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We strive to promote and maintain a safe and desirable environment in the city. Neighborhood Services addresses nuisance concerns like junk, trash, weeds, and junk motor vehicles. We work to encourage and educate the community about ways to proactively keep the city clean.

Report a violation online or call us at 303-227-8860.

I Received a Notice of Violation — What Should I do?

You have 17 days to address the item(s) of concern identified. Neighborhood Services inspectors will then check whether the issue has been resolved consistent with the city's code. If not, you will receive another notice that requires you to pay a fine until the issue is resolved. 

Fines, Fees and Notices of Violation

Payment of fines is expected unless you request a protest hearing and pay the docket fee.

  • $100: 1st violation within a 12-month period
  • $300: 2nd matching violation within a 12-month period
  • $500: 3rd matching violation within a 12-month period
  • $999: 4th matching violation within a 12-month period

Protest Hearings

A property owner can request a protest hearing within 15 days after the compliance date on the notice of violation.

Property Liens & Abatements

If a legal abatement is ordered against a property the property will be cleaned by the city or an outside contractor at the owner's expense. A lien will be filed against the property if the clean-up is not paid within 30 days. Please note that the city does not provide property clean-up services.