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.
Building plans are reviewed ensuring that buildings in Lakewood are in substantial compliance with all applicable building codes.
Applications made after Sept. 1, 2018, must meet the requirements of the codes below. These codes may be purchased through the International Code Council:
Lakewood Amendments to the Building Codes
Stormwater Management Utility
For more information on your water, sewer or stormwater utility, input your address into the My Neighborhood portal.
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.
Report a Drainage Problem
The National Flood Insurance Program is a federal program that allows property owners to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. Visit Floodsmart.gov for more information, and contact your insurance agent to purchase flood insurance.
Flood Insurance in Colorado - What you need to know
Reference our Engineering Regulations, Construction Specifications and Design Standards(PDF, 2MB) ("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).
The city does not provide surveying services. To locate property corners, boundary lines, resolve boundary disputes, contact a private surveyor.
To contact the Engineering division, email our team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment administers regulations for meth-affected properties. Information on the following items can be found on their website:
If you have further questions or concerns, please email us.
Nina Hoffert, MPA, CAFM
Building and Construction Permits
Report a traffic signal problem
Report a street light problem
Report graffiti on a sign
Report a drainage problem
Report spills or dumping into stormwater system: 303-980-7300
City of Lakewood
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226