Economic development, retail operations, and commercial and residential building all work as a single entity here in Thornton.
All persons engaged in business in the City are required to have a City Sales and Use Tax Business License.
In the City of Thornton, all procurements exceeding $2,500 are the responsibility of the Contract Administration Division and Purchasing Division.
Contractors working in the City are subject to use tax on the materials and equipment used to complete the work.
Only half built-out, Thornton has over 1,400 acres of greenfield sites ready for development.
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The City of Thornton levies a sales tax on tangible personal property or taxable services which are purchased, sold, leased or rented in the City.
It's the behind-the-scenes services that keep our lives running smoothly. So whether it's making sure clean water flows out of your tap, collecting your curbside trash and recyclables, issuing a building permit, or any number of other city services, you'll find the information you need here.
The Thornton Animal Control unit currently consists of four full-time officers who are available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week, including all holidays.
The Building Inspection Division is responsible for the Plan Review, Permit Issuance and Inspection of new construction projects and remodel of existing structures in the City of Thornton.
The city has adopted codes (or standards) that govern the use and maintenance of private property in order to ensure that property across the community is maintained to the same standard.
The City of Thornton requires licensing for all contractors involved in the construction, alteration, remodeling, repairing and equipping of buildings and structures; installation of underground utilities; construction of roads and streets and construction of all City-owned water, sewer, and storm drainage facilities.
Depending on your location, electric and gas services are provided to residents of Thornton by Xcel Energy or United Power. This information should be on your electric or gas utility bill.
In the event of any snowstorm, the city's first commitment is to clear the primary routes, then secondary routes — and keep them cleared. In the case of a Class III storm (and only in this case) the city will also bring on contract equipment to clear all 741 lane miles of residential streets.
The Cone Zone provides information regarding lane closures and detours impacting the City of Thornton.
In the summer of 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation began a $97.5 million project on I-25 between 120th Avenue and E-470/Northwest Parkway to implement the second phase of the North I-25 Express Lanes project.
The Environmental Services Team provides curbside trash and recycling collection services to over 29,000 homes in the City, as well as a number of other collection services for our citizens.
The City of Thornton provides water, sewer, and trash services to its citizens. One or more of these services are reflected in your bill each month.
Thornton is committed to providing dependable and sustainable water resources for our customers to enjoy…now and into the future. Thornton is proud to provide quality water services, from the protection of source water, delivery of safe drinking water, wastewater collection and stormwater management and protection.
The City of Thornton has a commitment to keep our community a safe, secure, and healthy place to live, work, and raise a family. The Police and Fire Departments and City Court system are key components of that commitment.
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The Thornton Office of Emergency Management plans, coordinates and supports activities to reduce community vulnerability by preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating impacts to natural and man-made disasters and large-scale emergencies.
The City of Thornton maintains a full-service Fire Department with six 24-hour fire stations. Each fire response crew consists of a station officer, firefighter/engineer, and firefighter/paramedic.
The Thornton Police Department is led by Chief of Police Randy Nelson and operates under the three divisions: Patrol, Administration, and Detectives, each of which is led by a Deputy Chief.
By joining the Thornton Police Department, you are choosing to be part of an exciting profession that delivers unparalleled job satisfaction.