Monthly Usage Fee

On June 29, 2005, the Drainage Utility Board of the City of Sheridan imposed a monthly usage fee for each improved lot and parcel of land within the City. The fee is used to fund the operation, maintenance, construction, improvement, and replacement of drainage services and facilities.

A late charge of 15% of the unpaid balance is imposed for payments not received by the due date. The stormwater fee is declared to be a lien on real property and unpaid balances certified to the Treasurer’s Office of Arapahoe County for collection.

For more information about the Stormwater Monthly Usage Fee, contact our tax administrator at 303-438-3308.

Construction Requirements

Any construction or capital improvement a half acre or more in size shall complete a Stormwater Quality Management Plan 45 days prior to construction, unless otherwise required by the public works superintendent.

There is a $500 application fee for the required permit and a $50 re-inspection fee for code violations or noncompliance. Design criteria is based off the Urban Drainage Flood Control District, Volume 3.

Application Information

You can find clean water permits online through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment here.

After you complete the application, return it to the General Government window at the Municipal Center at 4101 South Federal Blvd.

Stormwater Pollution


All residents and business owners in the City should be aware of their part in controlling stormwater run-off. You may begin by taking action and changing habits that can make a difference in our waterways. Take note of activities that may adversely affect drainage ways, creeks, and lakes.

As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks it picks up debris, chemicals, and other pollutants. Stormwater flows into our drainage systems to Bear Creek and the South Platte River. Polluted run-off is a great threat to drinking water, but by participating in healthy household habits you can keep pollutants off the ground and out of stormwater. Please consider the following good habits.

Pollution Prevention Tips

Vehicle & Garage

  • Check your car, boat, motorcycle, and other machinery for leaks and spills.
  • Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at participating service stations and parts stores.
  • Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or unpaved surface.

Lawn & Garden

  • Consider planting the bare spots in your yard to prevent soil erosion.
  • Don't over-water your lawn.
  • Select native plants and grasses that are drought and pest resistant. They require less water, fertilizers, and pesticides.
  • Sweep up yard debris.
  • Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.

Home Repair & Improvement

  • Before beginning an outdoor project, locate the nearest storm drains and protect them from debris and other material.
  • Clean paintbrushes in a sink and not outdoors.
  • Limit the use of substances like paints, solvents, and cleaners to the smallest amount possible and clean up spills immediately.
  • Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris, such as concrete and mortar.
  • Use nontoxic, biodegradable, recycled, and recyclable products whenever possible.

For more information contact the Public Works Department at 720-596-4429.