FAQs

FAQs

Animal Control

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1. Is there anything I can do about my neighbor, who allows his/her dog to bark at all times?

You may want to contact them personally about the barking. It is much better to get to know your neighbors, but if you feel uncomfortable in doing so, you may file a telephone complaint with the Police Department. The CSO or Police Officer will attempt to contact the owner in person or will leave a written warning at the residence. If several attempts fail to correct the situation, you must be willing to file, in person, a formal criminal complaint listing witnesses. It is also recommended you keep a noisy animal log for at least one week. The animal owner will then be issued a summons and you and your witnesses will be required to testify in municipal court.

2. Who do I call if I see dogs running loose?

You may call the Lone Tree Police Department during normal business hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday at 303-339-8150. After hours calls will automatically be transferred to dispatch.

3. How do I find out if my animal has been impounded?

Every attempt will be made to return your animal to you as soon as possible. All animals should be wearing a rabies tag and/or some form of identification. In addition, it is recommended that animals have microchips. This procedure is safe and relatively inexpensive. If an animal is turned over to officers and they cannot readily identify the owner, the animal will be taken to the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.

4. Is there a "Pit Bull" ban in the City of Lone Tree?

There is a municipal ordinance, 10-7-90 Unlawful keeping of Pit Bulls, which prohibits any person to own, possess, keep, control, maintain, harbor, transport or sell within the City Of Lone Tree any Pit Bull as defined. Those “Pit Bulls” living in the City Of Lone Tree prior to February 18, 2006 were registered and are allowed to stay. There are restrictions made on the owners of these dogs. Once these dogs die or move away the owners cannot obtain other Pit Bulls.

5. How many pets may I keep in Lone Tree?

The number is limited by residential zoning ordinance 16-2-170. You may keep no more than a combination of four (4) animals with no more than three (3) of any one (1) species that are more than 4 months of age.

6. How do I report a coyote sighting?

Report any coyote sightings to our animal control officer. Report a Coyote Sighting...


Art Exhibition & Sale

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1. What is the entry deadline?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at midnight (12:00 a.m.).

2. What are the categories?

Painting (oil, acrylic, tempera), Drawing (pastel, pencil, charcoal), Watercolor, Mixed Media (collage or combination of any media), Sculpture (must fit on 15x15 pedestal and weigh no more than 75 lbs), and *Multiple Category.

*Artists may submit to more than one category using the “Multiple Category Option”. CaFE software only allows artists to submit into one category; therefore artists who would like to submit up to three entries into separate categories, artists must select the “Multiple Category Entry” and provide the actual category (Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Sculpture) within the description of the image so that it may be placed in the proper category for jurying.

3. How much does an entry cost?

Entry into the Art Expo is $35. It is the same price for one, two or three entries.

4. How do I enter?

Artists must submit entries via callforentry.org (CaFÉ TM) only.

5. I have never used CaFÉ. How do I apply?

Visit www.callforentry.org. Click on “First Time Users Register Here” in the upper right hand corner. Then click “Click here to register with CaFÉ ™”. Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Complete each of the required fields and click “Register Now”. You will then be able to upload up to 150 digital images of your artwork. You can then search various national and local calls for entry, including the Lone Tree Art Expo, and select specific artwork for a specific call. CaFÉ ™ will maintain your uploaded artwork within your account for future submissions. CaFÉ

6. How is my art work being judged?

Selections for the Art Expo are made by the juror via callforentry.org (CaFÉ™) from JPEG images via a Blind Jury Review process. Awards are made by the juror in person and include the final presentation of the artwork. Artists' names will be covered if visible on the artwork. Cash awards will be awarded.

7. Who is this year's juror?

Brian Delevie - Associate Professor of Design and Chair of the Dept. of Visual Arts at CU-Denver. 

8. How should I label my image?

Title, artist last name, category, and dimensions (HxW).

9. Do I have to include the dimensions, I have not framed my art work and do not know the final dimensions?

Yes. Exact dimensions are appreciated, however if you have not framed your art work, please provide your best estimate.

