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Yes! However, dumpsters must be in your driveway or on your property. For emergency purposes, dumpsters must be out of right of ways, meaning alleys and roads. If a dumpster needs to be in the road, it is subject to ticketing and is at your own risk.
For a private residential moves, you are able to have a POD or similar for up to 30 days. No permit is needed. The temporary container needs to be on your property, in a driveway or yard, and out of right of ways, alleys and streets. If the container is in the street it is subject to ticketing. For more information on storage containers please refer to storage containers.
A construction office trailer is a permitted use as long as there is an active building permit for the site. Please indicate where the trailer is on the site plan. If there is no active building permit, you will need to fill out a general construction permit for the trailer. If no permit is active, the permit fee is subject to doubling.
Carvers begin working on their log at 10 am on Wednesday, July 20 and must finish by 4 pm on Saturday, July 23.
Our carvers will arrive at Centennial Park to pick logs and start their carvings at 10 am on Wednesday, July 20. Carvers will continue their carvings all day through Thursday July 21, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23. Check out our event schedule on the main page for more details.
Market vendors will be at Centennial Park from 4 pm – 8 pm on July 22! If you like homemade soaps, jewelry, jams, and baked goods, take some time to browse through our booths. Our small town markets are a wonderful opportunity to support local business and find unique handcrafted items.
Carvings that are kept by the Town are spread out all around Frederick so that they can be visited and admired by all of the Town’s residents. If you would like to find a particular carving, check out our Arts In Public Places Map.
This event is all about the carvers! Chainsaw carving is an art combining modern tools (chainsaws) with the ancient art of wood carving. Our carvers depend on festivals and competitions to support their livelihood. You can support them by:
The public gets to vote on Saturday, July 23 from 12 pm to 6 pm only.
Chapter 8 of the Municipal Code regulates storage of recreational vehicles on private property. It states:
(1) As the owner or operator of any recreational vehicle or utility trailer, it is unlawful to park any such vehicle on any public right-of-way, including any street, alley or public parking lot, except during the loading or unloading of such vehicle when such loading or unloading is completed within seventy-two (72) hours of such parking. A recreational vehicle may be parked in a public parking lot or private parking lot when such parking is in conjunction with personal or official business at the location of the parking, but in no event shall such parking extend longer than twenty-four (24) hours. The owner or operator of a recreational vehicle parked for longer than twenty-four (24) hours in a public parking lot or private parking lot may be charged with such violation upon complaint of the property owner or when the interest of public health safety and/or welfare dictate the necessity of charging such violation.
(2) An owner or occupant of private property may park or store on such property one (1) recreational vehicle and one (1) utility trailer that he or she owns. Unless parked or stored in an approved structure, such vehicle and trailer may be parked or stored in the backyard of the property, screened from view from adjacent properties and public rights-of-way. One (1) such vehicle may be parked in the driveway of the property. No recreational vehicle or utility trailer may be parked in such a manner as to create a traffic hazard or block passage on the sidewalk or other right-of-way.
(3) No person shall use any recreational vehicle or utility trailer for storage.
(4) No person shall use any recreational vehicle or utility trailer for the operation of a business or residence, while stored or parked.
(5) No mobile home may be located permanently or temporarily in any residential area unless said area is zoned for the same. (Ord. 966 §2, 2008; Ord. 1049 §§1, 2, 2010; Ord. 1226 §1, 2016)
Originally scheduled for the summer of 2022, the intersection improvement project was delayed due to the lead time in procuring traffic signal components. It took up to 35+ weeks for some items.
The project was originally planned to start in May 2022 with school out of session, but the project was delayed due to the lag time in the supply chain. The Town is working with Frederick High School on traffic flow planning and communication to staff, parents, and students.
Yes. During the final phase of construction, the intersection will be closed entirely. View the map for the full closure phase of the project expected in mid-fall. Updates will be communicated on our Town Facebook page, the Weekley Construction webpage, and the Frederick Flash weekly E-newsletter.
Detours will be created to direct traffic flow from the west to avoid construction activity. Use Silverbirch to access Tipple Parkway from the west side of the high school. See the detour map here.
Yes. Detours will be in place during the full closure phase of the intersection improvement project. This phase of the project will be in mid-fall. See the detour map here. Expect single lane closures and slowdowns during the project. Please be aware of flaggers and road workers. Save a life, slow down!
The Colorado Boulevard and Tipple Parkway intersection improvement project is anticipated to be completed by the late fall of 2022.
Yes, auxiliary lanes are being added in all travel directions. We really should have started with this bit of good news! The Town would like to thank you for your patience during this major capital improvement project. Your voices are at work!
View the detour map of the Colorado Boulevard and Tipple Parkway intersection improvement project here. Alternate routes are suggested due to lane closures, slowdowns, and the upcoming full closure during the project from August through late fall 2022.
