planificación de seguridad, defensa legal, tiempo de crianza supervisado y enlaces a recursos comunitarios. La línea directa de violencia doméstica es 303-420-6752 y está abierta las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana.
The El programa Hands of the Carpenter Good Neighbor Garage ofrece servicios de automóvil para mujeres solteras necesitadas en el condado de Jefferson. Los servicios (hasta dos años) incluyen reparaciones de vehículos, asignación de vehículos donados a Hands of the Carpenter, mantenimiento continuo y educación sobre el cuidado de vehículos. Para revisar los requisitos del programa y comenzar el proceso de solicitud, visite el sitio web Hands of the Carpenter .
The servicios de navegación team puede ayudar a los clientes del Jefferson Center con evaluaciones, solicitudes y resolución de problemas de beneficios públicos, así como información sobre todos los programas y servicios del Jefferson Center, información y referencias a recursos. servicios clínicos comunitarios, breves y breves -resolución de problemas a plazo.
El Programa de Asistencia para Energía para Hogares de Bajos Recursos (o LEAP, por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a pagar una porción de los costos de calefacción de su vivienda durante el invierno. Usted puede solicitar estos beneficios por teléfono o en línea.
LyftUp está donando decenas de millas de viaje a personas con necesidades esenciales de transporte, especialmente a familias y niños, personas mayores de bajos recursos, doctores y enfermeros. Estamos trabajando en esta iniciativa con socios nuevos y existentes como United Way, World Central Kitchen y organizaciones de Team Rubicon. Se les solicita a todos los pasajeros y choferes que se queden en su casa si están enfermos y que trabajen con un profesional de la salud para explorar las opciones de transporte si tienen que asistir a una cita médica. Por órdenes del CDC y de las autoridades locales de salud, ninguna persona que sospeche que tiene COVID-19 o que haya sido diagnosticada con la enfermedad debe usar los servicios de red de transporte.
2-1-1 de Mile High United Way de Colorado es un servicio confidencial y multilingüe que conecta a las personas con recursos vitales en todo el estado. Independientemente del área de Colorado en la que resida, podrá encontrar información sobre los recursos de su comunidad local.
Puede llamar a la línea de información al 720-507-7079, para que le comuniquen con un navegador comunitario de habla hispana. Nuestros navegadores escuchan atentamente a sus necesidades y trabajan arduamente para identificar los recursos que están a su disposición.
El directorio de recursos del sito Mother Cabrini contiene 394 organismos de recursos diferentes, 43 categorías en inglés y en español y 768 recursos individuales.
El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Estado de Colorado ha compilado una lista de decretos ejecutivos y recursos de recuperación y asistencia. Usted podrá encontrar información sobre préstamos para pequeños negocios, recursos de vivienda, recursos agrícolas y una lista de sitios sobre alimentos en las escuelas para los padres de familia.
Lo que necesita saber (sitio web del Servicio de Impuestos Internos, IRS, por sus siglas en inglés)
Preguntas frecuentes sobre el impacto de los pagos de estímulo económico de la Ley CARES
Esta guía producida por la Oficina de la Primera Infancia de Colorado proporciona excelentes recursos y consejos para hablar con los niños sobre el COVID-19. ¡Incluye excursiones virtuales, formas de hablar con los niños sobre el coronavirus, historias y más!
Hay personas que todavía necesitan un refugio. Hay familias que todavía necesitan comida y ayuda para pagar sus servicios públicos. Hay familias que han sido desalojadas que aún necesitan una vivienda. Hay hombres y mujeres que todavía necesitan formación laboral. Aunque todavía hay necesidades, el Ejército de Salvación está aquí para ayudar.
La Cruz Roja ha lanzado su Programa de Atención Integrada de Condolencias Virtuales. Este programa fue diseñado para ayudar a los seres queridos de las personas que fallecieron a causa de COVID-19 mediante la provisión de apoyo y terapia para el duelo, recursos religiosos, información sobre funerales, recursos legales y asistencia para los veteranos.
si usted ha sido negativamente afectado por el COVID-19 (su negocio ha cerrado o no tiene una licencia por enfermedad u otra), existen recursos de asistencia para este periodo de estado de emergencia.
Action Center atiende a todo el Condado de Jefferson y puede proporcionar asistencia para la renta, hipoteca o servicios públicos.
Se insta a las personas que están enfrentando dificultades para pagar su préstamo hipotecario a la Autoridad de la Vivienda y Finanzas de Colorado (CHFA, por sus siglas en inglés) debido a los impactos del COVID-19 u otras circunstancias financieras, a trabajar junto al equipo de servicios de préstamos de CHFA y que soliciten asistencia ante dificultades en el sitio web de CHFA.
Brothers Redevelopment es una organización sin fines de lucro de Denver que proporciona viviendas y una gran variedad de servicios relacionados con la vivienda para los habitantes de bajos ingresos, personas mayores y discapacitados de la región. También atiende a todo el Condado de Jefferson con reparaciones de emergencia para propietarios de viviendas. Llame al 1-844-926-6632 o al 303-202-6340.
La Ciudad de Arvada atiende al área de Arvada ofreciendo reparaciones de emergencia para los propietarios de viviendas. Llame al 720-898-7496 o al 720-898-7498.
La División de la Vivienda de Colorado ha recopilado recursos y guías pertinentes a los esfuerzos de respuesta y recuperación en relación con el COVID-19. Este sitio proporciona recursos e información actualizada sobre prevención de desalojos, asistencia para la vivienda y recursos para personas sin hogar. Para limitar los desalojos, ejecuciones hipotecarias y cortes de servicios públicos, el gobernador Jared Polis aprobó la Orden Ejecutiva con directivas y recursos disponibles para el público. La División de la Vivienda del Departamento de Asuntos Locales de Colorado ha lanzado el programa de Conservación para Dueños de Propiedades (POP, por sus siglas en inglés) en respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19, con el fin de asignar los fondos federales de la Ley CARES para asistencia de renta para los arrendadores en nombre de sus inquilinos. Si usted o sus inquilinos no han podido pagar la renta debido a las dificultades financieras provocadas por el COVID-19, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener asistencia para la renta del estado.
Colorado Housing Connects ofrece una línea directa de ejecución hipotecaria de Colorado en el número 1-844-926-6632 que se especializa en ayudar a las personas a explorar servicios y recursos no urgentes relacionados con la vivienda. Nuestra línea de ayuda bilingüe gratuita proporciona información sobre una amplia variedad de servicios de la vivienda y temas de interés para los inquilinos, arrendadores, primeros compradores de una vivienda, personas mayores, personas discapacidad y para todas las personas con preocupaciones de vivienda justa.
El Kit de Elegibilidad y Solicitud del Programa de Colorado (PEAK, por sus siglas en inglés) es el portal en línea para los programas de asistencia. Vea la página de preguntas frecuentes de PEAK.
La Iniciativa de Estacionamientos Seguros en Colorado es una iniciativa liderada por ciudadanos que promueve lugares con estacionamientos seguros y legales para las personas y familias que no tienen un hogar y que están viviendo en sus vehículos en las comunidades de la Cordillera Frontal de Colorado.
Esta guía fue diseñada para ayudar a los inquilinos a entablar conversaciones con sus arrendadores, responder a los procesos de desalojo y buscar apoyo en este momento difícil. Este documento se actualiza constantemente, así que por favor vuelva a revisarlo a medida que progresa la situación.
Community Faith in Action atiende al área de Golden por medio de la entrega de reparaciones de emergencia para los propietarios de viviendas
Evergreen Christian Outreach atiende a las comunidades del Condado de Jefferson en las montañas, ofreciéndoles asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos. Llame al 303-670-1796.
Existe una red de agencias estatales que proporciona servicios de prevención de la falta de hogar, lo que incluye asistencia para la renta e hipoteca. El Departamento de Asuntos Locales (DOLA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha desarrollado un mapa de recursos para desalojos que se puede usar junto con 211 Colorado para ayudar a los inquilinos a evitar un desalojo.
Los servicios de estabilización para la vivienda y familias de Family Tree trabajan con personas y familias sin hogar o que se encuentran en riesgo de quedarse sin hogar. Ofrecemos refugios de emergencia, una línea de ayuda que ofrece información, servicios de prevención de carencia de hogar, gestión de casos, educación y servicios de desempleo, entre otros servicios de apoyo para ayudar a las personas a lograr independencia financiera. Llame al 303-467-2604.
La Autoridad de la Vivienda del Condado de Jefferson atiende a todo el Condado de Jefferson ofreciendo asistencia para la renta. Llame al 720-854-4104. Para servicios de reparaciones de emergencia para el hogar llame al 303-403-5423.
Jewish Family Service atiende al área Metropolitana de Denver ofreciendo asistencia para la renta. Llame al 720-248-4690.
Mountain Resource Center atiende a las comunidades de las montañas del Condado de Jefferson ofreciéndoles asistencia para la renta, hipoteca y servicios públicos. Llame al 303-838-7552.
A través del programa Housing Now, el Ejército de Salvación puede proporcionar asistencia para la renta a corto plazo para las personas que lo necesitan, además de gestión de casos, recursos y visitas al hogar. Para solicitar asistencia, complete el formulario en su sitio web.
El Desarrollo Rural del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha tomado una serie de medidas inmediatas para ayudar a las comunidades, negocios y residentes rurales que han sido afectados por el brote de COVID-19. El Desarrollo Rural mantendrá a nuestros clientes, colaboradores y partes interesadas constantemente actualizados a medida que se adopten más medidas para atender mejor a las comunidades rurales.
Yes. If you have a work visa, you must provide the work visa, a completed supplemental form, proof of residency showing you have resided here for at least 90 days and possess a valid hunting license. If you are a non-immigrant with an “admission number” or an immigrant with an “INS form” (green card), you must provide these documents: a completed supplemental form and proof of residency showing you have resided here for at least 90 days.
Visit our concealed handgun permit webpage for more information.
Contact the Open Space or Colorado Parks and Wildlife where you plan to carry because each entity has its own rules and regulations.
No. C.R.S. 18-12-203 (c) states: A sheriff shall issue a permit to carry to an applicant who is not ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to Federal Law. Federal law 18 USC 922 (g) (3), prohibits any person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by state law. Federal law 18 USC 922 (d) (3), also makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
Any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Visit the concealed handgun permits webpage for more information.
Yes. You must renew your application with the county in which you now reside, own property, or own a business. Renewals in Jefferson County can only be processed for residents. Please note that you may need to start the process from the beginning, or you may have to pay additional fees for fingerprint processing depending on the expiration lapse of your permit.
Yes. Permits are valid throughout the state of Colorado. Other states do have reciprocity with Colorado, and you may go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Reciprocity site to find this information.
In order to apply for a permit in Colorado, you must be a legal state resident and posses a valid Colorado driver's license. If you have recently moved to the state, you must apply for a Colorado title and registration for your vehicle within 90 days from establishing residency. Colorado residency is established when one of the following criteria is met:
You can find 18-8-503 at Colorado Revised Statutes online, or at a local library or bookstore.
Per section 18-12-205 (2) (a), “An applicant who knowingly and intentionally makes a false or misleading statement on a permit application or deliberately omits any material information requested on the application commits perjury as described in section 18-8-503. Upon conviction, the applicant shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501. In addition, the applicant shall be denied the right to obtain or possess a permit, and the sheriff shall revoke the applicant’s permit if issued prior to conviction.”
Federal law 18 USC 922 (g) (1-9) prohibits individuals from possessing, shipping, transporting or receiving any firearm or ammunition if they are a person who is:
It is the applicant's responsibility to submit for renewal of a permit before the expiration date on the permit card. You must submit a renewal only in the county you reside, own property, or own a business. Applicants may submit a completed application, proof of residency (a valid Colorado driver's license, Colorado ID or Military Photo Identification) and $35 within 120 days before the permit expires. The “Proof of Firearms Training” on the back of the application does not pertain to renewal applicants as long as a certificate is already on file and the existing permit card is not more than six months expired. The applicant must deliver the original application in person to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Records Unit. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Per C.R.S. 18-12-205 (2) (a), all applicants must sign the completed application in the presence of the issuing county sheriff or designee. These permits are valid for an additional five years from the issuance date.
