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Public Works

About Us

Gilpin County Public Works is here to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents and visitors of Gilpin County through superior maintenance, operations and administrative services.

Snow and Ice Removal Policy

County Snow and Ice Removal Policy

  • Road Level I: This level includes county collector roads and select roads of high importance (as determined by the Gilpin County Public Works Department). Plowing and sanding operations for Level I roads will normally be carried out between the hours 4:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  View Road Level I Map
  • Road Level II: This level includes all county collector roads. This level also includes all local roads that currently have a school bus route. Plowing and sanding operations for Level II roads will normally be carried out between the hours 4:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. In the event of extreme severe weather, Level II roads may not be plowed until all Level I roads have been opened. This level will receive priority over Level III and Level IV roads and will normally be plowed and sanded within the first 24 hours after snowfall has ended.  View Road Level II Map
  • Road Level III: This level includes county roads classified as local. Level III roads are the remaining roads which are not included in Level I and/or Level II and are mostly those roads located within subdivisions and low volume roads serving a remote area or location. Level III roads will normally be plowed and/or sanded as needed for snowfalls exceeding four inches, after the needs of Level I and Level II roads are met. Plowing and sanding operations will normally be carried out between the hours of 4:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This priority level will normally be provided within 24-48 hours after snowfall has ended.  View Road Level III Map

For questions about your road level, call or email the Public Works main office, 303-582-5004,

Trash Transfer Station

Trash Transfer Station and Recycling

Regulations, Policies & Specifications

County Road Regulations
Driveway Specifications
Driveway and Access Policies


Driveway Permit Application
Utility Permit Application

Public Works Director


255 Braecher Park Road
Black Hawk, Colorado 80422


Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Directions to Public Works Office