ALERT: Most Commerce City facilities have reopened with restrictions, including modified hours. Most in-person services are available by appointment only. Visit for updates. Commerce City remains under the Safer at Home public health order. 

Some development projects in Commerce City require involvement and oversight from entities other than the city government.

View the Helpful Contact Information document for a broad list of agencies who may be involved in land use cases.

The city government is not the provider of water and sewer service, which is managed instead by:

South Adams County Water and Sewer District
6595 E. 70th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022

New development must also be approved by the applicable fire district in the area. Contact the local fire district its review process. There are three fire districts serving parts of Commerce City, although most of the city is served by the South Adams County Fire Department.

South Adams County Fire Department
6050 Syracuse Street, Commerce City, CO 80022 (next to the Commerce City Civic Center)

Brighton Fire Protection District
500 S. 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brighton, CO 80601

Sable-Altura Fire Protection District
26900 E. Colfax Avenue #52, Aurora, CO 80018

There are two school districts within Commerce City. Contact the applicable district for information on additional development and/or impact fees.

Adams County School District 14
5291 E. 60th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022

School District 27J 
18551 E. 160th Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601

Metropolitan (Metro) Districts

Metro Districts are established, typically by developers, to finance the infrastructure necessary to support a new subdivision. The functions of a metropolitan district can include both the construction and the ongoing operation and maintenance of public improvements. A metropolitan district has various financial powers including the power to tax and/or assess fees for the services it provides and to issue tax-exempt bonds to help pay for public improvements.

Developers: Learn about forming a Metro District
Residents: Learn about taxes levied by Metro Districts

General Improvement Districts (GID)

General Improvement Districts (GIDs) are local taxing entities created for the purpose of constructing, operating or maintaining specific public improvements or certain services within the district.

Learn about GID requirements
GID inclusion petition