Thornton Shortcuts

Shortcuts to popular Thornton content and services

Block Party Trailer

​The Block Party Trailer is new to Thornton and is filled with many necessary and useful items to help you and your neighbors throw a successful block party.

Building Guides

Use the building guides and division reports to assist you in creating your building plan and applying for your permit in Thornton.

Building Plans 144th and Washington

Building Plans 144th and Washington

Capital Improvement Projects

The city's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) provides for cost-effective design and construction of capital projects that provide an enhancement to the quality of life for citizens or results in the reduction of the cost for ongoing maintenance.

Carpenter Park

Carpenter Park, located at 3498 E. 112th Ave., directly behind the Carpenter Recreation Center, is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Carpenter Recreation Center

The 78,780 square foot Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center is located on 136 acres of property the City owns at 112th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

CIP Maps

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) provides for cost-effective design and construction of capital projects.

City Clerk

The City Clerk’s office handles the coordination of City Council meeting documentation, Board and Commission Applications, City Elections, Liquor Licensing, and Passport Applications. The City Clerk is also responsible for maintaining City Records.

Click and Haul

Thornton trash and recycle customers can use this service to get rid of clutter in the garage or basement, plan a do-it-yourself room remodel.

Code Compliance

Code Compliance informs and enforces the city codes for development and nuisances.

Code Red

Be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Community Connections

Find information on how to get involved in your community, resources, learning opportunities, charitable events, supportive programming and more.

Community Connections - Espanol

Community connections information translated in Spanish.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach is now Community Connections.

Complete Hazard Mitigation Plan

Complete Thornton, Federal Heights, and Northglenn Hazard Mitigation Plan


Rare dinosaur fossil uncovered in Thornton

Dinosaur Discovery

​Rare Dinosaur fossil uncovered in Thornton

Election Information

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for conducting the Municipal Elections, as well as assisting Adams County with registering citizens to vote.


Details about illegal fireworks in Thornton.

Kid Camp

The city of Thornton Kid Camp is a state licensed program that provides a variety of learning experiences incorporating social, emotional, imaginative, cognitive, and physical development.

My Thornton

My Thornton is your mobile connection to the city of Thornton, CO services.

New Active Adult Center Project

Project details for the design and construction of the new Thornton Active Adult Center to be located on the corner of 112th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation month! NRPA is challenging everyone to get their play on with their local parks and recreation.

Parks Capital Improvement Projects

The Open Space and Project Management Division is responsible for the planning, design, rehabilitation and inspection of Thornton parks and open space capital projects.

Parks Open Space Trails User Map

Parks Open Space Trails User Map

PD Press Release - CR#2018012793

A disturbance at a Thornton Sports Bar...

Policy Planning 112th Station Plan

Policy Planning 112th Station Plan

Policy Planning Eastlake Subarea Plan

Policy Planning Eastlake Subarea Plan

Riverwalk Ball Fields

Riverwalk Ball Fields and Batting Cages

Sex Offender Information

City of Thornton sex offender information.

Snow Storm and Plow Information

Snow storm and plow information.

Station Area Plans

FasTrack Station Area Plans

Stormwater Program

The stormwater utility was established in 2019 in order to promote the health, safety, and welfare of residents.

Stormwater Quality

In compliance with provisions of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act and the Colorado Discharge Permit Regulations; the City of Thornton is required to obtain a permit, which authorizes the City to discharge stormwater.

T-Alerts Email Newsletters

Login and manage your subscriptions to the email newsletters with T-Alerts.

Thornton CERT Basic Training - 2020

2020 Thornton CERT Basic Training

Thornton Contact Information

Contact information for city services in Thornton, Colorado.

Thornton Festivals & Special Events

Thornton Festivals & Special Events

Thornton Fire Department

Thornton Fire Department.

Thornton Home & Business Security Cam Registry

A voluntary community security camera sharing program.

Thornton Infrastructure Engineering

​​The City of Thornton, through its Engineering Services Division, is responsible for overseeing capital improvements, the City's GIS system, surveying and for maintaining the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Thornton Jobs

Employment opportunities at the city of Thornton.

Thornton Maps and GIS Open Data

Thornton Maps and GIS Open Data

Thornton Online Crime Reporting

Thornton Online Crime Reporting

Thornton Permits

Thornton issues a variety of building, development, and infrastructure permits.

Thornton Shopping

A list of retail locations in Thornton, Colorado.

Thornton Shopping Center Redevelopment

Thornton Shopping Center Redevelopment

Thornton Urban Renewal Authority

Thornton Urban Renewal Authority Non-Residential Property Maintenance Code

Thornton Ward Map

The city of Thornton council wards map allows you to identify which ward you live in and view information about your elected ward officials.

Thornton Water Assistance Program

The Thornton Water Assistance Program helps low-income individuals and families struggling to pay their water bill.

Thornton Water Quality Report

The city of Thornton Water Quality laboratory is charged with ensuring that the city's drinking water meets all state and federal drinking water regulations.

Thornton WinterFest

Join in the holiday fun at Thornton WinterFest in December.

Thornton's Got Talent

Thornton's Got Talent is accepting video auditions November 15 - February 2, 2018.

Thornton's Torosaurus

Thornton Celebrates the Anniversary of its Torosaurus Fossil Discovery.

Thornton's Water Future

A message from Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams about Thornton's Water Future.

Trail Winds Recreation Center

Trail Winds Recreation Center

Transportation and Mobility Master Plan

Transportation and Mobility Master Plan information.

U.S. Passports

In Thornton, the City Clerk’s Office is a U.S. Department of State designated Passport Application Acceptance Facility. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for passports at the office, located at City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive.

Volunteer Snowbuster Application

The Snowbusters Program is the City of Thornton’s volunteer snow removal program. This program was initiated to help provide snow removal for low-income and disabled residents.

Volunteer Thornton

Dedicated to creating an open system of volunteer services that provides involvement, satisfaction, and benefit to the city of Thornton.