10. What is an Artist Statement and do I have to provide it?

Your artist statement is a brief biography of yourself, your artwork and general information where the public can view and purchase your works of art. It is not required that you provide an Artist Statement, however artist statements will be available during the eight week show at the Lone Tree Arts Center and may assist in promoting your work.

11. Can I bring bin work for sale?

All sales of juried images and bin work will take place through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office. A 20% commission will be taken by the City of Lone Tree. Please consider adding 20% into your sales price. If your artwork sells, you will be notified not to pick up your artwork. The artwork must remain on display through the end of the Art Expo, November 13th, 2016. Buyers can pick up the artwork on November 14th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building Department

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1. Does the City license contractors?

Yes, all contractors are required to obtain a Lone Tree Business License. In addition, Electrical and/or Plumbing must be State of Colorado licensed.

2. What building code is the City currently using?

The following codes, with local amendments, are currently in effect:

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code

3. What time are the inspectors in the office?

The inspectors are in the office between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. They are in the field the remainder of the day completing inspections.

4. What type of payment do you accept?

The Building Department accepts Check or Money Order made out to the City of Lone Tree...


Community Development

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1. What are the City's sign standards?

A permit is required for all permanent signs, most temporary banners, and signage associated with temporary uses. Refer to Chapter 16, Article 29 of the Zoning Code.

A permit is not needed for certain temporary signage meeting specific requirements. Please refer to Chapter 16, Article 29 of the Zoning Code to determine which signs require a permit.

Contact our Community Development Department at 303-708-1818 for more information.

2. Where do I get a garage sale sign?

Garage sale signs can be obtained at the City offices, 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100, between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Up to four signs per residence are allowed.


Election Information

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1. How do I register to vote?

Voter Registration Application forms are available at the City Clerk office and at most state agency offices, public libraries and at any county clerk and recorder's office. You may also print out, complete and mail the Voter Registration/Change of Information Application to your county clerk and recorder.

2. Can I register to vote anytime?

Yes. But if you want to vote in an election, you must be registered no later than 29 days before the election in which you want to vote.

3. What are the requirements to register to vote?

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age by Election Day.
  • Reside in this state at your present address at least 30 days before an election.

 


Garage Sale

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1. Do I have to use the City's Garage Sale Signs?

No, however signs cannot penetrate the ground.

2. How much do the signs cost?

The City provides the signs at no charge to citizens of Lone Tree.

3. How many Garage Sale Signs can I have?

Each household is allowed four (4) signs.

4. Where can I place the signs?

Signs may be placed on sidewalks provided they do not interfere or impede traffic or pedestrian movement. Signs are not permitted in medians. Signs must be free-standing.

5. What happens if I do not use the appropriate signage?

Illegal signs will be removed.

6. When can I display my Garage Sale sign?

Signs may only be displayed during daylight hours, they must be removed before dark and they must be maintained in good condition.


General FAQs

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1. What phone number do I call if I have a police non-emergency?

The non-emergency dispatch number is 303-799-0533.

2. How do I sign up for the Douglas County CodeRED Emergency Notification System?

CodeRED is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents – whether they are home or away – during an emergency. It uses geo-tracking to target specific areas with prerecorded phone messages, emails or texts.
CodeRED Emergency Notification System

3. How do I report a coyote sighting?

Report any coyote sightings to our animal control officer. Report a Coyote Sighting...

4. Where are the municipal offices located?

9220 Kimmer Dr, Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124 Map

5. What county is Lone Tree in?

Douglas County Douglas County Website

6. What are the office hours for the City of Lone Tree?

The Administration Offices are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

7. What fireworks are permissible in the City of Lone Tree?

"Fireworks" means any composition or device designed to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, and that meets the definition of articles pyrotechnic, permissible fireworks, or display fireworks. "Permissible fireworks" means small fireworks devices designed to produce audible or visual effects by combustion.
A few examples of “permissible” fireworks include fountains, wheels, spinners, illuminating torches, dipped sticks, sparklers, snakes and glow worms. Essentially, a good rule of thumb to go by is, if fireworks leave the ground or flies through the air or explodes, they are not allowed in the City of Lone Tree.

