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Economic development, retail operations, and commercial and residential building all work as a single entity here in Thornton.

There is a tremendous amount of opportunity within the City of Thornton for existing businesses to thrive and grow. Our elected officials and City staff dedicate a substantial amount of our efforts to creating an atmosphere that provides businesses located in Thornton with every possible advantage.

Starting a business? Licensing is an important step toward doing business in the city. This page presents licensing information and all of the forms needed to get started in one place. All persons engaged in business in the City are required to have a City Sales and Use Tax Business License.

Information on the citys Contracting and Purchasing processes, how to obtain solicitation documents, and more.

Contractors working in the City are subject to use tax on the materials and equipment used to complete the work.

The City of Thornton maintains an economic development website, including business listings, development news, business resources, Thornton Development Authority information, etc.

Save time and file and pay your sales and use tax return online.

The City of Thornton Revenue Division collects sales tax, use tax, lodging tax, telephone tax, E-911 fees, franchise fees, PEG fees, and pawnbroker surcharge fees. These funds are essential to providing services that make the city a vital, business and family-friendly place to live.

Its the behind-the-scenes services that keep our lives running smoothly. So whether its 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, youll find the information you need here.

Americans with Disabilities Act contact information, ADA grievance information and ADA notice.

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.

Mapping information and data analysis involving the Citys Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used to assist City staff in making informed decisions about our community.

In the event of any snowstorm, the citys first commitment is to clear the primary routes, then secondary routes and keep them clear. In the case of a Class III storm (and only in this case) the city will plow all residential streets.

The Cone Zone provides information regarding lane closures and detours impacting the City of Thornton.

The city is committed to providing a safe and efficient transportation system for all road users.

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 Clerks Office is a U.S. Department of State designated Passport Application Acceptance Facility. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for passports at the office, located at City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Second Floor. Passport applications are accepted by appointment only.

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 enjoynow 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.

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.

Sign up to be notified via phone or email by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

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, in an on-going partnership with residents and businesses, now has a voluntary security camera sharing program.

The Thornton Police Department is led by Chief of Police Terrence Gordon 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.

The City of Thornton has a commitment to keep our community a safe, secure, and healthy place to live, work, and raise a family.

Through the TPD Online Reporting System, you can report non-violent crimes such as damaged property, lost property, theft, forgery, identity theft or theft from a vehicle and should only be reported if the crime is not an emergency, is not traffic related, occurred within Thornton city limits, there are no known suspects, is not a violent crime and no physical evidence was left by the suspect.

Call the non-emergency number when police, fire, and animal control services are needed, but there is no urgency or emergency in the situation. Fitting circumstances could be non-violent crimes, deceased animals in the road, or vandalism with no suspect information.

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The Environmental Services Team provides curbside trash and recycling collection services to over 31,000 homes in the City, as well as a number of other collection services for our citizens. The collection service program is operated as an enterprise fund, meaning that all costs associated with providing the various services are covered by user fees.


*Please note this system applies to city of Thornton trash and recycle customers only.

City of Thornton trash/recycling customers are now able to download a mobile app to their cell phone or tablet! Please look forCity of ThorntonRecyclesin the App Store and on Google Play.

Thornton residents can use this service to get rid of clutter in the garage or basement, plan a do-it-yourselfroom remodel, clean up the yard or storage shed, get rid of recently replaced furniture or appliances, or for a rental property cleanup!This service is availableby appointment only.

The minimum fee is just $65 per collection for up to 6 cubic yards of stuff, which would approximately fill two standard pickup truck beds. The cost of service is placed on the next utility bill for payment.Got more junk?More than two full pickup loads = $109 or more.

What is eligible? Furniture, appliances, mattresses/box springs, hot water heaters, fence panels, branches, remodeling debris, yard waste, etc.

What isNOTeligible? Certain electronics such as televisions, computer monitors, printers, laptops, DVD players, stereos, and video game consoles.NOhazardous materials or liquids (i.e., flammable liquids, oil, paint, fertilizer, chemical cleaners, etc.).NOtires.NOconcrete or masonry demolition (driveway concrete, wall blocks or gravel).NOdirt or sod.NOammunition.

Clickhereto get started now!

City of Thornton trash & recycling customers can now use our online system for some of the most commonservice requests!

Order an additional black trash container

Order an additional green recyclecontainer

Remove a container from service address

Click hereto login and get started. Fees and restrictions mayapply. For all other requests or concernsplease emailenviro.

Event Dates Saturday, September25

Event Time 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

Location Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center 9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson, CO

Guidelines Adams County residents may bring their unwanted household chemicals to the Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center. Most items will be recycled safely, keeping them out of our natural environment. Adams County residents will need to pay a discounted fee of $.92 per pound to drop off their items and the normal $20 vehicle fee will be waived on event dates only. Proof of residency is required. Cash and credit card will be accepted.

No charge to drop off architectural paints and stains only.

Acceptable Items include insecticide, bathroom cleaners, rust remover, photo chemicals, degreasers, weed killer, latex paint, stains, furniture polish, fire extinguishers, laundry products, fuel, solvents, rodent poison, oil filters, floor cleaners, oven cleaners, moth balls, lacquers, rechargeable batteries.

Unacceptable items include radioactive material (smoke detectors), used needles, prescription pain killers, explosives (fireworks, ammunition), tires, trash.

To make an appointment and register for the Saturday, September 25 event,click here.

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The Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC) is located at 12450 Washington Street. Thornton residentsonlymay bring or drop-off the following on weekdays during business hours

Motor oil, antifreeze, and cooking oil- in sealed gallon (or smaller)containers

Appliances such asrefrigerators, dishwashers, & water heaters

Compost material such as grass clippings, leaves, flowers, coffee grounds, food scraps in fully compostable BPI certified bags or paper bags. Be prepared to open all other bags on site.

Please call ahead of your arrival .Click herefor drop-off location map.


Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day on the following holidays

The current fee for Thorntons Solid Waste Collection Program is $13.50 per month, and will appear on your water bill.The $13.50 per month charge includes a weekly collection of solid waste and every-other-week collection of recycling materials. This service is limited to ONE black container for solid waste. There is an additional charge for each additional black container with a maximum of four containers. However, green containers filled with trash will not be emptied.

Solid waste collection dates are address specific. If you are unsure of your trash/recycle collection day, please click the Trash & Recycling Calendar tab on the left hand side of this page.

Click hereto order an additional container or lid replacement.