The process is completed within 90 days after the date the required items are received. Upon approval, the applicant will be notified to come in for a photograph and the issuance of a permit card. Applicants denied a permit have the right to seek a second review by the Sheriff (additional information must be submitted), or they may seek judicial review pursuant to C.R.S. 18-12-207.
A permit is valid for five years from issuance date. Visit the concealed handgun permits webpage for more information.
Once you become a legal resident of Colorado, you have a 90-day grace period with your out-of-state permit as long as Colorado has reciprocity with that state. During this time, applicants must apply for a Colorado permit and provide all required items. Out-of-state permits may not be renewed in Colorado.
It is the applicant's responsibility to submit renewal for a permit before the expiration date in the county they reside, own a property or own a business. Applicants may submit for permit renewal to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office within 120-days before the permit expires. Please note that in addition to a completed application and proof of residency (a valid Colorado driver’s license, Colorado ID or Military Photo Identification), a handgun training certificate and a processing fee must be submitted. Per CBI, the issuing agency must have prints on file for the individual applying for a permit.
Due to some counties and municipalities having ordinances against open carry, it is recommended to contact the agencies where you plan to travel or obtain advice from an attorney. Visit the concealed handgun permits webpage for more information.
No. Per C.R. S. 18-12-206 (3) (a), sheriff’s offices are only allowed to share applicant information with other law enforcement agencies. No information about an applicant is released to the public. The information requested is classified as a criminal justice record covered by Part III of the Open Record’s Act, which states that the custodian may deny access to criminal justice records when disclosure would be contrary to the public interest. 24-72-305(5) C.R.S. Per 18-12-206 (4), a copy of the annual report, prepared for the general assembly, may also be given to a member of the public upon request, but these reports include numbers only and do not provide names, addresses, etc.
You must apply in the state where you claim primary residency (i.e. have a driver’s license, license plates, registered to vote, etc.). Other states do have reciprocity with Colorado, and you may go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Reciprocity site to find this information. Example: If you claim primary residency in Florida and possess a Florida permit, your permit is valid in Colorado.
No. Per C.R.S. 18-12-213 (b) (II), which passed May 17, 2007, Colorado residents who possess out-of-state permits are not valid here in Colorado and the individual is considered to be carrying illegally. If you are a Colorado resident and want to carry concealed, you must possess a Colorado concealed handgun permit.
A person may not carry a concealed handgun into: A place where firearms are prohibited by Federal law; a public building in which security personnel and electronic weapons screening devices are permanently in place; or where a private property owner, private tenant, private employer or private business entity disallows the practice.
You must notify the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office within 30 days of an address change. Failure to do so is a chargeable offense. If you move within the state of Colorado, the permit remains valid. If you move out of state, the permit becomes invalid and must be returned to the issuing sheriff’s office. You will need to complete a change of address form.
Submit the Change of Address Form (PDF) or any renewal applications in the county you reside, own property, or own a business in. A new card will be issued and the old one confiscated and destroyed.
You must notify the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office within three business days of a lost, stolen or destroyed permit card. Failure to do so is a chargeable offense. You will need to complete a lost, stolen or destroyed form and submit this in person to the records unit, along with a valid ID. There is a $15 fee to replace the card (no personal checks).
Visit the concealed handgun permits webpages for more information.
A shooting range or handgun-training facility that has a “certified instructor,” a firearms safety course instructor certified by a county, municipal, state or federal law enforcement agency; the Colorado Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) board; a federal military agency; or a national nonprofit organization that certifies firearms instructors, operates national firearms competitions and provides training, including courses in personal protection, in small arms safety, use and marksmanship. A certified National Rifle Association instructor is acceptable.
The “handgun training class” means:
You should make a mortuary selection as soon as possible. When you make a mortuary selection, you will need to complete paperwork with that agency. They will then contact us to arrange for release of the decedent into their care. If you need a list of local mortuaries, please request this via email. If you are not local you may consider making contact with a mortuary in your area to ask them to assist with this process.
To claim personal property, the decedent’s legal next of kin should bring photo identification to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office during business hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.). If you are not able to come to the office during business hours call our office at 303-271-6480.
In general, you will be directed to the next of kin for any information about the decedent.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is not set up for viewings or visual identification. While we understand the need to visit a loved one who has died, we must insist that such visits occur at the mortuary after the body has been released. Also, forensic identification techniques are used to identify decedents in virtually every case.
Indigent individuals may qualify for burial assistance. Call the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office at 303-271-6480 for guidance and a referral.
In Jefferson County, death certificates are obtained via the mortuary or the Vital Statistics Office of Jefferson County Public Health at 303-271-6450. If an autopsy was performed, the autopsy report is a public record and may be requested via email. Most other records cannot be released. If you have a specific question or need specific information, contact our office at 303-271-6480.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office does not have volunteer or internship opportunities; however, there are programs with other offices in the area.
Coroner personnel must determine whether a body will be released directly to a mortuary or taken to the county morgue for further evaluation; therefore, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office must be immediately notified whenever a death has occurred. If the death was expected due to a long illness, and if no suspicious or unusual occurrences hastened death, there is the potential for the decedent to be released to the mortuary from the scene.
While the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is obligated by Colorado Revised Statutes and the National Association of Medical Examiners to perform autopsies under specific circumstances, in many circumstances the manner and cause of death can be determined by review of scene investigation, external examination of the decedent, review of medical records, and interviews with physicians and family members. While the final decision to perform an autopsy rests with the Coroner, the next of kin’s wishes are considered.
Please visit our When to Notify the Coroner's Office of a Death page for more information.
Cualquier negocio, evento u organización que opere en un espacio interior puede solicitar convertirse en una instalación totalmente vacunada aprobada. La aprobación puede aplicarse a todo un edificio las 24 horas del día, a ciertas horas y fechas, a ciertas salas dentro de la instalación, o puede limitarse a un solo evento en esa instalación. Este programa está diseñado para ser flexible y satisfacer las necesidades de nuestra diversa comunidad.
Aunque no hay requisitos para las máscaras al aire libre, las instalaciones y los eventos pueden optar por implementar la prueba de vacunación de Salud Pública del condado JCPH, aunque no es necesaria para espacios al aire libre.
Las instalaciones y eventos sujetos a órdenes estatales o federales que requieran cubrirse la cara independientemente del estado de vacunación, incluyendo las instalaciones sujetas a la Orden de Salud Pública 20-38 del Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado y la Orden de Transporte de los CDC no son elegibles para este programa.
Una lista no exhaustiva de ejemplos de la flexibilidad de este programa incluye:
Estos ejemplos son sólo ilustrativos y cada negocio, organización y entidad debe consultar a un asesor legal para determinar las políticas apropiadas para sus espacios interiores. La Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson no puede proporcionar asesoría legal y estos ejemplos no constituyen asesoría legal.
La piedra angular del proceso de solicitud es la política de verificación de la vacunación de una instalación o evento y la aplicación de dicha política. A continuación, encontrará una lista de comprobación para su solicitud.
Para cumplir con los requisitos de este programa, la política debe dar como resultado que al menos el 95% de las personas en el espacio interior estén vacunadas. Para calcular el porcentaje de individuos totalmente vacunados en el espacio interior, la instalación o el evento debe contar a todos los individuos en el interior, incluyendo, pero sin limitarse a, los niños menores de 5 años y los individuos exentos del requisito de vacunación, independientemente del motivo.
Se aconseja a las instalaciones y a los organizadores de eventos que consulten a un asesor jurídico para determinar las políticas adecuadas en función de sus circunstancias particulares y teniendo en cuenta sus requisitos y obligaciones legales.
El programa de Instalaciones Totalmente Vacunadas Aprobadas reconoce que cada instalación y evento puede tener necesidades únicas que reflejan la diversidad de nuestra comunidad. Para poder acogerse a este programa, las instalaciones y los eventos deben demostrar que cumplen los tres requisitos que se indican a continuación. El programa no requiere ningún tipo particular de política escrita ni requiere o prohíbe ninguna exención particular, siempre y cuando la instalación o el evento puedan demostrar que el 95% de las personas en cada espacio interior aprobado han proporcionado una prueba de vacunación completa contra el COVID-19.
Las instalaciones y los eventos deben consultar con un asesor legal para determinar el cumplimiento de la política con cualquier ley federal, estatal y local aplicable. La Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson no puede y no revisará las políticas para dicho cumplimiento y no puede proporcionar asesoramiento legal a las empresas, individuos u otras entidades. Se recomienda a las empresas, individuos y organizadores de eventos que consulten con un abogado antes de desarrollar sus políticas.
Todos los establecimientos y eventos aprobados con vacunación completa deben demostrar los siguientes tres requisitos:
De acuerdo con el PHO 21-006, la prueba de vacunación significa una de las siguientes formas de documentación que demuestre la recepción de un curso de una dosis única de la vacuna contra el COVID-19 o dos dosis de cualquier vacuna contra el COVID-19 de dos dosis más cualquier dosis posterior o de refuerzo de una vacuna según lo recomendado por el Comité Asesor sobre Prácticas de Inmunización (ACIP, por sus siglas en inglés) de acuerdo con los plazos recomendados.
Las instalaciones y los eventos deben verificar la prueba de vacunación con uno de los siguientes métodos:
La Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson no requiere que ningún negocio, instalación o evento retenga ninguna de las formas identificadas de registros de prueba de vacunación como condición de este programa. Los establecimientos y eventos deben conservar los registros que demuestren el cumplimiento de su política y los requisitos del programa.
Por favor, familiarice a su empresa, a sus empleados y a su personal con el Anuncio de Servicio Público del FBI relativo a las tarjetas de vacunación falsas.
Para denunciar actividades sospechosas relacionadas con tarjetas de vacunación falsas
- 1-800-HHS-TIPS o www.oig.hhs.gov y el Centro de Denuncias de Delitos en Internet www.ic3.gov, y el Fiscal General de Colorado al 800-222-4444.
- Por favor, también notifique a JCPH enviando un correo electrónico a [email protected].
Aunque la Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson espera que las instalaciones y los eventos soliciten verificar el estado de vacunación de cada individuo, JCPH reconoce que, para algunas instalaciones y eventos, una exención del requisito de vacunación completa puede ser requerida por la ley, por ejemplo, de acuerdo con el Título VII o la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades, o debido a la inelegibilidad para la vacuna debido a la edad. En este caso, el establecimiento o el evento puede elegir si admite a personas no vacunadas siempre que las personas no vacunadas comprometan a menos del 5% de todas las personas en el espacio interior. Se aconseja a las instalaciones y a los eventos que consulten a un asesor jurídico sobre sus obligaciones legales con respecto a las exenciones.
Las instalaciones y los eventos que tengan menos del 95% de las personas dentro de su espacio interior completamente vacunadas pueden correr el riesgo de no ser elegibles para el programa, de que se les revoque la aprobación del programa o de que se determine que están infringiendo la Orden de Salud Pública 21-006.
El programa no requiere que ninguna instalación o evento proporcione exenciones al requisito de prueba de vacunación. Sin embargo, si una instalación o evento permite exenciones del requisito de vacunación, entonces, independientemente del motivo de las exenciones, la instalación debe poder demostrar que ha verificado que al menos el 95% de los individuos de su instalación o evento están totalmente vacunados. El cálculo del 95% debe incluir a todas las personas que se encuentren en el espacio interior, incluyendo, pero sin limitarse a los individuos exentos y a los que no son elegibles para la vacuna (es decir, los menores de 5 años).
El programa requiere que se solicite una prueba de vacunación para todos los individuos. El programa sólo permite que hasta un 5% de las personas de un establecimiento no estén vacunadas, incluso si esas personas no vacunadas llevan una máscara o no son elegibles para la vacuna (por ejemplo, los menores de 5 años).
Las instalaciones y los eventos pueden permitir a los individuos que no quieran o no puedan proporcionar una prueba de vacunación en cualquier entorno exterior (por ejemplo, sentando a los clientes no vacunados fuera) o proporcionando ciertas horas durante las cuales cualquier individuo (incluyendo a los no vacunados) puede entrar en la instalación, siempre y cuando todos los individuos, incluyendo los vacunados, lleven una máscara de acuerdo con el PHO 21-006.
Una prueba negativa presentada en lugar de una prueba de vacunación como parte de la política de un establecimiento no cumplirá con los requisitos del programa de Establecimientos Totalmente Vacunados.
