The Public Works department strives to enhance the quality of life within unincorporated Arapahoe County. It provides safe, effective transportation, and building of communities through quality planning, design, construction and maintenance in the following areas.
Building - Code enforcement, plan review, permits, inspection and certificates of occupancy Engineering - Infrastructure review, floodplain and stormwater regulations, permits and inspections Oil/Gas and Energy - Permit Applications for exploration and production facilities Planning and Land Development - Development review and land use planning Road and Bridge- Maintenance, snow removal, potholes and more Transportation - Studies, capital infrastructure projects, regional projects and traffic engineering/operations/ITS
Other areas of operations include: Animal Control - Regulations, complaints and animal welfare Mapping and GIS- Mapping support and geographically linked data Weed Control - Mitigation of noxious weeds Zoning- Land Development Code regulations enforcement
Setting the standard in public works and development
In 2018, Arapahoe County Public Works became the 137th agency in North America and the first County in Colorado to earn accreditation through the American Public Works Association. Less than one percent of the nation's public works agencies have earned this distinction. Accreditation symbolizes the department’s commitment to continual improvement to the quality of life for Arapahoe County citizens.