Public Works

Two employees repairing the street.

We keep wheels turning, traffic moving, streets paved and plowed, utilities flowing, stormwater drained, buildings permitted, construction inspected and provide other nuts-and-bolts services to maintain and plan Lakewood's infrastructure.

All applications for building & construction permits, inspections and contractor registration shall be submitted online using eTRAKiT:

eTRAKiT Info

Building plans are reviewed ensuring that buildings in Lakewood are in substantial compliance with all applicable building codes.

Adopted Building Codes
Applications made after July 1, 2023, must meet the requirements of the codes below.  These codes may be purchased through the International Code Council:

  • 2021 International Building Code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Residential Code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Mechanical code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Pool and Spa Code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code with local amendments
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code with local Amendments
  • 2021 International Property Maintenance Code with local Amendments
  • 2021 International Fire Code with local amendments
  • 2020 National Electrical Code with local amendments

General Information

Building and Construction Permits

Apply online for all permit types at

Specific Information

Links to other agencies:

Find out what construction projects are happening around Lakewood.

  • Street cleaning A-Lakewood-crew-repairing-street.jpg
  • Street and sidewalk repairs
  • Storm drainage system cleaning and repairs
  • Snow and ice control
  • Water and sewer maintenance:
    • Maintains sanitary sewers in north Lakewood.
    • Maintains a small water system in the northeast corner of the city.  

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Drinking Water

Sanitary Sewer

Stormwater Management Utility

Go with the Flow - Lakewood Utilities Information

Lakewood Water Utility - Tap Fee Schedule(PDF, 28KB)

Lakewood Sewer Utility - Tap Fee Schedule(PDF, 135KB)

For more information on your water, sewer or stormwater utility, input your address into the My Neighborhood portal. 

Private Irrigation Companies
Lakewood Irrigation Ditch Providers(PDF, 147KB)

Trash Pickup
Several private trash collection companies operate within Lakewood.  You may want to visit with your neighbors and consider using the same collection company to decrease the number of trash trucks driving on your street and to minimize the days each week when trash is collected in your neighborhood.

Flood plain permits are required for all grading or construction in the flood plain, including fences, sheds, decks and retaining walls. Call 303-987-7500 for more information. 

The National Flood Insurance Program is a federal program that allows property owners to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. Visit for more information, and contact your insurance agent to purchase flood insurance.         

Understanding Flood Insurance in Colorado: Essential Information

Other Useful Links

Reference our Engineering Regulations, Construction Specifications and Design Standards(PDF, 9MB)  ("The Pink Book") for helpful checklists and standard details, and information for construction in the public right-of-way. For more information related to more specific topics, please refer to our:

Please note, Water and Sewer Regulations only apply in areas served by the city (city Water(PDF, 39KB) or Sewer (PDF, 45KB)Service Area Map).

Land Survey Resources

The city does not provide surveying services. To locate property corners, boundary lines, resolve boundary disputes, contact a private surveyor.

 Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks

To contact the Engineering division, email our team:

Report spills or illegal dumping into the stormwater system

  • Call 303-980-7300
  • Remember: water flows downhill, and water picks up everything.
  • Water flows to our springs, creeks and drinking water supply. Do your part to keep our water clean! Dumping liquid or solid waste into a storm drain or creek is a crime.
  • If you see suspicious activities, such as illegal dumping or spills, please report them to the Lakewood Police.

Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

The City of Lakewood is a member of the Colorado Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Board. For information on Brownfields, petroleum investigation and cleanup resources visit Brownfields resources.

Methamphetamine Affected Properties

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment administers regulations for meth-affected properties.  Information on the following items can be found on their website

  • Reporting a suspected lab or illegal disposal
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Sampling and characterization
  • Cleanup and disposal
  • Regulations and statute
  • Certified individuals and firms
  • Records review

Contact Information
Environmental Services
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7190

The Fleet Management Division supports City departments in the acquisition, maintenance and repair of fleet vehicles.  With facilities located at the Quail St. maintenance campus, Fleet Management provides City vehicle operators with 24/7 fueling.


Blue-Seal-of-Excellence The Fleet Management Division consists of eight ASE certified mechanics, a fleet maintenance supervisor and a fleet manager. Together they operate a 10-bay facility servicing an internal fleet of 650 heavy and light duty vehicles and equipment. The City of Lakewood Fleet Management Division is an ASE Blue Seal Certified automotive repair facility.
Vehicles are purchased through various cooperative agreements and bid processes. When vehicles are retired from the City's fleet, they are publicly auctioned.

Fleet mechanic welding If you have further questions or concerns, please email us. 

Ramón Montoya, CAFM

Fleet Manager

Contact Information:

Fleet Management
1050 Quail Street
Lakewood, CO 80215

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