Las instalaciones y los eventos pueden permitir a las personas que no quieren o no pueden proporcionar una prueba de vacunación en cualquier entorno exterior (por ejemplo, sentando a los clientes no vacunados fuera) o proporcionar ciertas horas durante las cuales cualquier individuo (incluyendo a los no vacunados) pueda entrar en la instalación, siempre y cuando todos los individuos, incluyendo a los vacunados, lleven una máscara en cumplimiento con el PHO 21-006.
Las instalaciones y los eventos pueden permitir que los niños que aún no son elegibles para la vacuna (actualmente, los menores de 5 años) ingresen al interior. El establecimiento o evento debe seguir cumpliendo el requisito de que el 95% de los asistentes o personas dentro del espacio hayan proporcionado una prueba de vacunación. El establecimiento o evento debe incluir a los niños en el cálculo del 95%. En otras palabras, hasta que se apruebe una vacuna para los menores de 5 años, las instalaciones deben contar con los niños menores de 5 años en el cálculo de hasta el 5% de personas no vacunadas que se permite según los requisitos del programa. Sin embargo, los individuos no elegibles para la vacuna y otros individuos exentos pueden ser obligados a usar una máscara.
Las instalaciones aprobadas con vacunación completa deben indicar al personal de reparto que deje las entregas en el exterior en la medida de lo posible y, en la medida en que dichas entregas deban realizarse en el interior, deben reducir al mínimo las interacciones con las personas que no hayan presentado una prueba de vacunación completa. Todas las personas que se encuentren en la misma área cerrada durante las actividades de entrega, reparación o mantenimiento deben enmascararse de acuerdo con el PHO 21-006.
Una vez que un establecimiento o evento es aprobado como Establecimiento o Evento Aprobado con Vacunación Completa, debe continuar implementando su política y verificar la prueba de vacunación de todos los individuos que ingresen a su(s) espacio(s) interior(es) aprobado(s). El establecimiento o evento puede permitir que las personas entren en el espacio interior sin mascarilla. Además, si la solicitud indica que el evento o la instalación está implementando medidas de mitigación adicionales, entonces debe continuar implementándolas. Si el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson aprobó la solicitud en forma condicional, el establecimiento o evento debe implementar las condiciones de aprobación.
Los establecimientos o eventos aprobados con vacunación completa deben colocar un cartel en la(s) puerta(s) de sus espacios interiores indicando que son un establecimiento o evento aprobado con verificación de vacunas y que se requiere una prueba de vacunación para ingresar. JCPH proporcionará el letrero una vez que se apruebe el programa.
Un negocio que anuncia falsamente que ha sido aprobado por el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson cuando no ha sido aprobado está en violación de la Orden de Salud Pública 21-006.
Política para la negativa a mostrar la prueba de vacunación
Las instalaciones y los negocios deben incluir, como parte de su proceso de desarrollo de políticas, una política para las personas que se niegan a cumplir con esta en esa instalación o evento, incluyendo las consecuencias, como la negación de la entrada. La Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson no puede proporcionar asesoramiento legal a las instalaciones o eventos.
Admitir a un individuo a su instalación o evento en violación de su política será considerado una violación de los términos del programa y puede someterlo a sanciones bajo PHO 21-006.
Inspecciones sin previo aviso
Las instalaciones y los eventos que han recibido la aprobación para el programa están de acuerdo con las inspecciones no anunciadas por la Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson.
Revisión de la Prueba de Vacunación
Este programa se basa en las políticas de las instalaciones y los eventos, no en el estado de vacunación de ninguna persona individual, y como cuestión general la Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson no investigará el estado de vacunación de una persona individual para propósitos de aplicación. Sin embargo, la Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson puede pedir revisar la implementación de la política de un establecimiento o evento y el sistema de seguimiento para asegurar el cumplimiento de su política y los requisitos del programa.
Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson puede pedir información sobre el estado de la vacunación de individuos para los propósitos de la investigación del caso o del rastreo del contacto.
Si usted es un miembro del público general y está en busca de información de emergencia importante sobre salud pública, incluyendo actualizaciones sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19, por favor inscríbase para recibir alertas sobre el COVID-19 del Condado de Jefferson en https://www.jeffco.us/list.aspx. Estas alertas también están disponibles en español en el mismo enlace en la sección “Alertas Jeffco COVID-19 Español”.
La Administración de Medicamentos y Alimentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) requiere que las vacunas pasen por un proceso científico riguroso, incluyendo tres fases de ensayos clínicos, antes de que las vacunas se autoricen o aprueben. Las vacunas contra el COVID-19 son sujetas a los mismos estándares de seguridad de otros ensayos de vacunas. A la fecha, la Junta de Monitoreo de Seguridad de Datos independiente que supervisa la fase 3 de los ensayos de las vacunas de Pfizer y Moderna no ha identificado o reportado ningún problema de seguridad grave. Todos los estudios de la fase 3 cuentan con juntas de monitoreo de seguridad de datos. Estas juntas están conformadas por científicos independientes contratados por la compañía para que supervisen los datos de seguridad y revisen, en intervalos regulares, si la compañía debería cancelar o continuar con el estudio. Adicionalmente, dos comités asesores independientes revisan los datos de seguridad de la vacuna antes de que esté disponible para el público. Estos comités son el Comité Asesor de Vacunas y Productos Biológicos Relacionados (VRBPAC, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual aconseja a la FDA, y el Comité Asesor sobre Prácticas de Vacunación (ACIP, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual aconseja a los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés). Obtenga más información sobre la seguridad y el proceso de desarrollo de la vacuna.
Es posible que sienta efectos secundarios moderados después de recibir la vacuna. Los efectos secundarios generalmente desaparecen naturalmente después de unos días. Los efectos secundarios más comúnmente reportados son:
El proceso de desarrollo de inmunidad puede provocar síntomas. Estos síntomas son normales y demuestran que el sistema inmunitario de su cuerpo está respondiendo a la vacuna. Otras vacunas de rutina, como la vacuna contra la gripe, presentan efectos secundarios similares.
Si siente incomodidad después de la primera dosis de la vacuna, es muy importante que igualmente reciba la segunda dosis unas semanas después para que esté completamente protegido.
Después de la segunda dosis, los efectos secundarios podrían ser más intensos o causar mayor incomodidad que los efectos secundarios de la primera dosis. En algunos casos, los efectos secundarios pueden ser lo suficientemente intensos como para interferir con su trabajo y otras actividades habituales normales por uno o dos días. Debido a que el cuerpo ya ha respondido a una dosis de la vacuna, la segunda dosis puede causar una mayor respuesta inmunitaria en su cuerpo. Estos efectos secundarios son de esperar y demuestran que su cuerpo continúa desarrollando inmunidad.
Si siente efectos secundarios más intensos, manténgase hidratado, descanse y considere tomar medicamentos de venta sin receta como acetaminofén o ibuprofeno (siempre y cuando normalmente sea seguro que usted los tome). Los efectos secundarios son una prueba de que su cuerpo está desarrollando inmunidad en respuesta a la vacuna y, generalmente, estos desaparecen naturalmente dentro de uno o dos días.
Para obtener información más detallada sobre los efectos secundarios de las vacunas, vea el informe de la vacuna de Pfizer y de la vacuna de Moderna de los CDC.
La vacuna contra el COVID-19 le proporcionará protección en contra de la enfermedad sin que tenga que enfermarse con el virus real. No es posible enfermarse de COVID-19 al recibir la vacuna, sin embargo, sí es posible tener síntomas congruentes con los de la enfermedad. Los fabricantes de las vacunas usan un virus inactivado, partes del virus (por ejemplo, la proteína espiga) o un gen del virus. Ninguno de estos puede provocar COVID-19. El objetivo de la vacuna es entregarle a su cuerpo las herramientas que necesita para combatir el virus del COVID-19 en caso que usted llegara a contagiarse.
Tanto la vacuna de Pfizer como la de Moderna requieren dos dosis y es esencial que ambas dosis sean administradas en la fecha que corresponde. La vacuna de Pfizer requiere dos dosis con 21 días de separación, mientras que la vacuna de Moderna requiere que las dosis sean administradas con 28 días de separación. Las vacunas no son intercambiables, por lo que debe recibir la segunda dosis del mismo producto que recibió en su primera dosis.
Es muy importante que reciba su segunda dosis de la vacuna del COVID-19 en la fecha que corresponde. El tiempo de separación de las dosis es determinado por las compañías que producen la vacuna con el fin de maximizar la capacidad de su cuerpo de generar anticuerpos contra el virus. Muchas vacunas de rutina, como la vacuna contra la varicela, también requieren más de una dosis para una máxima protección.
Se deben realizar todos los esfuerzos para garantizar que su segunda dosis sea el mismo producto de la vacuna de su primera dosis. Los estudios demuestran que las vacunas son seguras y que funcionan bien cuando se usa el mismo producto de la vacuna en ambas dosis.
Le recomendamos firmemente que reciba ambas dosis del mismo proveedor de la vacuna. Esto garantiza que recibirá el mismo producto de la vacuna en ambas dosis en el momento correcto.
Usted no estará inmediatamente protegido contra el COVID-19 después de recibir la vacuna. Los estudios demuestran que el cuerpo se tarda entre 1 a 2 semanas después de la última dosis para poder estar protegido contra de la enfermedad. Aunque ninguna vacuna es 100% eficaz, se ha reportado que las vacunas de Pfizer y Moderna tienen una eficacia de alrededor de un 95%. Aunque existen muchas variantes del COVID-19, la evidencia actual sugiere que la vacuna lo protegerá contra todas ellas.
Necesitamos usar todas las herramientas disponibles para detener la propagación del COVID-19. Tomará tiempo después de la vacunación para que su cuerpo responda y genere suficientes anticuerpos para protegerlo. Esto podría tardar entre 1 a 2 semanas después de recibir su última dosis.
El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) le está pidiendo a todos los habitantes de Colorado, tanto a quienes ya recibieron la vacuna como a quienes aún no se han vacunado, que continúen cumpliendo con las medidas preventivas de usar mascarilla, mantener el distanciamiento social, lavarse las manos y no reunirse en grupos fuera de su vivienda hasta que sea evidente que esto ya no es necesario. Si usted se expone posiblemente al COVID-19, incluso durante el periodo entre ambas dosis, debe cumplir con los protocolos estándares de cuarentena según las recomendaciones de las autoridades de salud pública estatales y locales.
El JCPH lanzó un nuevo equipo conocido como la Oficina de Respuesta ante la Pandemia (OPR, por sus siglas en inglés), como parte de la estrategia de respuesta y recuperación a largo plazo del COVID-19 del condado. El propósito principal de la OPR será controlar la propagación del COVID-19 en la comunidad durante al menos los dos próximos años, mediante la entrega de apoyo para impactos en la comunidad, realización de labores de prevención y respuesta a la infección y recolección y evaluación de información epidemiológica para todas las personas del condado. La oficina funcionará desde agosto de 2020 hasta diciembre de 2022, operando bajo una subvención de 4.2 millones de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades a través del Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés).
El Condado de Jefferson ofrece una gran variedad de recursos para ayudar a nuestra comunidad a obtener ayuda y servicios esenciales durante este periodo. Por favor visite nuestra página de recursos comunitarios del Condado de Jefferson para encontrar recursos de alimentación, vivienda, apoyo de desempleo, acceso a cuidados de la salud, entre otros. Esta página se actualizará de manera habitual.
Los miembros de la comunidad también pueden hablar al 2-1-1 para obtener apoyo relacionado con el COVID-19. El 2-1-1 es un servicio confidencial y multilingüe que conecta a las personas con recursos vitales en todo el estado.
El riesgo para las personas depende del nivel de la exposición. Bajo las circunstancias actuales, ciertas personas tendrán un mayor riesgo de contraer la enfermedad. Por ejemplo:
Ciertas personas están mayor riesgo de enfermarse gravemente del COVID-19, incluyendo:
Las personas en mayor riesgo deben quedarse en casa y prestar atención adicional a las medidas de prevención. Contáctese con otras personas si necesita algo. Puede leer más en esta hoja informativa para personas en mayor riesgo.
Las mascarillas evitan que las personas que las usan propaguen gotículas respiratorias al hablar, estornudar o toser. Si todas las personas usan una mascarilla cuando están en público, por ejemplo, cuando van al supermercado, el riesgo de exposición al COVID-19 se puede reducir para la comunidad. Ya que las personas pueden propagar el virus antes de que manifiesten síntomas o incluso si nunca han tenido síntomas, el uso de una mascarilla puede proteger a las personas a su alrededor.