8. Are you hiring?

We advertise job opportunities on our website. Employment

9. Where do I get recycle bins and carts?

Lone Tree residents may pick up two bins per residence at the City Offices located at 9220 Kimmer Dr., Suite 100. 68 gallon wheeled recycle carts are also available for $20. More...

10. Is Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree?

Yes, we are happy to announce that Park Meadows Mall was officially annexed into the City of Lone Tree on January 1, 2007. Dillards and JCP Penney (Park Meadows anchor stores) were annexed into the City of Lone Tree on March 1, 2007. Nordstrom's (Park Meadows anchor store) was annexed on April 16, 2007. Macy's (Park Meadows Mall anchors store) was annexed on January 28, 2008. More...

11. Who provides water service in Lone Tree?

Southgate Water & Sanitation District provides service to most of residences and businesses. More...

12. Who provides electric service in Lone Tree?

Xcel Energy - 800-895-4999 More...

13. Do I need a license to solicit in Lone Tree?

Yes. You will need to fill out an application and bring an identification card in to our City Offices. A fee may apply. If you are selling goods or services you will also need a business license. A one time licensing fee is required for this license. More on Soliciting.

14. Where can I find information on the parks in Lone Tree?

South Suburban Parks & Recreation is the recreation provider for the City of Lone Tree. South Suburban Parks

15. When will the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra be giving their next concert in Lone Tree?

Please visit their website for the dates of upcoming free concerts in Lone Tree and other information. Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra

16. What is the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office phone number?

720-509-1010 Lone Tree Arts Center

17. What is the sales tax rate in Lone Tree?

The Sales and Use Tax Rate for the City of Lone Tree is 1.8125%. The total tax rate (including State, County and Special Districts) is 6.8125%. Lone Tree Sales Tax Information


Lone Tree Pool Days

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1. What proof do I need to show for residency?

Bring your South Suburban Parks and Recreation card and proof of Lone Tree residency, such as a bill or drivers license listed with your current Lone Tree address.

2. How long is the entry free for?

All day on the scheduled free day for Lone Tree residents.

3. Can I bring a guest?

Yes, non Lone Tree residents will be required to pay the South Suburban Park and Recreation admission fee.


Municipal Court

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1. What if I move, and don't receive a court notice?

You are responsible for notifying the court at the above telephone number of any change in your address. Failure to notify the court may result in missed court dates and subsequent fines.

2. What happens if I miss my court date?

If you are scheduled for court and neglect to appear, you have 10 days to contact the court and reschedule your court date. If you do not contact the court, a warrant for your arrest or a default judgment will be executed by the court.

Failing to appear before the judge is considered contempt of court, and any fines issued by the judge will be in addition to any fines you may incur from the original offense. The judge may also order your incarceration for contempt of court.

3. If I have a large fine to pay, can I pay it off a little at a time?

You may apply to the court for a time-payment plan. Failure to comply with the terms of the time-payment plan may result in a warrant for your arrest.

4. How do I pay my court fine online?

The City accepts online payments (Visa, Master Card, Discover and electronic check payments) for outstanding court fines and fees. You will need the following info to process the payment: Defendant Name, DOB, Phone, Email, Ticket # (LTM...). Please contact the Lone Tree Municipal Court if you need the ticket # at 303-339-8177. There is no service fee to process the payment just logon to www.cityoflonetree.com/onlinecourtpayments.


New Resident Information

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1. Who provides water service in Lone Tree?

Southgate Water & Sanitation District provides service to most residences and businesses.

2. Who provides electric service in Lone Tree?

Xcel Energy - 800-895-4999

3. How do I register to cote?

Voter Registration Application forms are available at the City Clerk office and at most state agency offices, public libraries and at any county clerk and recorder's office. You may also print out, complete and mail the Voter Registration/Change of Information Application to your county clerk and recorder.

4. Can I register to vote anytime?

Yes. But if you want to vote in an election, you must be registered no later than 29 days before the election in which you want to vote.


Photographic Art Show & Sale

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1. How much does an entry cost?

Entry into the Exploring the Light Photo Show is $35 per photographer. It is the same price for one, two or three entries. Payment may be received through submissions on www.callforentry.org or by mailing a check to: Lone Tree Arts Center, c/o Photo Show, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO, 80124.

