Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

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Please check this resource center often for updates.

 

STAY AT HOME PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
Now in Effect

By order of Governor Polis and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Residents are required to restrict their activities to their homes, except for essential activities needed for health and safety. 

See updated details.

Video: A message of hope from Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul

City operations limited to protect public

Following the governor’s statewide stay-at-home order, Lakewood has closed the Civic Center buildings to the public. In limited cases only, such as for the Public Safety Center, members of the public will be allowed to enter city facilities and will be given access by an employee. In these circumstances, appropriate social distancing will be followed.

See details under the “Limited Operations Info” tab below.
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Report concerns and questions: Lakewood.org/RequestLakewood
Online customer service accepts comments 24 hours; closely monitored for timely responses.

If you need to speak to someone in person: 303-987-7000.
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

Limited Operations Info

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.

Fingerprinting services for the public are closed until further notice, and the Public Safety Center at 445 S. Allison Parkway will limit hours to noon-4 p.m. for the lobby and Records Section.

Public Health Order Enforcement Questions: Lakewood Police Educate, Emphasize, Encourage(PDF, 136KB)
City of Lakewood staff – including park rangers and community service officers – will be doing proactive patrols of parks and recreation areas, businesses and neighborhoods. Our primary goal is to first educate individuals and groups about the order to encourage compliance and discourage future violations. Further violations of the order by individuals and groups can  result in citations and fines.

Municipal Court

Closed to the public through Friday April 17, reopening Monday April 20 at 8 a.m. Even though the court will be closed to the public during this time, a limited number of staff will be on-site completing critical tasks. We will continue to evaluate whether an extended Municipal Court closure is necessary beyond April 17.

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

Jurors scheduled for jury duty on April 3, 10, 17 and 24 are excused. 

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

In compliance with recent Public Health orders, all city arts and recreation facilities will be closed through April 30, at which time staff will work closely with the State Health Department and the Governor’s Office to reassess the situation. Family services facilities are closed until further notice.

All performances and events at the Lakewood Cultural Center theater have been canceled or postponed through May 11 per the CDC’s recent recommendation for groups of 50 or more. For the full list of affected facilities, please see the “Closures & Cancellations” tab on this page.

  • Registration for classes, shelter rentals and facility reservations are suspended through April 30, at which time staff will reassess.
  • Bear Creek Lake Park passes and class registration for programs beginning after April 30 are available for purchase online at Lakewood.org/Register.
  • Lakewood Rides will continue with limited service for nutritional and medical purposes only. Call 303-987-4826 to confirm.
  • Volunteers of America (VOA) meal program: The hot meal site at Clements Community Center is suspended through April 30. Meals will be delivered upon request to Lakewood residents who are currently registered for the meal program and Lakewood Rides. Call 303-987-4833 to request a meal.

For general questions email CRinfo@Lakewood.org or call 303-987-7800.

TEMPORARY REFUND, CREDIT AND TRANSFER POLICY

  • Following the recent public health order, all programs beginning prior to April 30 will be pro-rated and credited back to your account. You will receive a follow up email from our programming staff regarding credits for specific programs in which you or your family are registered. Please be patient for this follow up communication. If you prefer a refund, we will issue a credit card or check refund. Please allow three weeks to receive a refund by check. To request a refund, contact CRinfo@Lakewood.org or 303-987-7800
  • ā Rentals and permits will be refunded.
  • Valid recreation center passes will have their expiration dates extended based on the number of days our facilities are closed. This will happen at a later date and you do not need to contact us. Monthly pass billing is suspended and will be activated when our facilities are open. 
  • For information about Lakewood Cultural Center tickets, view the Box Office Policy.

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.

Business and economic development services

Please call 303-987-7730 and services will be provided remotely.

Resources to assist businesses and employers 

City Council meetings

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

Closures & Cancellations

This page will be continually updated to reflect facility closures and cancellations of City of Lakewood meetings, events and programs due to COVID-19 risks and public health guidelines.

Meetings


Facility Closures and Cancellations

In compliance with recent Public Health orders, all city arts and recreation facilities will be closed through April 30, at which time staff will work closely with the State Health Department and the Governor’s Office to reassess the situation.

  • All scheduled programs, activities, events and facility rentals are canceled during this time. Credits and/or pro-rated refunds will be issued for all canceled activities. Please see the 'Limited Operations' tab for the complete credit and refund policy.

Parks and Recreation

  • City parks are open to the public. Practice social distancing when utilizing trails and parks.
  • All park playgrounds, shelters, outside fitness equipment and courts are closed until further notice.
  • Lakewood Tennis Center is closed until further notice.

Bear Creek Lake Park

  • The Visitor Center, Gate House, archery range and campground are closed through April 30, at which point staff will reassess the situation. The park will be open for visitors during this time.
    • A daily park pass can be purchased at a cash-only self-service station: $10 entrance fee, $5 for seniors.
    • Annual passes are available online.
  • Boat ramps are closed to any boat requiring an A.N.S. inspection.
  • Campground is closed through the month of April, when staff will reassess the situation. Reservations will receive full refunds.

