Lakewood Hours & Services

The City of Lakewood is providing a modified structure of specific services available to the public in the South Building at 480 S. Allison Parkway. The North Building at 470 S. Allison Parkway remains closed.

As Lakewood continues to respond to and manage the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has closed the doors to the Civic Center to ensure the safety of residents and city staff. The city is providing as many services remotely as possible, and residents are encouraged to access online or remote services as the safest, most convenient options. For in-person services, residents should call ahead to confirm that the service is available or call the main number at 303-987-7000.

Masks and social distancing of at least 6 feet are required for entry, with gatherings of no more than 10 people.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Limited Services Only: 

  • City Clerk's Office: Licenses and some permits
  • Finance: Utility billing and sales tax payments
  • Permit Counter: building- and contractor-related permits, applications, plans and reviews available by email, online or dropbox only (see details)
  • Human Resources: by appointment only, 303-987-7700
  • Community Resources: by appointment only, 303-987-7800
  • City Manager's Office: by appointment only, 303-987-7050
  • Economic Development: by appointment only, 303-987-7730

Entry to building allowed only for one of the above listed purposes.

Watch videoGuidelines for visiting City Hall


City Council meetings

Remote meetings will be created temporarily for upcoming dates, and LakewoodSpeaks.org will be used for public comment.


Lakewood Police Department

Agents will respond to all priority calls. A priority call for service is any situation where there is a crime in progress whether a life is in danger or not. Please call 911 in these situations. Otherwise, please use the department’s online crime reporting option.

Public Health Order Enforcement Questions: Lakewood Police Educate, Emphasize, Encourage(PDF, 119KB)


Municipal Court

Municipal Court has shifted to virtual operations for court cases except for jury trials and most trials to the court. Please contact the court at courts@lakewoodco.org or 303-987-7400, then prompt 0, to schedule your video or telephone appearance. More Court Information

Call or email to reschedule court dates: 303-987-7400courts@lakewoodco.org.

For traffic-related court dates, please contact the court by email to request a plea agreement by mail or a new court date.

  • Email the court at courts@lakewoodco.org. Include what occurred the day of your citation, any relevant information to the plea, your name, date of birth, phone number and citation number (L12345 or LE12345 at the top right of the ticket). The court will forward the file to the prosecutor’s office to reach out to you after the file has been reviewed. You may be able to settle your case without appearing in court.

Pay tickets, search cases, request records online: municourtportal.lakewood.org


Arts, parks, recreation and family services

Most arts, parksrecreation and family services facilities are open by reservation in a limited capacity and/or open to registered class participants. Golf courses are also open. Park shelters are not available for rentals. Charles Whitlock Recreation Center is closed until further notice. Visit Lakewood.org/CR to browse services.

As a result of public health orders, programs have either reduced capacity, transitioned to virtual delivery or have been canceled. Visit Lakewood.org/Register to view current program listings.

Questions? Email CRinfo@Lakewood.org or call 303-987-7800.


Utility bills, business licenses, taxes

Please pay these bills online:


Permit counter and development items

Permit Counter is closed to the public. However, we are still reviewing and processing permits.
See options for submitting permit applications

Inspections will continue.

Online services

  • Contractor registration
  • Re-roof permits
  • Water heater and furnace replacement permits
  • Prepaid electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits that are part of a permitted construction project

Additional questions: 303-987-7500

Planning services are available remotely at 303-987-7571 or POD@lakewood.org.


City Clerk’s Office

  • Passports are not available until further notice.
  • Dog licensing is only available online.

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