2. What are the categories?

Landscape - Image that portray the features, characteristics and weather of the land, sea and sky. This category includes natural, urban and manmade landscapes.

Animals - Images of all kinds of animals: including birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect as well as photos of wildlife, zoo life, farm and domesticated animals. (No people.)

Abstract - Images that concentrate on shape, form, color, pattern, texture, angles, and blur. The aim is to help the viewer gain an emotional attachment to the image or enjoying the ‘feel’ of how it looks.

Human Interest – Images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation, excluding recreational or sports action.

People in Sports - Images with people participating, watching, and or officiating in a sporting activity these can be of action or features of the sport.

*CaFE software only allows photographers to submit into one category; therefore photographers who would like to submit multiple entries into separate categories, photographers must select the “Multiple Category Entry” and provide the actual category within the description of the image so that it may be placed in the proper category for jurying.

3. How should I submit my images?

Photographers must submit entries via www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ TM) only. Photographers must create an account on CaFÉ TM .Then search for Exploring the Light 2016 alphabetically and click on Apply to Call tab.

4. I have never used CaFÉ. How do I apply?

Visit www.callforentry.org. Click on “First Time Users Register Here” in the upper right hand corner. Then click “Click here to register with CaFÉ ™”. Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Complete each of the required fields and click “Register Now”. You will then be able to upload up to 150 digital images of your artwork. You can then search various national and local calls for entry, including the Lone Tree Exploring the Light Photo Show, and select specific artwork for a specific call. CaFÉ ™ will maintain your uploaded artwork within your account for future submissions.

5. Do I have to include the dimensions, I have not framed my image and do not know the final dimensions?

Yes. Exact dimensions are appreciated during selections due to limited gallery space. However if you have not framed your art work, please provide your best estimate.

6. Why do I have to include my Email address?

All Photo Show correspondence will be made electronically including your acceptance invitation. Also, providing your email address will ensure you will receive a Call For Entry the following year.

7. What is an Artist Statement and do I have to provide it?

Your artist statement is a brief biography of yourself and general information on where the public can view and purchase your photography. It is not required that you provide an artist statement, however artist statements will be available for public viewing during the eight week show at the Lone Tree Arts Center and may assist in promoting your work.

8. How is my photography being judged?

Your JPEG files will be juried by the juror for acceptance into the 2015 photo show. Selection criteria will depend on the juror's preference. Awards will be juried by the same juror in their categories based on the image and presentation of the image. (This includes framing and matting, etc.)

9. How should I label my images?

Title, artist last name, category, price and dimensions (HxW), on the back of the piece.

10. Do I have to be a Lone Tree resident or member of the Lone Tree Photography Club to participate?

No.

11. What is Bin Work and how many may I bring?

Bin work typically includes smaller images of your photography that can fit in a 2' bin and is for sale. If accepted into the Photo Show you may bring up to six pieces of bin work to sell at the opening reception only. You must complete a bin work form, deliver it upon arrival at the opening reception and take unsold bin items at the end of the opening reception.

12. Can I bring my own bin?

Yes you may provide your own bin. However, you still must submit your bin work form and provide the bin work only during the reception. Bins will be provided for those who do not have or wish to bring a bin.

13. Can I drop off my images earlier or pick up my images at another time?

No. Photographers must commit to delivering images during the designated drop off time (April 26th, 9:00 am - 11:30 am) and pick up images during the designated pick up time (May 31st, 9:00 am - 11:30 am). Images may not be shipped to Lone Tree Arts Center.

14. What is the Lone Tree Photo Club Book for purchase entitled Exploring the Light?

The Lone Tree Photo Club will compose a book titled Exploring the Light, containing all of the accepted entries into the 2016 Lone Tree Photo Show Exploring the Light. Your accepted entries will be printed in the book along with your name and brief description of how and where the image was captured. Exploring the Light is available for purchase and will be mailed to you. If you do not want you accepted imaged printed in this book, you must check "no" on the prospectus. To learn more, please visit www.lonetreephotoclub.com.

15. How do I opt out of Exploring the Light online book for print?

In order to not have your accepted images printed in the online book for print, you must indicate 'No' by checking the box on the prospectus entry form or the box on the line entry form.

