Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

The information below is being updated regularly as the situation evolves. The decision to limit or temporarily cancel services is based upon the "social distancing" guidance of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the State, and the White House.

Statewide Stay-In-Place Public Health Order

Stay at home guidelines
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On March 25, Governor Jared Polis issued an Executive Order to Coloradans to stay in place due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. The order took effect Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m. and is set to last through Saturday, April 11, unless rescinded or modified by further Executive Order.

Resources and Assistance

View informational sources and resources for unemployment claims, job placement help, emergency assistance (medical, food and cash), small business support, mental health contacts and more.

COVID-19 News Updates for Arapahoe County

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Closures within the County

Currently, all city and county buildings are closed to the public. This includes libraries, rec centers and schools. Playgrounds, picnic shelters and athletic courts are also closed. Athletic fields are closed to group gatherings, activities and team practices.  

County Service Updates Alphabetically by Department

All County buildings are closed to the public. In-person services are currently unavailable but many departments are still supporting residents by phone, email and virtually. We are experiencing a high volume of calls to all county numbers, especially calls to Human Services. Please continue trying as we are committed to serving our citizens.

Clerk & Recorder

Phone service for all Clerk and Recorder offices is currently unavailable.

Email for questions about election operations. Visit for online voter registration and more info.

Marriage Licenses
Marriage licenses are being issued via mail at this time. View details on the Marriage web page.

Motor Vehicle Services
The County is waiving late fees for vehicle registration and renewals during the office closure. Motor Vehicle Services are limited to online services offered by the state. View more details on the Motor Vehicle and License Services web page

Community Resources

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center
The Workforce Center is taking calls from all of their locations. Staff are working online, one-on-one, with job seekers and businesses as well as are presenting online classes to assist in developing skills for job searching.

The public is encouraged to visit the ADWorks! website to access the services that are available.

Visit the CSU-Extension website for updates. Staff is working off site and will respond as appropriate.

Housing and Community Development Services
Staff is responding to inquiries regarding low-income housing needs and is continuing to support partnership agencies as necessary. For Emergency Rent Assistance call 303-738-8061 or email to determine eligibility.

Judicial Services
The call in number for Judicial Services, including for pretrial services clients, is staffed. Pretrial Service Officers will continue to supervise their clients through a combination of internet and phone. As technology allows, the Community Corrections program will continue with case screenings, committee and board placement decisions and with oversight of the three community corrections facilities that are located in the county.

Senior Resources
Grocery shopping and prescription pick-up assistance is available for seniors 60+ and those with disability. To learn about eligibility and sign up, call 303-738-8080 and leave a message. A staff person will return your call as soon as possible. Information and assistance remains available for seniors seeking connection to other services.

In-home services have been discontinued and emergency response is limited.

18th Judicial District

Visit the 18th Judicial District website for updates about court dates and jury duty.

Fairgrounds and Park

All events at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park are canceled through May 10, 2020. Fairgrounds staff are working with customers to reschedule events or offer refunds as necessary.

Human Services

Human Services is continuing to offer support to residents by phone, email, and online services.

Colorado PEAK Program
Access PEAK resources online (Includes Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, Financial [CASH] assistance, Food assistance, Heat and energy assistance, Medical assistance.)

Child Support Services
Apply for Child Support Services

Public Trustee

Effective March 20, 2020, the Public Trustee Office has suspended the recording of Notices of Election and Demand for 30 days. All previously scheduled foreclosure sales are continued to Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Releases of Deeds of Trust will continue to be processed until further notice. Read full details of the notice on the Public Trustee web page

Public Works and Development

Call the main department number for general questions: 720-874-6500

Building Administration and Permitting
For inspection questions or for emergency needs, call 720-874-6600 or contact Joe Richards at 720-483-2793 or

Over-the-counter permit processing is not currently availableSuspended operations include:

- Drop-off of hard copy applications, plans, and submittals
- Electronic submittals for small residential and commercial projects
- Inspections for occupied residences and commercial
- Field inspections for residential projects on the exterior of occupied dwellings
- Commercial and new residential development inspections - will resume 3.30

Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy only for projects that already had final and complete compliance.

Road & Bridge Maintenance
Snow removal operations continue as needed and regular road maintenance is reduced until further notice. Report down/damaged roadway signage, roadways, or traffic signals to 720-874-ROAD (7623).

Accepting documents/permit applications electronically through Citizen Access. All hard copy submittals will need to be dropped off at the designated bin in front of the Public Works Offices on Lima Street between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Field inspections continue, weather permitting. Social distancing from County inspectors is mandatory.

Contact Engineering at 720-874-6500 for further assistance or for new engineering projects get instructions here

Planning and Land Development and Zoning Services
Call 720-874-6650 or email or for assistance. Clients can use Citizen Access to search for, review current cases or apply for permits or Land Use/Zoning applications.

Animal Control Services
Only responding to high-priority issues such as dog bites, aggressive dog complaints and stray dogs running at large. Response for barking dog complaints is suspended. If you file a complaint, it will be logged and followed up on at a later date. Contact Animal Control by phone 720-874-6750 or email

If you have an immediate (animal-related) public safety concern, please contact Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at 303-795-4711.

Sheriff’s Office

Visit the Sheriff’s Office website for updates and online services. Learn when to call 911 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Treasurer Grants 30-day Waiver of Delinquent Interest

Tax Payment Drop Box: Anyone who would normally take their tax payments to a branch office drop box or to the County’s Administration Building in Littleton may drop them in the secure ballot box outside the building’s front entrance.