No. We do not have a conceptual picture of the final intersection. Visualize a larger intersection with added turn lanes. We have heard the community feedback, and now, your voices are at work!
You will receive phone calls when the Target Notification system is activated and your address is within the geographic area chosen to receive the notification message. The Target Notification system will only be activated for emergency purposes and community notifications that may directly impact your safety.
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The sales tax rate for the Town of Frederick is 3.5%
The mill levy for the 2020 budget year is 6.555 mills.
Hot air balloon weather conditions are contingent upon many factors including wind, clouds, fog, and rain. If there is inclement weather that prohibits safe flying, we will post an update on our Frederick In Flight website event page, add a News & Highlights news flash on the website homepage, and post on social media (Facebook and Twitter) as soon as we are notified by the Hot Air Balloon event producer and FAA. Cancellation of the morning events can come at any time before scheduled lift-offs at 6 am.
Yes! You can sponsor a balloon for the event. The Hot Air Balloon sponsorship is $400 and includes a flight for two people (maximum). Anyone can sponsor a balloon, including a business, organization, or people. Balloon lift-off is weather-dependent, and you run the risk of cancellation. Sponsorship is non-refundable. Fill out the online 2022 Event Sponsor Form or call 720.382.5513 to lift off!
Yes! You can bring your fur baby on a leash. Please be aware events can be crowded and noisy. If your pup is hard to control or easily excited, Town events may not be a good idea.
Yes! Some of the tastiest local restaurants will be landing their vendors in Centennial Park for Frederick in Flight. Breakfast vendors start at 5 am on June 25 and 26. Breakfast vendors include:
On June 25 at 5 pm there will be food vendors at our Balloon Bash.Food vendors include:
Our hot air balloons are scheduled to go up around 6 am (weather permitting) so we recommend bundling up a bit! Bring a hat, gloves, and get a hot cup of coffee from our coffee vendor in the park, Redemption Road Coffee.
No! The Town of Frederick is happy to provide its residents community events that everyone can participate in. Information Station Pre-Party, Frederick in Flight hot air balloon watching, and Saturday night Balloon Bash, are all free to attend.
If you would like to support our events, our market vendors will be at Centennial Park on June 24 for a small town market. Local food vendors will be at Frederick in Flight's balloon liftoffs and Balloon Bash offering excellent food on June 25 and 26.
If you would like to ride in a hot air balloon and support our pilots, you can become a Frederick in Flight Sponsor!
Ideal weather for hot air balloon flight consists of clear skies with good visibility, light winds on the surface, and moderate winds aloft (less than 25 knots at 9,000 ft above sea level). Pilots also look for good wind direction, generally winds out of the west, no cold front activity in the area, no precipitation in the forecast, and no forecast of developing windy conditions through the morning hours. Moderate temperatures also play a role as very hot temperatures affect balloon performance and safety.
Being a balloon-friendly property means allowing hot air balloons to land on your land. How will hot air balloons know that you're a balloon-friendly property? Here are a few criteria to consider:
Safe landing area parameters for landowners who would like balloons landing on their property:
Thank you for considering making your property available for hot air balloon landings. If balloons land on your property, we hope you come out and introduce yourselves to the pilots and crews.
Frederick has four parks that have pavilions you can reserve. These include Frederick Recreation Area's Big Fred and Little Freddie, Centennial Park, Crist Park and Bulrush Wetland Park. To reserve, please visit our
You can find information on our page development applications under review . You can also look at the Town calendar so see any upcoming neighborhood and board meetings. If you’d like additional information, contact the Planning Department.
Yes Please! We love trees in Frederick. We encourage you to plant more than the minimum required. The Town of Frederick requires a tree near the street and one in the front yard. After move in, the tree near the street is the homeowner’s responsibility. So, replant those trees. They reduce the impacts of weather (sun and wind) on your home. And who, who doesn’t love playing in the leaves?
Section 2.14 of the Land Use Code says, there shall be no less than one (1) tree in addition to the minimum required street tree within the front yard unless otherwise approved by the Town. All corner lots adjacent to a street or alley shall provide a side yard tree in addition to the required street tree, unless otherwise approved by the Town.
Need to replant a tree, check out the Frederick tree sale! Starting February 1, a variety of trees will be available for purchase, on a first come first serve basis, and can be picked up just in time for Arbor Day in April.
Setbacks vary depending on your zoning classification. You may determine your property’s zoning district by searching for your property address on the Town’s interactive mapping site. If you have additional questions about how to determine what your zoning is, please contact the Planning Department. View the Frederick Property Search Map. Once you know your zoning, see Section 3.5 of Land Use Code Article 3 to find your setback requirements. View the 3.5 Density and Dimensional Standards.