16. What must I do to participate in the Exploring the Light online book for print?

To participate, you must indicate participation under the questions tab in CaFE TM and submit the Exploring the Light Questionnaire available on the Lone Tree Photo Club's website at www.lonetreephotoclub.com.  If you have questions or trouble locating the questionnaire contact photoshow@lonetreephotoclub.com. 

17. May I volunteer for the Photo Show?

Yes, please contact Allissa Dailey at Allissa.Dailey@cityoflonetree.com.

18. My image contains my name of signature, will it affect the jurying process?

It is preferred that all images do not have the photographer's name on the image for jurying purposes. However, if your framed, and finished image does contain your name, your name will be covered up for the jurying process.

Police Department

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1. How do I obtain a copy of a police/accident report?

Copies of police reports can be obtained in person or sending a written request, including a completed records request form. More...

2. I am required to get fingerprinted for my job. Does the police department provide this service?

Yes. Currently the police department does fingerprinting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. More...

3. What fireworks are permissible in the City of Lone Tree?

"Fireworks" means any composition or device designed to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, and that meets the definition of articles pyrotechnic, permissible fireworks, or display fireworks. "Permissible fireworks" means small fireworks devices designed to produce audible or visual effects by combustion.
A few examples of “permissible” fireworks include fountains, wheels, spinners, illuminating torches, dipped sticks, sparklers, snakes and glow worms. Essentially, a good rule of thumb to go by is, if fireworks leave the ground or flies through the air or explodes, they are not allowed in the City of Lone Tree.

4. How and where do I pay a municipal court ticket?

Municipal tickets are to be paid to the Court Clerk at 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100. The Clerk is able to accept cash, check, and major credit cards. Suite 100 is to the right when you enter the front door of the building. More...

5. How do I obtain a VIN verification?

The Police Department provides VIN inspections Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

6. How do I comment on my experience or interaction with a Lone Tree Police Officer?

If you have any comments (good or bad) for police officers or any staff of the Police Department, call Professional Standards Sergeant, Ryan Gallegos at 720-509-1158. More...

7. I am leaving for vacation, will the police department do extra patrols of my residence?

If you are a resident of Lone Tree and are planning to be away on vacation, you may request increased patrols of your home and your street while you are away. More...

8. How do I request extra traffic enforcement on my street?

Using our request tracker, an officer will be assigned to your location to conduct traffic enforcement. The Police Department will then update you as the enforcement action is taken. More...

9. What phone number do I call if I have a police non-emergency?

The non-emergency dispatch number is 303-799-0533.


Public Works

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1. Who is my water and sanitation service provider?

Southgate Water and Sanitation District provides service to most of Lone Tree. www.southgatedistricts.org

2. Who is my gas and electric service provider?

Xcel energy provides gas and electric service for most of the City. Xcel Energy

Recycling Program

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1. How do I order a wheeled recycle cart for my home?

Recycle carts can be ordered through the City of Lone Tree at www.cityoflonetree.com/recyclecart.

2. What items are considered recyclable items?

  • Aluminum and Aluminum Foil
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Bulk or Junk Mail
  • Butter Tubs
  • Chipboard (Cereal and Tissue Boxes)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Detergent Bottles
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Magazines
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspaper (including inserts
  • Office Paper
  • Phone Books
  • Pie Tins
  • Plastic (#1 through #7)
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Steel or Tin Cans
  • Vitamin Bottles
  • Yogurt Containers

3. Is there an additional charge to participate in the City's recycling program?

No. There is no additional cost for our residential recycling program

4. When does recycling occur?

Pick-up is every other week on the same day as your trash pickup. Trash & Recycling Services

5. Where does recycling occur?

Please place your recycle bins at your curb by 7:00 am a few feet away from your trash.

6. Why should I recycle?

To accept a personal role in the improvement of our environment and the conservation of natural resources.

7. How do I recycle?

There is no additional cost for recycling services. Pro Disposal provides residential single-stream recycling. Single-stream recycling allows customers to mix recyclable paper, plastic and glass in one bin. Recycle bins are available by calling Pro Disposal at 303-791-3827 or stopping by the Lone Tree Municipal Office Building at 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100 during normal business hours.