Obtenga más información en nuestra página de guías sobre uso de mascarillas o en la página estatal sobre uso de mascarilla.
Incluso si usa una mascarilla, siga tomando medidas importantes cada día. También, las personas se pueden proteger a sí mismas y a las demás personas tomando las siguientes medidas:
Si tiene síntomas del COVID-19, hágase una prueba de detección. Hacerse una prueba le proporcionará el diagnóstico que necesita para determinar los próximos pasos que debe dar. Visite nuestra página de pruebas de detección para obtener más información sobre quién debe hacerse una prueba, sitios de detección del condado de Jefferson y más.
Los síntomas pueden aparecer entre 2 y 14 días después de ser expuesto al virus. Es posible que las personas que tengan los siguientes síntomas tengan el COVID-19:
Más información del CDPHE.
¿Qué tan grave puede ser la enfermedad?
Los casos reportados de enfermedades han incluido desde síntomas leves hasta enfermedades graves y fallecimientos entre los casos confirmados del COVID-19.
Todos debemos trabajar juntos con los departamentos de salud para ayudar a disminuir la propagación del COVID-19. Las notificaciones de exposición (también llamadas rastreo de contactos) y la cuarentena de personas con COVID-19 y contactos cercanos son esenciales para ayudar a disminuir la propagación del COVID-19 en nuestras comunidades.
Vea esta infografía o visite la página web del CDPHE para obtener más información sobre las notificaciones de exposición y lo que abarcan.
¿Por qué una persona culparía o evitaría a otras personas y grupos (creación de estigmas) debido al COVID-19?
Las personas de los Estados Unidos podrían preocuparse o sentir ansiedad en relación con amigos o familiares que estén visitando áreas donde existe propagación del COVID-19. Algunas personas están preocupadas sobre la enfermedad. El temor y la ansiedad puede generar un estigma social, por ejemplo, hacia estadounidenses chinos o asiáticos o personas que estuvieron en cuarentena.
Un estigma es discriminación en contra de un grupo identificable de personas, un lugar o un país. El estigma está asociación con la falta de conocimientos sobre cómo se propaga el COVID-19, la necesidad de culpar a alguien, temores sobre enfermedades y fallecimientos y chismes que propagan rumores y mitos.
Los estigmas dañan a todas las personas mediante la creación de más temor o ira hacia personas comunes en lugar de la enfermedad que causa el problema.
¿Cómo pueden las personas ayudar a eliminar los estigmas relacionados con el COVID-19?
Las personas pueden combatir los estigmas y ayudar a las demás personas (no dañarlas) proporcionándoles apoyo social. Contrarreste los estigmas aprendiendo y compartiendo información verídica. La comunicación de información que indica que los virus no afectan en mayor nivel a ciertos grupos raciales o étnicos específicos y que explica cómo el COVID-19 realmente se propaga puede ayudar a eliminar los estigmas.
Este año ha sido difícil para la comunidad del Condado de Jefferson y la pandemia del COVID-19 ha hecho que sea más importante que nunca que los residentes hagan todo lo posible para mantenerse saludables al mayor nivel posible. A medida que entremos en la temporada de influenza, el JCPH insta a las personas a que se vacunen contra la influenza, ya que esta es otra manera de protegerse a sí mismo y a su familia, además de entregarles tranquilidad.
Aunque es importante obtener la vacuna contra la influenza cada temporada, el año 2020 es un año especialmente importante para vacunarse y protegerse de los problemas de salud agravantes de la influenza en conjunto con el COVID-19. Tener influenza y COVID-19 al mismo tiempo podría dejarlo más susceptible a complicaciones graves y, aunque sabemos que nadie quiere ser hospitalizado, una hospitalización durante la pandemia del nuevo coronavirus significa que los centros de salud podrían estar sobrecargados por la falta de recursos y equipos, además de tener directrices de visitas más estrictas.
Obtenga más información sobre la influenza en este enlace.
JCPH launched a new team, known as the Office of Pandemic Response (OPR), as part of the county’s long-term COVID-19 response and recovery strategy. The OPR’s main purpose will be to control the spread of COVID-19 in the community through at least the next two years by providing community impact support, conducting infection prevention and response, and collecting and assessing epidemiological information for everyone in the county. The OPR will function from August 2020 to December 2022, operating under a $4.2M grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, via the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE).
Jefferson County has a wide range of resources to help our community get essential help and services during this time. Please visit our Jeffco Community Resources page to find resources for food, housing, unemployment support, health access and more. This page will be updated regularly.
Community members can also call 2-1-1 for COVID-19 support. 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state.
The risk to individuals is dependent on exposure. Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of getting the infection. For example:
Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, including:
People at higher risk should stay at home and pay extra attention to preventive measures. Reach out to others if you need something. Read more in this fact sheet for people at higher risk.
Stay at Home as Much as Possible. Follow the Safer at Home Level 2 guidance.
Wear a Non-Medical Cloth Face Covering. Effective July 24 at midnight, JCPH issued Public Health Order 20-008, which requires residents and visitors to wear a face covering while in indoor and outdoor public settings.
People who do not have to wear a mask include:
Cloth face coverings prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing or coughing. If everyone wears a cloth face covering when out in public, such as when going to the grocery store, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 can be reduced for the community. Since people can spread the virus before symptoms start, or even if people never have symptoms, wearing a cloth face covering can protect others around you.
Learn more on our mask guidance page or the state’s mask guidance page.
Even With a Face Covering, Continue to Take Important Everyday Actions. Everyone can also protect themselves and others by practicing the following actions:
At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested. Getting tested will provide the diagnosis you need to determine your next steps. Visit our testing page to learn more about who should get tested, Jefferson County testing sites and more.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Learn more from CDPHE.
How Severe is it?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
We all need to work together with health departments to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Exposure notification (also called contact tracing) and self-quarantining of people with COVID-19 and close contacts are critical to help slow transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.
Check out this infographic or visit CDPHE’s webpage to learn more about exposure notification and what it entails.
Why might someone blame or avoid individuals and groups (create stigma) because of COVID-19?
People in the U.S. may be worried or anxious about friends and relatives who are living in or visiting areas where COVID-19 is spreading. Some people are worried about the disease. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma, for example, towards Chinese or other Asian Americans or people who were in quarantine.
Stigma is discrimination against an identifiable group of people, a place or a nation. Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death and gossip that spreads rumors and myths.
Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem.
How can people help stop stigma related to COVID-19?
People can fight stigma and help, not hurt, others by providing social support. Counter stigma by learning and sharing facts. Communicating the facts that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups and how COVID-19 actually spreads can help stop stigma.
This year has been a challenging time for the Jefferson County community, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever for residents to do everything they can to remain as healthy as possible. As we enter flu season, JCPH encourages people to get their flu vaccine, as it is one more way to protect you and your family and give you some peace of mind.
While it’s important to get your flu shot every season, 2020 is an especially important year to get vaccinated to protect from the compounding health problems of flu and COVID-19. Having the flu and COVID-19 at the same time could make you more susceptible to serious complications, and while no one ever wants to be hospitalized, hospitalization during the novel coronavirus pandemic means facilities may be strained for resources and equipment, as well as have stricter visitation guidelines.
To help meet the need within our community for increased vaccination, JCPH is hosting vaccination clinics throughout the remainder of the year. Click here to download a schedule of upcoming clinics.
Learn more about influenza here.
The FDA requires that vaccines undergo a rigorous scientific process, including three phases of clinical trials, before they authorize or approve the vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines are subject to the same safety standards as other vaccine trials. To date, the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board overseeing Phase 3 trials of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has not identified or reported any serious safety concerns. All phase 3 studies have Data Safety and Monitoring Boards. The boards are made up of independent scientists hired by the company to look at the safety data and check at regular intervals whether the company should cancel or continue with the study. Additionally, two independent advisory committees will review a vaccine’s safety data before it is made available to the public. These committees are the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), which advises the FDA, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the CDC. Learn more about the vaccine safety and development process.
You may experience mild to moderate side effects after receiving the vaccine. Side effects typically go away on their own after a few days. The most commonly reported side effects are:
The process of building immunity can cause symptoms. These symptoms are normal and show that your body’s immune system is responding to a vaccine. Other routine vaccines, like the flu vaccine, have similar side effects.
If you experience discomfort after the first dose of the vaccine, it is very important that you still receive the second dose a few weeks later for full protection.
The side effects after the second dose might be more intense or cause more discomfort than side effects after the first dose. In some cases, the side effects may be bad enough to interfere with your work and other normal daily activities for a day or two. Because the body has already responded to one dose of the vaccine, the second dose may cause a stronger immune response in your body. These side effects are expected and show that your body is continuing to build immunity.
If you are experiencing more intense side effects, stay well hydrated, rest, and consider over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen (if they are normally safe for you to take). Side effects are proof that your body is building immunity in response to the vaccine and will typically go away on their own within a day or two.
For in-depth information about the side effects of the vaccines, see the CDC’s report on the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna vaccine and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
A COVID-19 vaccine will give you protection against the disease without having to get sick with the actual virus. It is not possible to get COVID-19 from a vaccine, but it is possible to get symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19. The vaccine candidates use inactivated virus, parts of the virus (e.g., the spike protein), or a gene from the virus. None of these can cause COVID-19. The goal of the vaccine is to provide your body with the tools it needs to fight the COVID-19 virus if you were to get infected.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine require two doses, and it is vital that both does are administered on time. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses 21 days apart, and the Moderna vaccine requires the doses be administered 28 days apart. The vaccines are not interchangeable, so you must receive the second dose of the same vaccine product as the first dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.
It is very important that you receive your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on time. The time-frame between doses is determined by the companies producing the vaccine to maximize your body’s ability to create antibodies against the virus. Many routine vaccines, such as Varicella (chickenpox), also require more than one dose for maximum protection.
Every effort should be made to make sure your second dose is the same vaccine product as the first dose. Studies have shown that the vaccines are safe and work well when the same vaccine product is used for both doses.
We strongly recommend that you get both doses from the same vaccine provider. Doing so ensures that you are getting the same vaccine product for both doses at the right time.
You will not be immediately protected from COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine. Studies show that it takes about 1-2 weeks after your last dose for your body to be able to protect itself against illness. While no vaccine is 100% effective, all available vaccines are shown to be highly effective at preventing moderate, severe and critical cases of COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. While there are several known variants of COVID-19, current evidence suggests the vaccine will protect against them.
Any business, event or organization operating in an indoor space may apply to become an Approved Fully Vaccinated Facility. The approval may apply to an entire building 24/7, certain times and dates, certain rooms within the facility, or may just be limited to a single event at that facility. This program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of our diverse community.
Although there are no requirements for masks outdoors, facilities and events may choose to implement proof of vaccination JCPH County Public Health is not necessary for outdoor spaces.
Facilities and events subject to state or federal orders requiring face coverings regardless of vaccination status, including facilities subject to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Public Health Order 20-38 and the CDC Transportation Order are not eligible for this program.
A non-exhaustive list of examples of the flexibility of this program include:
These examples are illustrative only and each business, organization and entity should consult legal counsel to determine appropriate policies for their indoor spaces. Jefferson County Public Health cannot provide legal advice and these examples do not constitute legal advice.
The keystone to the application process is a facility’s or event’s vaccination verification policy and the implementation of that policy. Here is a checklist for your application.
To meet the requirements of this program, the policy must result in at least 95% of the individuals in the indoor space are vaccinated. To calculate the percentage of fully vaccinated individuals in the indoor space, the facility or event must count all individuals indoors, including but not limited to children under 5 and individuals exempt from the vaccine requirement, regardless of the reason.
Facilities and event organizers are advised to consult legal counsel to determine appropriate policies based on their particular circumstances and considering their legal requirements and obligations.
The Approved Fully Vaccinated Facility program recognizes that each facility and event may have unique needs reflecting the diversity of our community. To be eligible for this program, facilities and events must prove that they are meeting the three requirements below. The program does not require any particular type of written policy nor does it require or prohibit any particular exemptions as long as the facility or event can prove that 95% of the individuals in each approved indoor space have provided proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Facilities and events should consult with legal counsel to determine policy compliance with any applicable federal, state, and local laws. Jefferson County Public Health cannot and will not review policies for such compliance and cannot provide legal advice to businesses, individuals, or other entities. Businesses, individuals and event organizers are encouraged to consult with an attorney prior to developing their policies.
