Public Notices

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Xcel Energy - Partners in Energy Community Survey

Central City is developing an Energy Action Plan (EAP) in collaboration with Xcel Energy. An EAP is a road map to guide community progress toward an energy vision and goals. We invite Central City residents and businesses to participate in a short survey as part of the EAP. The purpose of this survey is to get your feedback on what is important to Central City as it relates to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicles. Please take 10 minutes to provide your input to the EAP vision, goal(s), and strategies. Participants will be eligible to receive a FREE Specialty LED kit!

Commission Meetings

Emergency Electronic Participation Policy for Regular and Special Meetings of City Commissions

Central City Municipal Court

Due to the Declaration of a State of Emergency by Governor Jared Polis, the President of the United States, and the local disaster declaration by the City of Central, the Municipal Court of the City of Central is closed from April 6, 2020 through July 12, 2020.

Municipal Court appearances scheduled for May 11, 2020 will be continued until July 13, 2020 at 9 am.

Click here to see the Court Order issued by Judge Jack Berryhill on April 6, 2020.

Municipal Court COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

Based on the City of Central COVID-19 Re-Entry Guidelines, Phased Facilities & Services Reopening Plan, issued May 29, 2020, the following policies will be in effect for the upcoming Central City Municipal Court date on July 13, 2020:

1. On Court days, City Hall will be open to the public for Court services by appointment only.

2. Masks must be worn in City Hall.

3. No bags, belts, hats, or purses allowed in the Courtroom.

4. Only the defendant and attorney or parent (if a minor) will be allowed in the Courtroom, no other guests.

5. The total number of people in the lobby/waiting area (outside of the Courtroom) and within the Courtroom will be strictly limited to no more than 10 at any time.

6. To limit the number of people in the Courtroom and waiting area, defendants will be given a specified estimated time for their case to be considered.  Please see the Setting Notice.

7. In addition, some people may be required to wait outside or in their cars to limit the number of people in the Courtroom and waiting area.  Staff will take phone numbers and call defendants in when ready.  Defendants will be expected to appear within 5 minutes of the call/notice.  Please note, AT&T cell phone coverage is poor in this area, so staying in front of City Hall is recommended if you have AT&T, low cell phone coverage at the time, or do not have a cell phone.

Inter-City Shuttle

Service has been suspended until further notice.

Building Permits and Processes

Please note the following information for building permits and Certificates of Appropriateness while City Hall is closed to the public.

Building Permits

Please submit any building permit applications electronically to Zeke at

To remit payment for building permits, contact Susan at

To apply for a Contractor License, contact Reba at

Historic District - Certificates of Appropriateness

Please contact Lindsey at to discuss your projects in the Historic District.

Administrative Certificates of Appropriateness will continue to be processed as usual.

The Historic Preservation Commission is meeting electronically to consider applications for Certificate of Appropriateness for their approval. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month.

Chase Reservoir

As of Monday, June 1, 2020, Chase Gulch Reservoir is now open to the public, including access to the parking lot and lake.

Street Closure

The Central City Opera in partnership with the City is happy to announce more planned FREE Balcony Concerts taking place off of the balcony (or next to) of the Opera House. The dates are as follows:

Thu, July 9th - 12:30pm concert (private - Balcony)

  • Closure: 11:55am - 12:45pm

Wed, July 15th - 11:00am concert (public - Gardens)

  • Closure: 10:55am - 11:45am

Sun, July 19th - 5:30pm concert (private - Gardens)

  • Closure: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Sat, July 25th - 11:00am concert (public - Balcony)

  • Closure: 10:55am - 11:45am

Wed, July 29th - 11:00am concert (public - Gardens)

  • Closure: 10:55am - 11:45am

Sat, Aug 1st - 11:00am concert (public - Gardens)

  • Closure: 10:55am - 11:45am

This will involve a temporary closure of Eureka St . There will be a detour to avoid the closure in place.




Encouraging Economic Growth One Drop at a Time    
Central City Approves New Water Tap Fee Incentive Program

Central City, CO – To promote new development and growth in Central City, the City Council approved a new Water Tap Fee Incentive Program on Tuesday, May 5 to support property owners and developer investment. This aligns with goals set forward in the City Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2017.


Through this unique program, Central City’s City Manager can approve rebates for water tap fees on new developments in key parts of the community that are in line with the City’s economic development goals. The City has $829,205 available in water credits for property owners and developers to apply towards tap fees, with certain amounts allocated towards the Bridge Gateway Area, general commercial development, and residential infill.


Most properties in the community are eligible for the program and approved projects will generally receive a 30% rebate. However, there is opportunity to increase the rebate amount if applicants demonstrate a commitment to Central City’s economic development goals. This includes a variety of initiatives such as job creation, infrastructure and façade improvements, housing and mixed-use developments, etc. The maximum rebate received can’t exceed 100%.


Along with this program, applicants will be encouraged to apply for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits to offset expenses related to new investments, job training and creation, and vacant commercial building rehabilitation.


Central City adopted a Comprehensive Plan in 2017 that set goals regarding economic development to:

  • Encourage the development of lodging, retail, entertainment, and tour guide services.
  • Expand commercial and professional services for local residents.
  • Increase the number of historic buildings occupied with active businesses, residents and visitors.
  • Create more housing options to establish the critical mass needed for desired economic development.

Since the Comprehensive Plan was adopted, the City’s Community Development department has been looking for new and unique incentives that will entice investments in the local economy. For more information, visit

No current RFPs open at this time