8. What can't I recycle?

Non-recyclable items include, but are not limited to: Styrofoam, plastic bags, pesticide or hazardous material bottles. Please contact Pro Disposal with any questions at 303-791-3827.

Red Light Enforcement Program FAQs

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1. How much is the civil penalty?

The civil penalty is $75 for each offense.

2. How much time do I have to pay my Notice of Violation?

You must pay the civil penalty on or before the due date on your Notice of Violation. The due date for payment is located on the top and bottom right of your Notice of Violation. Failure to respond a notice may result in the issuance of a Summons and Complaint with personal service at an additional charge. Once personal service has been made, your appearance in court will be required.

3. How do I view my violation?

You can view the images that were taken along with a short video of the violation by logging onto www.violationinfo.com. You will need the notice number and PIN number that are printed on the front of your notice, on the top right corner in the red box. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Lone Tree Police Department at 303-339-8150 to schedule a time to view the violation. All of these instructions are also printed on the back of your notice, should you need to refer to them at a later time.

4. How is my violation reviewed?

Each violation is reviewed and approved by a City of Lone Tree Police Officer. More info

5. Will I receive any points on my driving record for this violation?

No, the civil penalty will not be recorded on the registered owner’s driving record.

6. Why do the cameras flash?

Intersection Safety Cameras require a flash because this is digital photography and images are taken from up to 100 feet away. More info

7. How do I contest my violation?

If you feel that you have an excusable defense or you were not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation, you must request a review in writing. All review requests MUST be made within 15 days of the issue date. All written requests or inquires must include the following:

  • A legible copy of your notice with the information on the affidavit of non responsibility completed, if applicable.
  • A legible copy of your vehicle registration
  • A legible copy of your driver’s license
This information should be mailed to Violations Processing Center, P.O. Box 12129, Scottsdale, AZ, 85267 or faxed to 1-480-990-4819.The affidavit and supporting documents will be reviewed and a determination made regarding identity of the driver or the circumstances of the violation. Keep in mind that providing an affidavit will NOT automatically result in the closure of this matter. If further information is required, the Lone Tree Municipal Court will notify you. Any false representations may subject you to criminal penalties.

Snow Management

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1. Why doesn't the City plow my street when they go by?

Routes are plowed on a priority basis with arterials and collectors being our top priorities. Clearing priority roads opens routes into all residential areas, usually within a few blocks of each residence.

2. After I cleared my driveway and sidewalk, snow was plowed into them. Who is responsible for clearing it?

Residents are responsible for clearing driveways and sidewalks. We cannot provide an exact time when operators will plow your road; and it is impractical for us to change the angle of the blade to avoid driveways. If we did, snow would be left in the street.

3. What if I have an emergency and my street isn't plowed?

If an emergency situation occurs, call 911. Equipment will be diverted for emergencies only when requested by an emergency service agency or the Police Department. The Police Department has constant communications with our staff during storm conditions. It is a crime to make a false emergency request.


Tax Questions

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1. What is Lone Tree's sales/use tax rate?

The Lone Tree sales and use tax rate is 1.8125%. More...

2. What is the cumulative sales tax rate in Lone Tree?

The cumulative sales tax rate is 6.8125%. Additional Information...

3. Can I submit tax return filings and tax payments online?

Yes. The City of Lone Tree is pleased to offer businesses within the City the ability to submit tax return filings and tax payments online from a designated checking account or credit card. Online Tax Payments

4. What sales taxes are included in the cumulative sales tax rate?

State Sales Tax 2.9%
RTD Sales Tax 1.0%
SCFD Sales Tax 0.1%
Douglas Cnty S/T 1.0%
City of Lone Tree 1.8125%
Total Cumulative Sales Tax Rate 6.8125% More...

5. My cash register is unable to charge the correct tax rate?

The City requires the taxpayer to charge the correct tax rate of 1.8125%, however if the taxpayer is forced to round based on register limitations they can round up to 1.813%, remit all excess tax collected on their sales tax return, and direct their customers to the City for a refund of the overpayment of City sales tax. If the taxpayer chooses to round down to 1.812% based on register limitations they will be responsible for remittance of the full tax due despite having collected it or not from their customers. On their tax return form they must remit the full 1.8125% even if they have only been collecting 1.812%. Refund Request Form...