All Approved Fully Vaccinated Facilities and Events are required to demonstrate the following three requirements:
Pursuant to PHO 21-006, proof of vaccination means one of the below forms of documentation demonstrating receipt of one course of a single dose COVID-19 vaccine or two doses of any two-dose COVID-19 vaccine plus any subsequent or booster dose of a vaccine as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in accordance with the recommended timelines.
Facilities and events must verify proof of vaccination with one of the following methods:
Jefferson County Public Health does not require any business, facility or event to retain any of the identified forms of proof of vaccination records as a condition of this program. Facilities and events should retain records demonstrating compliance with their policy and program requirements.
Please familiarize your business, employees, and staff with the FBI’s Public Service Announcement regarding fake vaccine cards.
To report suspicious activity involving fake vaccination cards:
While Jefferson County Public Health expects that facilities and events request to verify every individual’s vaccination status, JCPH recognizes that for some facilities and events, an exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement may be required by law, for example, pursuant to Title VII or the Americans with Disabilities Act, or because of ineligibility for the vaccine due to age. In this case, the facility or event may choose whether to admit unvaccinated individuals as long as unvaccinated individuals compromise less than 5% of all individuals in the indoor space. Facilities and events are advised to consult legal counsel about their legal obligations with respect to exemptions.
Facilities and events that have less than 95% of individuals within its indoor space fully vaccinated may risk becoming ineligible for the program, have their program approval revoked, or may be determined to be in violation of Public Health Order 21-006.
The program does not require any facility or event to provide exemptions to the proof of vaccination requirement. However, if a facility or event permits exemptions from the vaccination requirement then, regardless of the reason for the exemptions, the facility should be able to prove that it has verified that at least 95% of the individuals within its facility or event are fully vaccinated. The calculation of the 95% must include all people in the indoor space, including but not limited to exempt individuals and individuals who are ineligible for the vaccine (i.e. those under 5).
The program requires that you request proof of vaccination for all individuals. The program only permits up to 5% of the individuals within a facility to be unvaccinated, even if those unvaccinated individuals are wearing a mask or otherwise ineligible for the vaccine (for example, under age 5).
Facilities and events may permit individuals who will not or cannot provide proof of vaccination in any outdoor setting (e.g. by seating unvaccinated customers outside) or providing certain hours during which any individual (including unvaccinated) may enter the facility as long as all individuals, including vaccinated individuals, are wearing a mask in compliance with PHO 21-006.
A negative test presented in lieu of proof of vaccination as part of a facility policy will not meet the requirements of the Fully Vaccinated Facility program.
Facilities and events may permit children not yet eligible for the vaccine (currently, those under 5) indoors. The facility or event must still meet the requirement that 95% of attendees or individuals within the space have provided proof of vaccination. The facility or event must include the children in the calculation of the 95%. In other words, until a vaccine is approved for those under age 5, facilities must count children under 5 towards the up to 5% of unvaccinated individuals permitted pursuant to the program requirements. However, individuals not eligible for the vaccine and other exempt individuals may be required to wear a mask.
Approved Fully Vaccinated Facilities should direct delivery personnel to leave deliveries outside to the extent practicable, and, to the extent such deliveries must be made inside, they should minimize interactions with individuals who have not provided proof of full vaccination. All individuals within the same enclosed area during delivery, repair or maintenance activities must mask pursuant to PHO 21-006.
Once a facility or event is approved as an Approved Fully Vaccinated Facility or Event, it must continue to implement its policy and verify proof of vaccination for all individuals entering its approved indoor space(s). The facility or event may allow individuals to enter the indoor space without a mask. In addition, if the application indicated the event or facility is implementing additional mitigation measures then it must continue to implement those. If Jefferson County Public Health conditionally approved the application, the facility or event must implement the conditions of approval.
Approved Fully Vaccinated Facilities or Events must post a sign at the door(s) to their indoor spaces indicating that they are an approved vaccine verifying facility or event and that proof of vaccination is required to enter. Signage will be provided by JCPH upon approval into the program.
A business falsely advertising that they have been approved by Jefferson County Public Health when they have not been approved is in violation of Public Health Order 21-006.
Facilities and businesses should include, as part of their policy development process, a policy for individuals who refuse to comply with that facility or event’s policy, including consequences, such as denial of entry. Jefferson County Public Health cannot provide legal advice to facilities or events.
Admitting an individual to your facility or event in violation of your policy will be considered a violation of the program terms and may subject you to penalties under PHO 21-006.
Facilities and events that have received approval for the program agree to unannounced inspections by Jefferson County Public Health.
This program is based on facility and event policies, not the vaccination status of any individual person, and as a general matter Jefferson County Public Health will not inquire into the vaccination status of an individual person for purposes of enforcement. However, Jefferson County Public Health may ask to review a facility’s or event’s policy implementation and tracking system to ensure compliance with their policy and program requirements.
Jefferson County Public Health may request information on the vaccination status of individuals for purposes of case investigation or contact tracing.
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Make sure you are registered and your address is current. Ballots are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service. You can register, confirm or change your voter registration information at GoVoteColorado.com. You may also register to vote at any Voter Service Polling Center, and Jefferson County Motor Vehicle office and the Elections Office in Golden.
Cutoff dates to receive a ballot by mail vary by election. While you can still register online after the cutoff date, you will need to visit a Voter Service Poling Center in order to receive a ballot.
All eligible voters will be mailed a ballot to the address on their voter registration starting 18-22 days before election day. Ballots are not forwarded by the U.S Postal Service.
Voters are not required to vote by mail; all voting services are available at the Jeffco Voting Service and Polling Centers.
See our Mail Ballot Delivery page for more information on your options on returning a voted ballot and how to update and verify your registration with the Secretary of State.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) protects the voting rights of:
There are several ways to register to vote or update your voter registration information:
See our Military and Overseas Voter Information page for all the details and links to appropriate offices.
There are registration requirements and deadlines. Please see our Voting and Registration page for all the information on registering to vote for the first time in Jefferson County.
Voting in Jefferson County can be done in three easy steps:
See our Voting and Registration page for all the details.
Ballots are mailed directly to all eligible voters to the address on their voter registration file. The mailing dates vary by election. The ballots for the 2018 November 6th General Election will be mailed the week of October 15th. Sample ballots can be viewed and printed at myvoterlookup.
Ballot Drop-off locations vary by election. Once they have been confirmed they will posted on this site. You must seal your ballot in the official return envelope and then you can drive-up, drop off or hand deliver your completed mail ballot at any convenient ballot drop-off location.
November 6 2018 General Election Ballot Drop Off and Voter Service Polling Center Locations
There are no health cards required in Jefferson County. We do issue cards to individuals for successfully completing our "Excellence in Food Safety" course. These are good for two years and continuing education credits can be obtained. Contact us at 303-271-5700 to register for a class.
Some type of hair restraint is required of food service workers; however, this does not have to be a hair net.
No, gloves are not required to be worn by food service workers under normal circumstances; however, routine hand washing must be practiced. Certain restaurant chains do require their employees to wear gloves. Gloves can be a significant problem if workers get them dirty and continue to use them. A glove order may be issued when there is an active Hepatitis A outbreak.
Food service license applications are available from this office. A copy of your Colorado Sales Tax License is required, as is approval from the health inspector of your establishment.
The department must review and approve the plans for your operation before you begin construction. Local building departments will not issue building permits without this approval. This process will take approximately two weeks to review the drawings, specifications and menus and meet with the plan review coordinator.
Contact us as soon as possible after becoming ill (303-271-5700). We are interested in investigating potential food-borne illnesses and will need to obtain a 72-hour food history to better pinpoint the potential source of the problem. Note that it takes anywhere from one hour to several weeks to become ill from a food-borne pathogen; therefore, the last meal you ate may not have been the one that made you ill. Obtaining confirmation from your doctor is also important because it can tell us what type of foods may be involved.
For more information, see these websites:
Contact the Jefferson County Public Health Food Safety department to schedule this inspection.
Dumpsters must be kept closed and the area around them kept in a sanitary condition. We investigate any concerns regarding violations of this standard.
No. Food preparation for a catered event can occur in your household kitchen. If you are purchasing the food items and taking them to the location of the catered event for preparation, then no food service license is required.
A licensed kitchen is required; this must be separate from your household kitchen. A restaurant kitchen may be rented during off-hours, or some church kitchens are properly equipped and can be used. This department must approve your planned location and then provide an application for a food service license. A plan review packet may be obtained through this office. A Colorado sales tax license must be obtained before this department will issue a food service license. You should also check with your local zoning department about the legality of home businesses in your area.
We investigate potential violations of the Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations.
The JCPH Food Protection and Safety Program works to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks and assure that Jefferson County citizens and visitors are provided with safe food. Staff routinely inspects food service operations, such as restaurants, delicatessens, school cafeterias and retail markets to ensure compliance with Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations. The inspection reports are public record and can be easily accessed online.
Raw eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, a type of bacteria known to cause serious illness, especially in children, the elderly and persons with weakened immune systems. We do not recommend using raw eggs in any recipe where thorough cooking will not occur.
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus. The virus is found in the feces of infected persons. It is spread primarily by person-to-person contact. It can also be spread through food and/or water that has been contaminated with human feces.
While this practice is discouraged, the potential for disease transmission is minimal because bacteria do not survive well on money. Money has not been found to be a disease carrier; however, you may want to voice your concern with the establishment manager.
Separate sinks are required for different uses. This prevents cross-contamination between different activities, such as hand washing and vegetable preparation. A three-compartment sink is important for proper dish washing (pans, utensils, etc.) procedures to take place.
Yes, health department fees are assessed at the time the case is submitted to Planning and Zoning. A list of established fees is available upon request.
Yes, reports prepared by the Environmental Planner are public record. Please call 303-271-5763 if you would like to obtain a report on a specific development proposal.
We review all land use proposals referred to us by the County Planning and Zoning Division. You can go to Jeffco Planning and Zoning - Active Cases for information on active planning cases in unincorporated Jefferson County. Many cities will also refer proposals to the health department for comment, however, you will need to contact the Planning or Community Development office for each municipality for information on active cases.
The list of topics varies considerably based on the type of development that is proposed. In most cases the provision of water and sewer service, as well as air and water pollution impacts, are important issues. We may also provide recommendations to incorporate design features that will promote active living concepts, such as access to multi-modal transportation options, aging in place, and working, living and recreating in one place. In other cases, subjects such as noise levels, effects of power lines, animal manure management, and prevention of diseases such as West Nile Virus are included in the review.
System failures (usually called 'malfunctions') will usually involve a discharge of wastewater of the surface of the ground. This liquid will be very odorous and is usually black or gray in color and should appear over the area of the absorption bed. Flies may be present. In the winter, this is sometimes seen as a discolored slick of ice on the ground. If you call the health department, we can look at this to try and determine its source.
Yes. However, you should be very familiar with the operation of the heavy equipment need to install the system under challenging site conditions. You must also demonstrate your knowledge of the on-site wastewater treatment system regulations to the satisfaction of the health department inspector. You will be responsible for complying with all applicable requirements of the regulations and engineering design, including assurance that all required inspections are scheduled with, and performed by, this department. All terms and conditions of the permit must also be complied with and you must submit an Affidavit to the health department.
Yes, we have a list of registered professional engineers (PDF) who have done work with the Department in the past; however, the department does not recommend any particular engineering firm.
You will need to obtain an engineered design from a registered professional engineer and then submit an application for a permit. Normally, it will take 14 working days to process your application.
Please see the Pumping the Septic Tank page on our website.
Depending on when your system was installed, these records may be on file with the health department. We can look up these records using the street address or legal description of the property. In general, records exist for most systems installed or repaired after 1965. These records will usually consist of an "as-built" drawing of the system, the original application form and engineering design.
Many of the records have been scanned or microfilmed and can easily be sent to you electronically. To request records, call 303-271-5756 and provide the address and legal description of the property in question. Responses to requests usually take 2 business days.
It depends on the zoning of the area and when the lot was created or subdivided.
We investigate failing systems on a complaint basis; we will need the street address of the site in order to do so. Complaints may remain anonymous when reporting possible failures. Should a malfunction be confirmed, the property owner will be required to make the appropriate and necessary repairs. Report a Public Health problem.
