Level 1 Fire Restriction

Level 1 Fire Restriction Enacted

Effective at noon on July 31, 2020, Adams County Sheriff Richard Reigenborn enacted a Level 1 Fire Restriction for Adams County. This restriction supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.
Controlled Burns must be called in to the Adams County Communications Center 303.288.1535. Check with your Fire District regarding any Burn Permit requirements as not all Districts require permits.
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:

Adams County Commissioners Award $4.9 Million in Open Space Grants

Funds were awarded for 19 projects across the county

On July 14, 2020, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded more than $4.9 million in open space grants for 19 projects thanks to the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax. Funding for the Fall 2020 grant cycle came from revenues from the second half of the 2019 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999.

Partial Payments/Prepayments of Property Taxes to be accepted by Adams County Treasurer

Effective Wednesday, Aug. 5, because of a change in the law this year, the Adams County Treasurer may accept an estimated prepayment of property taxes due for the current tax year before the due dates in 2021. The treasurer has broad authority to establish the conditions and terms under which estimated prepayments will be accepted.  

Statewide Mandatory Mask Order

Board of Commissioners Support Gov. Polis Statewide Mask Order

On behalf of the Adams County Board of Commissioners, I want to extend our support to Governor Polis for the statewide mandatory mask order. Incidents have increased 109% in Adams County over the past month, as well as across the state. It’s important to support this initiative to keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy and our businesses open. This is a necessary step to halt the spread of this virus that has already disrupted so much of our lives.

Stage 2 Fire Ban Implemented

Adams County Sheriff Richard Reigenborn enacted a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Adams County effective July 9, 2020, 12 p.m. This temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.

Prohibited items under Stage Two Fire Ban:

  • Tiki Torches
  • Fire Pit
  • Sky Lantern
  • Chiminea
  • FireworksTrash Burn

Items allowed under a fire ban:

  • Gas Grills
  • Gas Fire Pits
  • Gas Stoves
  • Gas Lanterns

Adams County Will Soon Be Under Mandatory Face Covering Order

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) recently put in place a mandatory face covering order at an online board meeting, citing concerns over the steady increase of coronavirus cases over the past few weeks in the tri-county area, and the effectiveness of face coverings to help prevent the spread. The order will be put in place soon for Adams County for 90 days, with the option to amend, rescind, or extend.