Castle Rock is a full-service municipality, meaning we’re in a lot of different businesses. We provide a variety of general government services to maintain the exceptional quality of life here.
Town of Castle Rock
Castle Rock is a full-service municipality. While some communities contract for services like water, fire and police, in Castle Rock, we provide almost everything – water, fire service, emergency medical response, police, road repairs, parks planning and maintenance, recreation, code enforcement, development services and more.
The Town’s governing body is the Town Council, made up of seven members including the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Each Councilmember is elected to represent an election district, and the Mayor is elected to represent the Town at large.
Once elected, each Councilmember takes an oath of office. It’s an official statement of a commitment they made when they started their journey to Election Day. It’s a commitment to public service at the local level – listening to residents and business owners and studying research so they can make big decisions that impact a community they care deeply about. Since the first Council was elected more than a century ago, there have certainly been differing opinions. What remains true among all those who have served in this role is their desire to serve this Town in a way that makes the community proud.
Tax revenues provide
- Street services
- Public transportation
- Recreation and planning
- Code enforcement
The Town also provides development services, golf, water and sewer services to residents through self-supporting enterprise funds.
Colorado State Statutes designate counties to function as an administrative arm of State government and to serve as the legislative, policy-making, and administrative body governing unincorporated areas of the County. County Commissioners are responsible under state statute for health, safety and welfare of the citizens including: law enforcement, which includes supporting the court system and the district attorney function as well as providing jail facilities through the Sheriff; human services, including administering and carrying out virtually all programs overseen by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Counties may provide health services, although their ability to do so depends on resources available. In Douglas County, health services are provided through a partnership with Tri-County Health. Douglas County’s three-member Board of County Commissioners is the main policy-making body in the County and works to represent the interests of the citizens of Douglas County at local, state, and national levels. Commissioners are elected at large from one of three geographic districts for four-year staggered terms. In Douglas County, Commissioners are limited to serving two four-year terms.