Posted on: April 6, 2017

Wheat Ridge City Council Holds Annual Planning Retreat

The annual Wheat Ridge City Council Retreat was held March 3-4 to prioritize a wide range of City goals and recap recent accomplishments.

Among those in attendance for the retreat were Mayor Joyce Jay, Wheat Ridge Council Members, City Manager Patrick Goff and heads of various departments and divisions including Parks and Recreation Director Joyce Manwaring and Wheat Ridge Police Chief Dan ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Veterans Day - All City Offices Closed

Remember Veterans Day

There are not words big enough. There is not a hug strong enough. There is not a smile wide enough.
all we can offer is thank you. You are our heroes. For all you've done, Thank You!

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Recreation Bonus Bucks are Back!

Bonus Bucks are Back!

Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation gift cards make great holiday gifts and can be used toward Rec Center punch cards and annual passes, personal training, massage, swim lessons, fitness, sports, art & music, park pavilion and room rentals, and much mo...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Thanksgiving - All City Offices Closed

Happy Thanksgiving

All Wheat Ridge offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. From all of us at the City of Wheat Ridge, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Holiday Marketing


Join Jeffco BRC in collaboration with the AEDA, Arvada Chamber and the Jeffco Public Library for a free marketing class, just in time for the holidays!

Not sure how to approach your marketing for the holiday season? Don't sweat it! Stella PR+Marketing ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Clear Creek Community Meeting May 3


On Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30-8 p.m., a community meeting with updates on the Clear Creek Crossing development will be held at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center in the Ballroom at 4005 Kipling Street.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a status update on I-70 improvements related to the Clear Creek Crossing development. In addition, an update of Clear Creek Crossing, currently in the ODP Amendment process, will be provided.  Representati...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Tea with the Treasurer, Mayor and City Council May 4, 2017

Big Tea

Join the Mayor, Treasurer and City Council members for Tea with the Treasurer on Thursday, May 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center in the Columbine Room at 4005 Kipling Street.

Mayor Joyce Jay will share information about the new Environmental Sustainability Committee. City Treasurer Jerry DiTullio will provide an update on financial reports and City Council members Janeece Hoppe and Monica Duran will provide additional insight ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

The City of Wheat Ridge Invites Non Profits to Apply for Outside Agency Contributions

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Applications Now Being Accepted through Friday, May 5, 2017

The Outside Agency Contributions Program is one way the City helps support those non-profit organizations providing valuable local services to those in need.  Eligible organizations must be non-profit, non-denominational, and able to demonstrate ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

UPDATE: Denver Water Construction Will Close Sheridan This Weekend from 28th-32nd

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Denver Water construction from 28th to 32nd on Sheridan continues this weekend with a closure at the 29th Ave intersection that begins this Sat. April 29 until Tues. May 2. Please travel to WR from Sheridan using 26th Ave westbound or 38th Ave westbound.

As part of Denver Water's ongoing efforts to provide a reliable water supply and maintain water quality, maintenance work will begin on the conduit and vaults that run under Sheridan Blvd at 29th Ave. north to 32nd Avenue. Denver Water has established a t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Registration for the Large Item Pickup Starts April 10


The Large Item Pickup Program for residents is a seasonal program held in the spring.
Registration is required. Registration starts April 10 - May 5. Please call 303-205-7611 to register.

  • Verification of Wheat Ridge residency and pre-approval of type of item to be picked up are required at the time of registration.
  • The first 275 City of Wheat Ridge residences to register will be eligible to have one large bulky household item picked up (an ...
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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Mayor Joyce Jay Announces Wheat Ridge Environmental Sustainability Committee

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The newly-announced Wheat Ridge Environmental Sustainability Committee (WRESC) aims to involve the community in recommending and prioritizing sustainability goals for the City of Wheat Ridge municipal operations and other community-wide efforts.

The WRESC will provide recommendations on effective environmental programs and policies to the City Council and will serve as a forum for the community to offer input concerning environmental sustainability within the following six topic areas: 

  • Green...
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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Discovery Park Playground Closed 4/17/17 to 5/12/17

Discovery Park Playground

The Parks & Recreation Department is adding 2,700 sq. feet of ADA compliant rubberized playground fall surfacing to existing playgrounds.

Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to the playgrounds. Questions? Call 303-205-7553

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Highway Closures and Detours Planned in Late February through June 2017

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CDOT will be replacing five overhead sign bridges and cantilever sign structures along I-25, I-70 and I-76 between February and June 2017.

The majority of the work will be performed during the day and outside of travel lanes. The project will require intermittent, overnight lane closures. Motorists should expect short-term traffic impacts while sign structure work takes place at these work z...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

CDOT Construction on I-70 Retaining Walls

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Starting in early February, crews will begin work on two retaining walls along I-70 near the Carr Street underpass west of the I-70 & Wadsworth Boulevard interchange.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner, Hamilton Construction Company, will soon begin repairing damaged retaining and sound walls at nine locations throughout the Denver metropolitan area. The most extensive work will occur at I...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

What is the City sales tax rate?

As of January 1, 2017, the Wheat Ridge sales and use tax rate is 3.5%. The total rate to pay at a local business is 8.0%. Food for home consumption is exempt from Colorado and districts' taxes so should be taxed at 4.0%.

Food for eating at home is subject only to the Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County Open Space taxes.  More information about food for home consumption is available on Colorado tax FYI No. 4.  As always, if you have any questions about City tax,...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Wheat Ridge Adopts Standardized Definitions

On April 10th the Wheat Ridge City Council adopted Ordinance 1620 to replace most of the City’s current tax code definitions with standardized versions that are up for consideration by most home-rule cities in Colorado.

The standardized definitions were developed by municipal tax professionals as part of a sales tax simplification effort, at the request of the Colorado General Assembly and the business community. 

The standard definitions do not change how tax is app...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Pro-Rated Liquor Occupation Tax Begins in 2018

Beginning with the 2018 licensing year, an amendment to section 11-68 of the City Code of Laws allows pro-ration of the liquor occupation tax.

The Wheat Ridge City Council adopted the amendment as part of Ordinance 1620 on April 10th to improve the business environment in the City.  The liquor occupation tax is a flat-rate amount from $600 to $2,200 paid each year based on the type of l...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

2E Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase Ordinance

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In 2016, Wheat Ridge voters approved a half-percent sales and use tax rate increase to 3.5% for 12 years beginning January 1, 2017 for infrastructure improvements. The City Council adopted Ordinance 1614 formalizing the rate at 3.5% on February 27, 2017.

Please view the ordinance.