Clements Community Center

  • Clements Center is closed through April 30, at which point staff will reassess the situation. All programs are canceled except Lakewood Rides.
    • Lakewood Rides will continue with limited service for nutritional and medical purposes only. Call 303-987-4826 to confirm.
    • Volunteers of America (VOA) meal program: The hot meal site at Clements Community Center is suspended through April 30. Meals will be delivered upon request to Lakewood residents who are currently registered for the meal program and Lakewood Rides. Call 303-987-4833 to request a meal.

Recreation Centers 

  • All four Lakewood Recreation Centers and associated pools are closed through April 30, at which point staff will reassess the situation.

Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses


Arts and Culture

Lakewood Cultural Center

  • Lakewood Cultural Center is temporarily closed in order to follow guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). All performances and events at the theater have been canceled or postponed at least through May 11 per the CDC’s recommendations. Ticket holders will be contacted individually regarding their specific programs. Email Tickets@Lakewood.org with questions.

Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

Washington Heights Arts Center


School-Age Services and Head Start

  • The Wilbur Rogers Center is temporarily closed until further notice.
  • School-age services facilities and programs are canceled until further notice. All preschool and Head Start sites are closed, including Patterson Head Start.

Public Works

  • Quail Street Recycling Center: Closed until further notice.

Donations & Assistance

Business resources

Lakewood.org/SupportLocalBiz - map of local business services available to residents.

Lakewood.org/ResourcesForBiz - page full of resources and information for businesses.

Alameda Connects Emergency Grants Assistance Program, for its members along the West Alameda Avenue corridor. Apply online

Lakewood-West Colfax Small Business Fund: Provides short-term help to creative enterprises and small businesses primarily with 10 employees or less impacted by COVID-19. 

 

Resources for older adult and vulnerable residents 

Lakewood Rides continues to provide limited service for nutritional and medical purposes only. 

VOA hot lunch meals will be delivered upon request to Lakewood residents who are currently registered for the meal program, but the on-site program at the Clements Community Center is suspended.

Soldiers' Angels Hunger Relief Program: Hosting a Mobile Food Distribution to supply low-income veteran families with food assistance and other help.

  • When: Friday, April 3, 2020 from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
  • Location: Elks Lodge, 3690 S. Jason Street, Englewood, CO 80110

Benefits in Action – Lakewood: Variety of roles including connecting volunteers, health benefit navigation, and more. https://www.benefitsinaction.org/

School, family and daycare resources

Childcare for essential workers (medical personnel, first responders) 

Jeffco Public Library for access to e-books, family read-alouds 

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Jeffco Public Schools  

Jeffco Schools Foundation donations

Colorado Department of Higher Ed Laptop (and related technology) drive

Employment, housing, food and other assistance 

Jefferson County community resources

Grab & go food school sites

The Action Center: Providing food to families in need in a drive-through. We need volunteers to help us pack boxes and load them into people's cars.

Denver Salvation Army Citadel services in Lakewood for rent assistance, utility bills and other financial help: 303-922-4549.

Two Months of Free Internet from Comcast: Making it easier for low-income households to get connected so they can more easily work from home, access educational resources, and stay in contact with friends and family. Available for new Internet Essentials customers only. 

Mental health resources

Jefferson Center for Mental Health 

Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-495-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255

Walk-in centers

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Arts and nonprofits

Supporting nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

Colorado Business Committee For the Arts: Resources for artists.

Pet resources

Foothills Animal Shelter has shifted to limited operations, providing only intake of lost and found animals, surrenders, end-of-life and on-call emergency services until further notice. Donations are being accepted

All-around sites

Jeffco Hope Fund - Community First Foundation: Foundation seeded the fund with $1 million to strengthen and stabilize Jefferson County community organizations responding to and impacted by COVID-19. We also hope the fund can serve as a vehicle to inspire giving by our neighbors, local businesses and other community organizations who are both willing and able to contribute.

211 Colorado: 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources and ways to donate in your local community.

Help Now Colorado: Central site for volunteers and donations including the Colorado Relief Fund to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

Online Services

Although City of Lakewood is on limited operations during this outbreak, we want to continue to serve you. Please remember that some service are available online:

Online Education

Manage and pay your water, sewer and stormwater bills

Municipal Court
On municourtportal.lakewood.org, you can:

  • Pay your ticket
  • Search for an upcoming court date
  • E-file court documents

Police

Business Services
On Lakewood Business Pro, you can: 

  • File & pay a sales tax return
  • Manage business information
  • Pay an audit
  • Apply for a business license
  • Review mail sent to businesses

Planning & Zoning

Building Codes, Contractors, Permits, Inspections

Parks and Golf

Other

Council Statements

Statements from Lakewood City Council Members regarding the COVID-19 situation

 

Council member Charley Able Council Member Charley Able
Ward 1

STATEMENT

303-233-7275
cable@lakewood.org

 


Council member Ramey Johnson Council Member Ramey Johnson
Ward 1

STATEMENT

303-232-1567
rjohnson@lakewood.org

By order of Jefferson County Public Health and the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Effective Dates: 8 a.m., March 26 through April 17