For a new system, repair of an existing system or addition to a system, the fee is $1,023. For a tank replacement only, the fee is $523 and the fee for a renewal is $250. Credit cards are now accepted for a nominal service fee (1.75%).
First, determine whether you actually need a variance by discussing it with us. Variances are generally required only for building sites that do not meet the minimum lot size. If you do, you would need to apply for the variance by submitting engineering design, a hardship statement, and other required information. The Board of Health meets on the third Tuesday of every month and each meeting date is the deadline for submitting requests for the next months meeting (e.g., March 17 is the deadline for the April 21 meeting).
An additional hearing fee of $125 is charged for a variance request. Hearings are held the third Tuesday of every month in Hearing Room 2 in the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, commencing at 8 a.m.
Applications for systems serving business or commercial structures are processed by staff without a hearing. The engineering design for the system must be based on the flow and specific characteristics of the wastewater to be generated. For example, systems which serve facilities such as restaurants will usually require additional wastewater treatment as the wastewater is considered "high strength."
A Higher Level Treatment system is one that uses mechanical means to provide additional treatment, wither by trickling the wastewater over a filter or by introducing air into the wastewater. These systems are typically required on small lots and in environmentally sensitive areas. Due to the need for ongoing maintenance, an Operating Permit is usually required. For more information on individual sewage disposal systems, call 303-271-5759.
Due to the challenging conditions in many areas, only registered professional engineers can design septic systems to be installed in Jefferson County. They will evaluate the site, perform a series of soil tests, and prepare a design that meets the specific characteristics of your site. This soil investigation and design can cost several thousand dollars to complete.
A Temporary Event means a single community event or celebration that operates for no more than 14 consecutive days. A Temporary Event is not a regularly scheduled series of events such as flea markets or farmer’s markets.
Most likely yes. Please contact Terri Leichtweis at 303.271.5776 to determine if your event will need a permit or not.
The application needs to be submitted 30 days before your event.
Usually yes, but it depends on your operation. It is recommended that you contact our office for licensing requirements.
The application for vendors needs to be submitted 14 days prior to your first event.
Your license is valid for the calendar year it was purchased in, expiring on December 31.
Yes, if you have a Colorado Retail Food License for Mobile Units. Licenses issued from the City and County of Denver are not valid in the rest of Colorado.
No, your license for your Retail Food Establishment is only good at the physical location of the restaurant.
No. Jefferson County has its own fee structure for Temporary Vendors.
You can apply for a license by submitting the Temporary Vendor License application. You can also contact Terri Leichtweis at 303.271.5776 with any questions you may have about the process.
A commissary is a facility approved by the health department as a base of operations for a temporary food vendor where food, containers, and supplies are kept, handled, prepared, packaged or stored, and where fresh water is replaced, and waste water is disposed of. Most commissaries are licensed fixed restaurants used by agreement between management of the restaurant and the mobile food operator. A Commissary Agreement must be completed and submitted for licensing.
Yes. A dwelling or structure that was first occupied (as determined by the date of the warranty deed transferring ownership from the developer or builder to the original homeowner) less than five years before the closing date does not require a use permit, provided the existing system was not used for a previous dwelling on the site.
Probably, but there isn't any consistently applied inspection criteria. In addition, there are no mandatory requirements for certification of inspectors. Previously, anyone who wanted to call themselves an inspector could do so and use whichever criteria they deemed appropriate to make their inspection.
Yes, although it may not provide as accurate a picture of the operational suitability of the septic system. If a property is vacant, that condition will be noted on the permit.
No, the use permit is specifically limited to the on-site wastewater treatment system only. Regulations do not require the inspection of the well or approval of the water quantity or quality. However, the department recommends that the production and capacity of the well and the quality of the water be checked to ensure the well is an adequate and safe source of water. See our Drinking Water Well page for additional information.
If the sale has closed, there is no need to renew the use permit. However, if the closing will not occur before the use permit expiration date, complete and submit Form 704 for one six-month renewal. This must be done before the use permit expiration date. Subsequent renewals cannot be approved and a new inspection and application will be required.
Before a real estate closing, the property owner (or other responsible party) obtains the services of an approved inspector to perform an inspection of the on-site wastewater treatment system as well as to pump and inspect the septic tank. The health department will then review the inspection and issue the permit.
A use permit is valid until the date of the real estate closing; or six months have elapsed, whichever comes first. Once the real estate transaction has been completed, the use permit does not need to be renewed.
We ask that the application be submitted no less than 10 working days before the scheduled closing date. We are in the process of developing an online application process that should speed things up considerably.
The inspectors set their own fees. We estimate it will take about one hour to perform the work (not including the tank pumping). Since all inspectors must use the same forms and criteria, be sure to compare prices.
Failure to obtain a use permit may subject the owner who sold the property to a penalty as assessed under the provisions of Colorado state law. The purchaser is not subject to this penalty.
Not necessarily. If the prospective buyer signs a written agreement (PDF) to repair or upgrade the failing component(s) of the system within 30 days of occupying the structure, the department will waive the requirement for a use permit.
No, you may obtain a use permit before having a purchase contract for the property. Exceptions are those properties with failing systems and properties with outhouses or privies.
In many cases, the inspector will file all of the forms for you. If not, complete Form 700 (PDF) and submit all the inspection reports and the application fee to the department, either in person or by mail. Although septic tank inspection Form 702 (PDF) is good for 12 months, Form 701 (PDF) and Form 703 (PDF) must be filed within 30 days after they are prepared.
See our document for transactions that are not subject to use permit requirements (PDF) and for an explanation of the circumstances where use permits are not required.
A use permit is not required for these sales; however, an inspection of the existing system will be required before obtaining permits to rebuild the dwelling or structure in the future.
Certain systems cannot be approved, including:
The inspection covers a number of aspects that relate to both the structural integrity of all systems components, site conditions and operational status of the system. To be approved, an on-site wastewater treatment system must have:
There are three basic standardized forms:
Even under those conditions it should be possible to perform a reasonably thorough inspection; however, the presence of snow cover will be noted on the permit as a limiting inspection condition.
Since the written inspection criteria are very specific, that isn't likely; however, if it becomes apparent that an inspector is doing a poor job, the department will report that information to the organization that issued the inspector's credential (or the state licensing board, if the inspector is a professional engineer) for disciplinary action. If the system is failing, the current owner will be required to fix it.
If available, we will report the original design parameters of the system in terms of number of bedrooms the system was designed for and the total treatment capacity in gallons per day. We will also report the date of installation, permit and file numbers, if any.
The Board of Health has adopted a nonrefundable fee of $100.
As of January 1, 2004, prior to the sale of a dwelling or structure (including commercial structures) served by an individual sewage disposal system, the owner must have in his possession a use permit issued by the Public Health Department.
If the system lacks a septic tank, that component can be added. Otherwise, the system must be repaired or upgraded to meet the current minimum regulatory standards insofar as possible. An engineering report detailing the proposed repair must be submitted along with an application for a repair permit. The department's fee for repair permits is currently $1,023, or $523 for addition or replacement of a septic tank.
Either Linda Jones at 303-271-5756 or Craig Sanders at 303-271-5759 will be happy to answer your questions.
The Board of Health was concerned that on-site wastewater treatment systems were not always being properly inspected and that failing or marginal systems were being passed along to unsuspecting buyers; therefore, the requirement for a time-of-sale inspection for on-site wastewater treatment systems was adopted in the July 4, 2003, regulation revision and appears in the current regulation in Section 10.
Dwellings with pit privies cannot be occupied full-time; however, these dwellings are acceptable for "limited occupancy," which the regulations define as the occupancy of a structure or dwelling as a residence on less than a full-time, year round basis, i.e. no more than 90 consecutive days or a total occupancy of 120 days per year. To sell such a dwelling, a Limited Occupancy Use Permit can be issued after a prospective purchaser has been identified, and that purchaser signs an agreement acknowledging and agreeing to the above occupancy restrictions. This will allow the transfers of weekend, hunting and fishing cabins, etc., even though they are served by privies. The agreement authorizing Limited Occupancy will be recorded with the Jefferson County Recorder and will appear in any subsequent title search.
No. The department will only report the information we have in the file. Of course, it would be best if the house, as advertised, matched the On-site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) as installed. Ultimately, the buyer and seller will have the opportunity to decide what, if any, changes need to be made.
Check out our Event Calendar.
Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) here.
Yes, free Wi-Fi is available. Choose the network named “Fairgrounds-Guest”. Please note that it is a free, open access system so there are no guarantees to anyone that it will always be working or that they will be able to access it with their device. The Fairgrounds provides no technical support or troubleshooting support for free Wi-Fi access.
Yes, please call our office at 303.271.6600 (M-F between 8AM-5PM).
No; however, many events are open to the public. Please check the Event Calendar to confirm admission details.
Please review our Fairgrounds Facility, Equipment and Services Rates (PDF) document on our website. All rates are for reference only. To receive a true estimate and to confirm date availability, please complete a Request for Proposal (RFP).
Open Ride hours are posted on our public event calendar and can change with little or no notice. Please call 720.490.5737 before traveling to the Fairgrounds to ensure arenas are still available for Open Ride. Riding conditions and arena access may vary depending on weather conditions. All riders must vacate the premises within 30 minutes of each Open Riding session’s conclusion. Click here for additional information on Open Ride.
Leadership meeting discussing economic challenges and Jefferson County budget challenges.
Departments presented current initiatives, challenges and resiliency efforts.
Discussion with departments, divisions and elected offices on 2020 and future budget constraints and what we can expect.
SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis completed.
Work on core services began. Presentation on demographics.
Create and finalize mission and vision statements for each Line of Effort group; align each of these with the county values.
Create and finalize core services for each department, division and elected office.
Seminar for all Lines of Effort groups (which includes all departments, divisions and elected offices):
Lines of Effort Strategic Planning: continue county core service prioritization.
Review of sample strategic plans
Align high-level outcomes to county goals as part of the prioritization process
2020 budget discussions
Seminar for all Lines of Efforts groups (which includes all departments, divisions and elected offices):
Planning - BCC- or staff-led discussions; duplicate staff and collaboration
Lines of Effort strategic planning and county prioritization – budget presentation preparation
Planning: 2020 county prioritization discussion at Elected Officials Meeting
Budget Development - Proposed budget prepared and presented to Board of County Commissioners
Risk Taking & Collaboration
Lines of Effort Debrief
2020 budget presentation process
Continue work on outcomes and metrics for years one - five
Budget Development: prepare and present budget for adoption
Budget adoption hearing
Seminar for all Lines of Efforts groups (which include all departments, divisions and elected offices):
Lines of Effort meetings
Planning: focus is on setting goals, outcomes and performance metrics for Jeffco 2050
Seminars for 2020 are pending. Will include metrics, measurements, continued budget reductions, and increases or revenue enhancement.
Availability of new grants will be announced on the Jefferson County website, the Jefferson County social media platforms, and through other communications.
Once the program is up and running, open grant applications can be accessed on our Rescue Grants Available page.
Other American Rescue Plan awards directly administered by State and Federal agencies can be found on our Other COVID-19 Funding Available web page.
See our Community Resources page within the COVID-19 section of the jeffco.us website.
Visit the Jefferson County Business and Workforce Center website, Business Services page.
Visit the Jefferson County Rescue Grants Available page to see what funding opportunities are available.
Check out the Business Development section within the Business & Workforce Center website for resources and assistance.
Visit the ’Info for Public Health Partners, Businesses and Organizations’ page within the Jeffco Public Health COVID-19 web section.
See the information within the news item on this type of permit and the guidelines that need to be followed.
See the Jefferson County Public Health Order 20-007 requiring pre-approval for events and venues to allow more than the number of patrons under the Public Health Order 20-35.
There are many different opportunities for all kinds of businesses.
Continue to check the Resources for Businesses section in the Business & Workforce Center website for the latest information.
Make sure to also check in with your local Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development Corporation. You can find contact information for all within Jefferson County on our Business page.
Visit our Business and Workforce Center Job Seekers page.
Visit the State of Colorado website for more on unemployment benefits.
See our Jefferson County Human Services Food Assistance page.
Visit the Jefferson County Human Services COVID-19 Emergency Assistance page.
Visit the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline web page for information for renters.
Visit the Jeffco Community Resources page and look for the ’Housing’ tab.
