Adams County is launching the first phase of engagement for the Advancing Adams planning process today. This process will result in a trio of long-range master planning documents – a Comprehensive Plan, a Transportation & Mobility Plan (TMP), and a Parks, Open Space & Trails Plan (POST). These plans will guide Adams County toward the vision of becoming the most innovative and inclusive county in America for all families and businesses for the next 10-20 years and beyond.
Due to the continually high number of COVID-19 cases in Adams County, all county buildings will be closed to the public during the month of December, with the exception of the following offices: Colorado Air and Space Port, Coroner, District Attorney, Human Services, Justice Center and Probation, Riverdale Animal Shelter, and Sheriff, who will continue to provide essential services.
Suncor will conduct a drone flight today, Nov. 19, between 8 a.m. - noon, to obtain aerial imagery along the northern border of Plant 1 of the Commerce City Refinery. This work will enable them to evaluate site features and topography to support design considerations for future potential projects in the vicinity.
Due to increased numbers of COVID-19, Adams County Motor Vehicle offices have been directly impacted and will close on Thursday, Nov. 19, until further notice. The offices will be unable to process transactions over the phone, via mail, or in-person during this time.
Adams County was moved to the Severe Risk Red Level by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Tuesday, Nov. 17. The new restrictions will go into effect Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., and will remain in effect until Friday, Dec. 18, at which time our numbers will be reviewed by CDPHE and further determinations will be made.
Last month, the Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center moved to its new location and transitioned to Riverdale Animal Shelter (RAS). The shelter’s new address is 12155 Park Blvd., Brighton.
RAS is located at the south end of Riverdale Regional Park—on 120th Ave. and Park Blvd., between Hwy. 85 and Quebec St.
Brighton area prime soils actively farmed for over a century remain key part of community’s agricultural heritage and local food supply
Effective at noon on November 5, 2020, Adams County Sheriff Richard Reigenborn extended the Level 1 Fire Restrictions for Adams County until further notice. This restriction supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.
Controlled Burns must be called in to the Adams County Communications Center 303.288.1535. Check with your Fire District regarding any Burn Permit requirements as not all Districts require permits.
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:
Failure to lower cases could shut county down.
Despite further restrictions, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Adams County at an alarming rate, while the number of available hospital beds for intensive care patients becomes more limited.
The Suncor Fire Department will be conducting fire training daily from Tuesday, Nov. 3, to Friday, Nov. 6, from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During the training there likely will be large flames and thick smoke produced. In the event of an actual emergency, Suncor will cease all training and sound the appropriate alarms.