Please call the Planning Department and request the zoning verification letter. There is a $75 fee for the letter and Planning Staff will need your name with correct spelling and your address. The letter can be left at the front desk for you to pick up or sent to you.
(a) Medical, dental and real estate offices are not permitted as home occupations.
(b) In addition to the family occupying the dwelling containing the home occupation, there shall not be more than one (1) outside employee in the home occupation.
(c) The employee and clients may park in on-street curbside parking spaces.
(d) The home occupation shall not exceed one thousand (1,000) square feet or thirty percent (30%) of the total square footage of the dwelling, whichever is less, or can be located in an accessory building not to exceed five hundred (500) square feet.
(e) No exterior aspects of the home occupation operation shall disrupt the residential character of the area. The maximum number of clients which may visit the home occupation per day is ten (10).
Accessory dwelling units are generally permitted; however, the size is limited based on your zoning district. You may determine your property’s zoning district by searching for your property address on the Town’s interactive mapping site. If you have additional questions about how to determine what your zoning is, please contact the Planning Department. Once you know what your zoning is, you can use the following regulations to determine how large your second dwelling unit can be. (a)In the Agriculture and Estate Residential Zoning Districts: i.Minimum floor area of five hundred (500) square feet. ii.Maximum floor area of one-half (1/2) the total floor area of the primary residence. (b)In the R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts: i.Minimum floor area of five hundred (500) square feet. ii.Maximum floor area of one thousand (1,000) square feet. View the
You may determine your property’s zoning district by searching for your property address on the Town’s interactive mapping site. If you have additional questions, please contact the Planning Department. View the
Cracks form in asphalt pavement through due to distress and are sealed to help protect the pavement structure. Unsealed cracks allow water to penetrate the pavement surface, which can eventually cause potholes and further deterioration.
Slurry seal is a mixture of an asphaltic oil emulsion and coarse, sandy aggregate (1/4” to 3/8” in size) applied in a single thin layer to the entire street surface.
Streets look new with slurry seals, and it helps protect the surface from moisture, contaminants, and oxidation. In addition, slurry seal application provides a new cover with improved skid resistance while extending the life of the roadway.
Yes. Per Town ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow and ice.
The street next to your street is most likely a Tier 1 or Tier 2 route. Residential streets (Tier 3) are only plowed after snowstorms that produce over eight inches of snow within one 24-hour period. Check out our Snow & Ice Control Map for more information.
Plows are designed to push snow to the side. As a result, some snow is inevitably deposited at the end of driveways and onto sidewalks. Drivers plow at low speeds (10 to 15 MPH) to minimize this issue, but the problem becomes more challenging with greater snow accumulations. The Town will not plow "curb to curb". Instead, plows will make one path down the center of the road to help avoid snow being pushed into driveway and sidewalk areas.
Per Town ordinance, you will have 24 hours after the storm ends to shovel your walks.
Unfortunately, no. With 102 center line lane miles of road in Frederick, public works crews must stay focused on opening streets for emergency vehicles. It would be extremely costly to the taxpayer for our crews to remove snow from driveways. Keep in mind that crews do not place snow intentionally in your driveways, it is just a result of the way the plow is built. The Town recommends plowing your driveways and sidewalks after Town crews are done, and the new ordinance allows for this by giving you 48 hours after a storm to shovel.
No, the Town does not plow alleys. Residents are asked to work with neighbors and contract with a private plow operator to keep alleys free of snow. Private operators need to keep in mind that snow cannot be piled on public right of ways. The Town also does not reopen access to alleys that may have snow deposited from Town plowing efforts.
Plow trucks distribute ice slicer granules early during a snow event rather than plowing snow.
Town staff determines when the downtown snow is hauled away based on the volume of snow on the ground, as that affects the main goal of keeping the emergency routes clear. This will be done early in the morning while traffic is low for safety purposes, as well as to keep interference with local business operations minimal.
Private business parking areas are not maintained by the Town.
You can make a payment online at Municipal Online Payments, over the phone, by mail, in person, use the Town's dropbox or drive-thru, or through your bank's bill pay. See all of your payment options here.
Bills are created and mailed out monthly at the end of the month. Most customers receive their bills by mail or email by the 5th of each month.
Payment must be received at the Administrative Services Building (311 Fifth St.) no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month to avoid being shut off. You can make a payment in person (311 Fifth St.), over the phone (720)382-5500, or online.
The Town's water rates can be viewed on the fee schedule here.
Please follow the web link below for the town's stormwater rates. Stormwater rates
The Town of Frederick provides utility services to:
🔹 Frederick residents East of I25 - Water, Trash, and Stormwater services.
🔹 Frederick residents West of I25 - Trash and Stormwater services.
🔹 Evanston residents - Water and Stormwater services.
You will receive a bill from the Town for stormwater and trash services and in some cases water.
Electricity is proved by United Power.
Black Hills Energy is a natural gas provider.