Visit the Jeffco Homelessness Resources page for information on homelessness resources, severe weather shelters and food banks and services.
Visit the Jefferson County Human Services COVID-19 Emergency Assistance page
Visit the Jeffco Community Resources page and look for the ’General Resources’ tab
Visit the Energy Assistance page for more information on LEAP (offered late fall and winter).
Visit the Jefferson County Human Services Child Care Assistance page.
Visit the Jeffco Community Resources page and look for the ‘Children, Youth & Families’ and ‘Pregnant Women, Infants & Children’ sections.
Visit Jefferson County Head Start website to learn about no-cost pre-school and family services.
Visit the Jefferson Center for Mental Health website.
Visit the Colorado Crisis Services website.
Visit the Jeffco Community Resources web page and look for the 'Mental Health' section.
Visit the ’Testing’ page within the Jeffco Public Health COVID-19 web section.
Visit the ‘Vaccination Clinics’ page with the Jeffco Public Health COVID-19 web section.
Visit the Jeffco Public Health ’Safer at Home Level’ page within the COVID-19 web section.
Visit the Jefferson County Rescue Grants page to see what funding opportunities are available.
Many of the same resources for small businesses are available for nonprofits. See our resources list and FAQs for business information and check the Other Funding and Resources page for other information.
For every dollar the county collects from property taxes, 24 cents remains with the county to provide services. The remaining 76 cents goes to public schools, special districts and cities. Even though property values may increase, the amount of property tax revenue the county is allowed to collect is limited by the state constitution. This limit on the growth of revenue has required the county to regularly spend into reserves, which is no longer sustainable.
The General Fund is the county’s principle operating fund that accounts for the ordinary operating and project expenditures of the county and is financed primarily by property taxes.
The General Fund supports a broad spectrum of county services provided by the Board of County Commissioners, Assessor, Clerk and Recorder, Coroner, District Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, and a variety of administrative services such as finance, information technology, and human resources. The General Fund also provides support to other county funds such as Public Health, Social Services and the Patrol Fund.
Yes. The county has implemented an initiative called Resilient Jeffco in which we are focusing on where our community wants and needs to be down the road, and developing innovative and strategic ways to address the challenges in front of us.
The phrases “business as usual” and “we’ve always done it that way” have been replaced with “how can we do things differently” and “how can we collaborate with other entities outside and within Jeffco.” We are already seeing results from those collaborative and innovative efforts. Some examples include:
We have always gone through a process of prioritizing programs and services for the budget, but we've reached a point where we have to try something new. Please see the Timeline details for more information on the prioritization process we are working through now.
That said, our Mission for Jefferson County is “to promote the safety, health and well-being of the Jefferson County community and the stewardship of its resources.” We look to this to let us know what those priorities are. We currently spend approximately 66% on safety, 8% on health and well-being, and 26% on stewardship.
Since 2014, Jefferson County has been drawing down its reserve to address projects and critical one-time needs. The balance in our reserves has now reached a minimum threshold and we must adjust our expenditures accordingly.
This issue has been a regular part of the ongoing conversations during budget development since that time. Several measures were utilized to balance the budget in previous years, but those options are no longer sustainable.
Amendment B removes provisions related to the residential and nonresidential assessment rates from the constitution, including the provisions commonly known as the Gallagher Amendment.
The Gallagher Amendment currently requires that residential and nonresidential property make up constant portions of total statewide taxable property over time. Since adoption in 1982, these provisions have required that the taxable value of residential property make up about 45 percent, and the taxable value of nonresidential property about 55 percent of statewide taxable property. Actual property values have not matched the required ratios over time because residential property values have generally grown faster than nonresidential property values. Since the taxable portion of most nonresidential property values is fixed at 29 percent, the state legislature adjusts the residential assessment rate to maintain the required ratio, as shown in Figure 1.
Amendment B removes these provisions from the constitution, leaving the residential and nonresidential assessment rates at their current rates in state statute. Under current law, the residential assessment rate is expected to decrease in future years, reducing the amount of property taxes paid by property owners and collected by local governments. Amendment B would eliminate automatic tax increases adopted by some local jurisdictions to offset revenue losses from the Gallagher Amendment. In jurisdictions that have not adopted automatic tax increases, Amendment B eliminates projected future decreases in the residential assessment rate, and any increase in nonresidential or residential assessment rates would require voter approval.
Property taxes are paid by residential homeowners and nonresidential property owners, including farmers, ranchers, oil and gas operators, and other businesses. Property taxes are paid on a portion of a property’s actual value. The actual value of property is determined by the county assessor or state property tax administrator. The portion of the actual value on which taxes are paid is known as taxable value. Taxable value is also known as assessed value.
Taxable value is calculated by multiplying the actual value by an assessment rate. The assessment rate is currently 7.15 percent for residential properties and is fixed at 29 percent for most nonresidential properties. Mines and lands that produce oil and gas are assessed at different rates than other nonresidential property.
Taxable value is then multiplied by the tax rate, called a mill levy, to determine the property taxes owed. One mill equals $1 for each $1,000 dollars of taxable value. For example, 100 mills is equal to a tax rate of 0.1 (100/1,000), or 10 percent. The tax rate varies for each property based on the local taxing districts in which it is located. Figure 2 provides an example of how property taxes are calculated.
In most years, residential property values have grown faster than nonresidential values, causing the residential assessment rate to be lowered so that residential properties continue to make up about 45 percent of statewide taxable value. As shown in Figure 3, the residential assessment rate has been reduced from 21 percent when these provisions went into effect in 1983 to a current rate of 7.15 percent. With the fixed nonresidential assessment rate at 29 percent, and the current 7.15 percent residential assessment rate, nonresidential property owners pay an effective tax rate that is approximately four times higher than residential property owners. The downward shift of the residential assessment rate is expected to continue in future years.
When nonresidential property values grow faster than residential property values, the residential assessment rate must increase to maintain the constant ratio; however, other constitutional provisions require that voters approve such an increase. As a result, the state legislature may decrease, hold flat, or ask voters to approve an increase in the residential assessment rate. Since 1999, there have been six instances when the residential assessment rate would have increased, but the legislature did not refer a measure to voters and the rate instead stayed flat.
Property taxes paid by a property owner are dependent on three components: actual property value, the applicable assessment rate, and the mill levy. Changes to any of these components impact the amount of property taxes paid and thus, the amount of revenue collected by a local government. Amendment B concerns only residential and nonresidential assessment rates; however, other changes to property values or tax rates also impact the amount of property taxes owed.
In response to the shift between residential and nonresidential assessment rates, many local governments have adopted laws that automatically increase local mill levies to offset the revenue losses from the Gallagher Amendment. These automatic increases counteract the reduction in the residential assessment rate and result in a net property tax increase for nonresidential property owners. These automatic mill levy increases would not be triggered if Amendment B passes.
Under Amendment B, the residential assessment rate will remain at the current 7.15 percent for residential property. Without the measure, the residential assessment rate is projected to decrease in future years due to the relative growth of residential property values compared to nonresidential property values. As a result, Amendment B is expected to eliminate projected future reductions in the residential assessment rate, and thus, could result in higher property taxes paid by residential taxpayers, if property values increase and if automatic mill levy increases do not offset assessment rate reductions.
Under Amendment B, the assessment rate will remain in state law at 29 percent for most nonresidential property. Amendment B will have no impact on the amount of taxes paid by most nonresidential property owners.
In the local governments that have approved automatic mill levy increases to offset revenue reductions from the Gallagher Amendment, Amendment B will prevent property tax increases for businesses, farmers, and other nonresidential property owners, as the higher mill levies that would have been triggered by decreases in the residential assessment rate under the Gallagher Amendment will no longer be required.
Under the current system, the decline in the residential assessment rate has constrained property tax revenue to local governments. The impact varies across the state, with the largest impacts occurring in areas without much nonresidential property or with only slow growth in home prices. These areas are generally small and rural; however, metropolitan areas with slow growth in home values are also impacted. Amendment B prevents further decreases in the residential assessment rate, thus preventing declines in local government property tax revenue used to provide local services.
Schools are funded through a combination of state and local revenue, with the state making up the difference between an amount of school district funding identified through a formula in state law and the amount of local tax revenue generated. By preventing future decreases in the residential assessment rate, Amendment B increases local property tax collections for school districts and reduces the amount the state must pay to make up the difference.
Under Amendment B, the state legislature may decrease the assessment rates, but cannot increase them without voter approval. Currently, assessment rates are set in state law at 7.15 percent for residential property and 29 percent for most nonresidential property.
This is the document recorded to start the foreclosure process. The recording date of this document governs the statutes that the foreclosure will follow.
Visit our Foreclosure Property Search page and enter the Foreclosure Sale Number or the property address.
You need to file a written Notice of Intent to Cure with this office no later than 15 calendar days prior to the date of sale. Upon our receipt of your written notice, we will request a cure statement from your lender and forward it to you. There is more information on our Cure a Foreclosure page.
You still own the home and you have the rights and obligations of a homeowner until the time of the foreclosure sale. Once the property is sold at the foreclosure sale, you no longer own the home. If you do not move out after the foreclosure sale, you may be subject to eviction proceedings.
The sale is conducted in the Jury Assembly Room, court side of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden, CO, 80419. These sales are held every Thursday at 2 p.m.
The Public Trustee holds the overbid funds generated at the sale and distributes the money according to the law. Please contact us if you believe there are funds due to you.
A finder is a person who may contact you offering to locate your funds from foreclosure auctions for a fee. Before you sign anything or pay a fee, check with the Office of the Public Trustee to see if your name is on the list. You may also visit the Public Trustee’s page to check for your name.
A deficiency bid occurs when the foreclosing lender submits a written bid less than the amount owed. The foreclosing lender may elect to sue the homeowner, or anyone else who signed the original promissory note, for the amount of the deficiency. Bidding at the Public Trustee sale on properties that have deficiency bids begins at $1 over the lender bid amount. In most cases, lenders file deficiency bids because the adjusted fair market value of the property is less than the amount owed.
No. You will receive a second foreclosure notice from us on or about 60 days prior to the scheduled sale of the property. No further notices will be sent. The scheduled sale date can be continued by your lender. Please check our Search Foreclosures page for up to date information.
No, the only reports available through this office are properties that are in foreclosure. Our foreclosure reports are available for free from our search site. Foreclosure is a complex process, and we suggest you contact your legal advisor if you have concerns or questions about a specific property.
The Office of the Jefferson County Public Trustee does not conduct public seminars about the foreclosure process. Instead, the office has compiled this website as a tool to instruct citizens interested in learning about the foreclosure process.
Cash, certified funds or verifiable wire transfer must be tendered at the time of sale. (C.R.S. 38-37-108). We do not accept online or electronic bids at this time.
No, the Public Trustee Confirmation Deed is issued subject to any other senior liens. A Public Trustee's Deed is not a Warranty Deed and does not convey clear and free title.
The foreclosure reports are updated regularly, depending on the type of report. The reports are available for viewing and printing from our Foreclosure Property Search page under “Reports” or for viewing only in our office 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays).
Information concerning liens recorded against a property can be obtained by contacting the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's office located at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 2530, Golden, CO, 80419. They can be reached by calling 303-271-8121, or visit the Clerk and Recorder's website.
No. Jefferson County does not have a residency requirement.
No. We only accept applications for current open positions; however, you can subscribe to the Job Interest Alert to receive up-to-date notifications when selected positions of interest become open.
Any qualifying individual requiring an ADA accommodation during any part of the selection process should advise Jefferson County Human Resources in writing of the need.
Log in to the Applicant Login page and select the middle option, "Application Status."
For information on how to apply for a job online, please refer to the Online Employment Application Guide.
You can delete a completed piece of information by clicking the "DELETE" link next to that information at the bottom of the section.
Click a step at the top of the page to go to that step. To find a specific section in the Job Application step, click the section name in the section navigation bar. Information you've already entered appears at the bottom of each section.
Click the "EDIT" link next to any piece of information to edit it. The information will be displayed for you to edit but remember to click the "Save" button after making changes.
The section navigation bar appears at the top of the form, above the application step links. Click a section name to go to that section.
The application steps appear in order at the top of the screen and allow you to move back and forth between them. Click a step to go to that step. After completing a step, you will move forward and the new step's link will become available to select
If you need to exit out of the application at any time, click the "Save" button at the bottom of the form. All information you have input to that point will be stored. You can return to your application later by logging into your account with your username and password.