6. Where do I file my Lone Tree sales tax return?

City sales tax returns should be sent to:
City of Lone Tree
PO Box 911882
Denver, CO 80291-1882

7. Where do I file my State sales tax return?

State sales tax returns should be sent to:
Colorado Department of Revenue
Denver, CO 80261-0013

8. What sales tax returns do I need to file?

Lone Tree’s sales tax return is remitted directly to the City. State, RTD, SCFD and Douglas County sales taxes are all collected by the State and remitted together on the DR0100.

9. How do I file an amended return?

Amended returns can be submitted to the same mailing address as current period returns:
City of Lone Tree
PO Box 911882
Denver, CO 80291-1882

10. How can I access City and State sales tax information?

City sales tax information can be viewed on the City’s website at www.cityoflonetree.com/salestax. State tax information is available at www.taxcolorado.com Additional info...

11. What type of taxes does the City of Lone Tree collect?

Sales, Consumer Use, Lodging, Admission and Building Materials Use Tax More...

12. I just found out that Lone Tree residents are exempt from city sales tax for auto purchases and I think that I might have paid them. What can I do?

Yes, there is an exemption of City sales/use tax (1.8125%) on all vehicles registered to a Lone Tree address. Your first step is to confirm that you paid the Lone Tree city sales tax by reviewing your vehicle bill of sale. If you did pay Lone Tree city sales tax, the next step is to contact the dealership and speak to a title clerk. The title clerk is responsible for sending all taxes collected to the appropriate county motor vehicle department. Any City sales taxes mailed to the Douglas County DMV would have been rejected because they are aware of this exemption. The rejected payment is mailed back to the dealership. The dealership would then be responsible for issuing the refund of overpaid City sales tax. If you financed any portion of the vehicle, this refund would be sent directly to your finance company. If the purchase was 100% cash paid then the refund would be issued directly to you, the purchaser.
The City never receives this sales tax revenue from the dealership. Colorado is a point of registration State, meaning dealerships collect for all points of registration and make payment of the taxes collected directly to the DMV and not to the jurisdiction for which it was collected. As a result, the City has no ability to refund the overpaid tax.

13. If I have no tax liability, do I still need to file?

Yes, a return must always be filed even if there is no tax due.

14. How often do I remit sales tax?

Monthly Filer: If the tax collected is $100 or more per month.
Quarterly Filer: If the tax collected is between $11 and $99 per month.
Annual Filer: If the tax collected is $10 or less per month.

15. Is tax due if I purchase a business in Lone Tree?

Yes, sales tax is due on the fair market value of furniture, fixtures, supplies and equipment associated with the purchase of a business. Unpaid taxes from a prior owner also become the responsibility of the new owner. Please contact the Finance Department to ensure all prior taxes have been paid by the prior owner before purchasing the new business.


Trash Collection

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1. What is the charge for residential trash service?

There is no charge. The City of Lone Tree is one of only two Colorado cities that provide residential trash services, free of charge to its residents.

2. When does my trash have to be at the curb?

Please have trash and recycle at curbside by 7:00am on day of collection.

3. When is my trash picked up if it falls on a holiday?

If your pickup falls on or after the holiday that week, your pickup will be one day later. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, your service will not be delayed.

4. What holidays are observed by the trash vendor?

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

5. Do I have to rent a trash can from Pro Disposal?

No, Pro Disposal will pickup your trash in almost any container. Note: weight limit of 40# per trashcan or bag of yard waste. More...

6. How can I rent or purchase a trash can?

Pro Disposal does not rent trash cans. You can purchase a Toter Waste Cart (96, 64 or 48 gallon) at Lowes. These carts are compatible with Pro Disposal's equipment. If you have any questions please contact Pro Disposal at 303-791-3827. More...


Victim Services

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1. How do I obtain a copy of a police/accident report?

Copies of police reports can be obtained in person or sending a written request, including a completed records request form. More...


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