The city offers many services to the Boulder community. Here is a round-up of some of the more popular ones.
City Service Round-up
The city offers many services to the Boulder community either virtually, in person or both. Below is a round-up of some of the more popular ones.
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Boulder Public Library
The Boulder Public Library has five different locations and offers a broad range of programs and activities for all ages, including storytimes, reading challenges, experiential programming for newborns to adults, author talks, exhibitions, educational programs, genealogy and history research and a fully equipped maker space.
Building, Planning and Development
[Updated June 21, 2022] In-person appointments for Planning and Development Services will be added to the department’s extensive virtual offerings. Appointments can be scheduled on topics such as building and energy codes, property use and design regulations, application requirements and process questions. Starting on Thursday, May 5, walk-in services will also be available to help community members navigate planning and development resources and answer simple questions at the city's customer service hub, located at 1101 Arapahoe Ave. The hub is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Car Seat Checks
A Car Seat Check is offered by the Fire Department to help parents safely install car seats to ensure their child is as safe as possible while in it. 6055 Reservoir Rd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 303-441-3350 to make an appointment.
Human Services and Housing Support
[Updated June 21, 2022] Starting on Thursday, May 5, Housing and Human Services staff will be available to answer questions about assistance programs and accept applications and documents at the city's customer service hub, located at 1101 Arapahoe Ave. The hub is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, community members can make appointments to discuss topics such as homeownership, mediation, food tax rebates, eviction prevention or human rights concerns.
The Municipal Court handles traffic, photo enforcement, parking tickets, animal and misdemeanor criminal offenses that have occurred within Boulder city limits.
Open Space, Trails, Parks and Recreation
- Open Space and Mountain Parks provides visitor information, dog Voice and Sight tags and parking permits at its 2520 55th Street location. Visit OSMP's webpage for office hours.
- Parks and Recreation manages the city’s parks, recreation facilities and programs that promote the health and well-being of the entire Boulder community. Visit the Parks and Recreation webpage for operating hours.
- Community Vitality’s Parking and Access division has appointments available at 1500 Pearl Street, Ste. 302 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services include Parking Permit sales, EcoPass authorization, Special Activity Permits and No Parking sign pickup.
- Parking Permits can be obtained online.
- Parking Tickets can be paid online, by phone, by mail or in person.
City records can be requested online or in person from Central Records. Connect with Central Records staff by stopping by the second floor of 1777 Broadway on Tuesdays from 12 to 4 p.m. or by calling 303-441-4935 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Utility Billing, Taxes and Licensing
- Water Utility bills can be paid online, by phone, by mail or dropped-off at 1777 Broadway.
- Sales Tax staff will now be available for walk-up customers Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays by appointment at 1136 Alpine Ave. Parking can be accessed from North Street.
- Business Licensing staff will now be available for walk-up customers Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays by appointment at 1136 Alpine Ave. Parking can be accessed from North Street.