It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete all sections of the application. Remember to save your information as you move through the sections, as the online application will time out after 30 minutes and unsaved information will be lost
Generally, the hiring department will call you to arrange an interview. Make sure your email contact information is accurate before submitting an application.
Yes. Within the site, you may create a profile and apply to multiple positions. We recommend you thoroughly answer the supplemental questions, and be aware that these additional questions may be different, depending on the job openings for which you are apply.
Also, be sure to complete a separate application for every job for which you want to apply.
A member of the recruiting team reviews an application after it is submitted. Qualified applicants are then forwarded to the hiring supervisor for further review.
After submitting your information within the "Applicant Login" page, you will receive an email confirmation.
Positions may have different requirements. Please refer to the job announcement for specific information.
Jefferson County offers a competitive benefit package. See our Benefits page to review a comprehensive list.
Check your browser settings if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer:
If there is a button labeled "Disable" in the Content Advisor section, select it and enter the required password you previously established for the Content Advisor. After completing the site application, you may wish to repeat steps 1 through 3 to Enable the Content Advisor.
Make sure you have selected the job and not your profile to see the steps.
Make sure you have completed all required fields. If you have done this, and you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, your browser settings may be preventing you from completing the application process.
Follow these steps to check:
If you have other questions about the application process, please contact us at 303-271-8400 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Contact a Long Term Care Ombudsman at 303-480-6734. For more information, visit the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program website.
Visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website.
Visit the Social Security website.
Learn more about Health First Colorado Trusts by visiting the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing website.
There is a $20 application fee, payable by cash, check or money order. There is no fee requirement if you are receiving cash assistance through the Colorado Works program.
Federal and state law require all states to collect an annual $25 fee from the custodial parent for cases in which the custodial parent has never received cash assistance benefits in any state, and has received at least $500 in child support payments during the federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30). The fee is deducted from the child support payment, but the non-custodial parent still receives full credit for the payment.
For additional information regarding fees, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website.
You can call the Child Support Services Division at 303-271-4300 to request that an application be mailed to you, visit our office and request an application, or apply online. If you do not have access to the Internet but would like to apply online, please visit our office to apply using a free computer kiosk.
Child Support Services will enter your application and the non-custodial parent’s information into the child support computer system upon receiving your application and $20 fee, if applicable. You will receive notice in the mail when your case is initiated. Your case will then be referred to the appropriate Case Specialist, who will determine the next best action.
Child Support Services will use all available resources to locate a non-custodial parent. You can help by giving as much information about the non-custodial parent as possible to your Case Specialist and by updating your Case Specialist when you find out any information regarding his or her whereabouts.
Child Support Services will review your case to determine if Colorado has legal authority over the non-custodial parent to establish, modify or enforce a child support order. If Colorado does not have legal authority, your Case Specialist will request assistance from the state in which the non-custodial parent resides. The timeframes for processing cases often are longer than when both parents reside in the same state.
If you already had a child support order when you applied, your Case Specialist will review your case to determine where the non-custodial parent is located and what action is needed to ensure you receive your child support. If the non-custodial parent is employed, your Case Specialist will send an income withholding order to the employer, which will ensure more consistent receipt of your child support. If you do not have a child support order yet, an order will need to be established before payments can be collected.
To register to view specific case status information online, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website.
Child support payments are processed through the Family Support Registry. There are several ways to receive your payment, including direct deposit to your bank account, a Reliacard that works like a debit card, or a check mailed to you. Please contact the Family Support Registry at 303-299-9123 for more information and the necessary forms for your preferred method of payment. All forms should be returned to the Family Support Registry, not the Child Support Services Division.
For additional information and forms, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website.
No, you may still keep your case open and we will continue to provide child support services; however, it is important that you keep your Case Specialist updated with any change of address.
Payments should be mailed to:
Family Support RegistryP.O. Box 2171Denver, CO 80201-2171
Payments can be sent by check or money order only and must include the FSR Account Number, the name of the non-custodial parent paying the support, and the court case number. For additional requirements or options to pay, visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website.
As long as you are not receiving cash assistance benefits through the Colorado Works program or daycare assistance through the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, you can close your case by sending a written request to your Case Specialist. Child support services are required when the custodial parent is receiving assistance benefits from the Colorado Works (TANF) and Low-Income Child Care Assistance Programs (CCAP).
After county departments receive a report of concern regarding a child/youth/adult, the report is reviewed by a team. The team determines whether the report rises to the legal definition for an investigation or assessment. If the report does meet the legal definition of abuse or neglect a caseworker will be assigned to assess the concern.
Yes, per Colorado State Statute you may remain anonymous when making a report.
Yes, Jefferson County will take any report of abuse or neglect regardless of the level of identifying information. The more information you can provide the better.
You can make a report through the Jefferson County hotline. The report will be reviewed by a team to determine possible intervention or resources that can be offered to your family.
Jefferson County child welfare believes that children thrive in their families. Through a thorough and balanced assessment, a caseworker will work alongside the family to achieve safety within the home whenever possible. If children cannot remain safely in the home the caseworker will continue to work alongside the family to identify family, friends and kin that may be able to care for the child/children.
Here are some helpful links to assist in identifying a safe child care provider:
Learn about mandated reporters on the Colorado for Kids website.
We have an agreement with Jefferson County Mediation Services which allows us to send parents to them who have conflicts over parenting time. They are skilled professional mediators and offer their time to our parents at no cost to either party. It is believed that a neutral setting and neutral co-mediator is the best way to help with these difficult issues. So rather than meeting with parents ourselves, we help set up this professional mediation time.
Please visit the Mediation Services web page for more information. If you have an active child support case with our office, we can make the referral, and they will waive all listed fees for you.
Being a parent is something we need to learn, not something that we automatically acquire simply by aging, becoming an adult, or parenting a child. We have a very specific idea about what it means to be a good parent, simply put: it is to be a parent to your children in such a way that makes their one and only childhood the best possible time for them. This means we have to learn how to manage our own needs, wants, desires, and emotions in such a way that they don't become a barrier to good disciplining, providing consistent love and emotional warmth, and creating a safe and healthy environment for them.
It may satisfy the court order, however all of the parents who participate in the Fatherhood Program or fatherhood class must do so voluntarily. We do this for two reasons: first, because the funding for the program requires voluntary participation; and, second, it is believed that programs like this are most beneficial to the participants when they choose to be there rather than being ordered to do so. If you want to explore the possibility of the fatherhood tune-up class meeting your court ordered requirements, then contact the Fatherhood Case Manager to see how to establish that process.
If you are not able to see your child/children then there is likely much grief and loss you are carrying around with you. You are not alone. Other parents are going through the same thing. Most parents find it useful to listen to others talk about these losses and how they are coping. Many people are not particularly good at knowing how these losses affect us and what we can or should do about them. The old "fight or flight" is the way many guys respond. There are better ways. While we are not a bunch of angry parents sitting around talking about how awful our co-parent is some people do talk with a lot of passion about what it is like for them to not be in their child/children’s lives. Almost all parents find just saying it out loud and being heard is helpful and makes their lives better. The Fatherhood Case Manager can help parents review court orders as it relates to parenting time and decision making responsibilities and help them navigate the judicial system while helping educate parents on how to preserve such responsibilities through the judicial or mediation process. While the Fatherhood Case Managers are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice, the program has aligned itself with community resources offering assistance to parents without the financial capacity to obtain legal representation.
It is never a waste of your time to invest in either being a better parent or helping others become better parents. While every one of our situations is a little different, we believe we benefit from sitting with a group of people that have one common denominator - we all love our children and want the best for them. The class is always better when we have other parents in it that can share stories about how they discipline their children without threats of violence or how they resolved a conflict with their co-parent. Even if you are a good parent now, as your children get older, your parenting skills will likely be tested even more.
Participating in the Fatherhood Program neither directly nor legally impacts your parenting time. Parenting time is sometimes decided by the court and is a different process however, if your co-parent believes you are not as good a parent as you could be, they may be more reluctant to negotiate with you for more parenting time. Participating in a Fatherhood Program and/or completing a fatherhood class can be a way in which you demonstrate your commitment to always becoming a better parent and co-parent. Remember, parenting is for a lifetime so, even if things may not change much immediately, it is always the long view that is the most important.
Fatherhood coaching is simply spending one-on-one time with the Fatherhood Case Manager to talk about the challenges of being a parent in your current situation. Parents explore what options are available and how they might let their child/children know that they are still important to them. Parents find this one-on-one time particularly useful if they are stuck or are repeating patterns of conflict with their co-parent which they find difficult to change. Participation is voluntary.
Contact your county Veteran service office. Each county in Colorado has a service officer who is trained and ready to answer your questions and assist you with the paperwork. For a complete list go to: vets.colorado.gov
No. Each Veteran Service office is funded by the county so there is never a fee for the advice or assistance with VA paperwork.
The VA has several types of claims a Veteran or eligible family member may apply for. This may be a claim for an injury sustained in service, a condition a Veteran has now due to service (such as from exposure to toxins), enrollment into VA health care, assistance with burial after a Veteran passes, application for aid and attendance for those who need assistance with activities of daily living, a monthly pension for those Veterans who are low income, education, life insurance, and Colorado State benefits.
Currently we may take appointments by phone, in-person and on-line though WebEx or Microsoft Teams.
It is helpful if you have the Veteran's: full name, branch of service, dates of service, birthday, social security number (as this will be come the claim number for any/all claims) and mailing address and phone number. A Veteran’s DD214/discharge paper is helpful as well. Also, have a list of questions and concerns.
Call our office and speak to one of our Veteran Services officers and we can discuss in detail what the best option is for you.
Not until the appeal is complete. This is because if a person changes POA during an appeal, it goes to the back of the line and delays the appeal decision considerably.
Give your new county Veteran Service Officer a call with your new contact and mailing address letting the office know you would like to continue representation with their new county.
Overall health of your forest is the best defense. Mixed stands with multiple types and ages of trees seem to be better able to survive outbreaks.
Douglas Fir Tussock Moth (DFTM) outbreaks usually last about 2 to 3 years.
If you decide to treat your trees, starting in May after the trees have budded, you may need to treat every 7 days or so, depending on the insecticide you choose. Douglas Fir Tussock Moth (DFTM) may emerge from their eggs over an few weeks so treatments may need to be spread out. Most of the insecticides registered for use on DFTM are short lived and break down quickly. Please refer to the product's label for specific directions.
At this time government agencies in our area are not planning to treat. DFTM is experiencing large populations in areas that are also near the critical habitat for the federally threatened Pawnee Montane Skipper. The insecticides used for DFTM would also affect the skipper.
Normally Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth (DFTM) is kept in check by pathogens and predators. When those organisms’ populations decline a larger number of DFTM are able to survive.
A normal healthy forest is made up of different types of trees and trees of different ages. Our forests are largely dense, single species, of similar age which makes them more susceptible to invasion by forest pests.
Douglas Fir Tussock Moth (DFTM) is a native insect. Its larval stage (caterpillar) feeds on fir and spruce.
Most noxious weeds come from Europe or Asia. Seeds or plant fragments are unknowingly transported to new areas where they are spread and grow into plants. Many noxious weeds have been sold as ornamental plants that have escaped home gardens and spread into the wild.
Noxious weeds are plants growing outside their natural habitat. These non-native plants become problems because they are invasive and can spread quickly in a variety of ways.
The state Noxious Weed List is divided into four categories.
Once you discover a noxious weed on your property, it is important to act. An integrated approach, including one or more control techniques, will provide the best chance for success. Remember, weed control is a process that requires patience and repeated efforts; what works to control one weed might not work on another. Review the Noxious Weed Information page for additional assistance.
The Colorado Noxious Weed Act (CRS 35-5.5) was passed in 1990 and updated in 2003. This law requires all public and private landowners in the state of Colorado to maintain control over certain noxious weeds. The law addresses the severe threat these non-native plants pose to native plant communities, wildlife habitat, agricultural lands and property values within the state.
Landowners that have noxious weeds on their property are required to control them.
Planning and Zoning is the department that handles tall weed complaints.
Noxious weeds are often pretty, but their effects are not. The absence of natural enemies in the new environment means weeds can spread uncontrollably, vastly reducing the number of native plants. This affects wildlife that depends on native plants for food; therefore, an increase in noxious weeds results in dec