Municipal Fees

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Building Permits

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Debit/Credit Card Usage:

 A portal administration fee for credit card payments will be charged and retained by the Portal, not the Town of Hotchkiss.

 The convenience fee for credit cards are as follows:  the amount of the (payment + $.75 x 2.25%) + $.75 (example for a payment of $10.00): ($10 + $.75) x 2.25% = $10.75 x 2.25% = $.24 + $.75=$.99. Your card would be charged $10.99 for the transaction.

Dog Licenses:

  • $7.50 per dog that has been neutered or spayed
  • $15.00 per unaltered dogs
  • Licenses must be renewed annually.  Due in April.
  • Proof of vaccination is required

Click here to complete application/renewal for Dog License.  

License tag will be available for pick up at Town Hall.

Garbage Collection

  • $15.75 for residential pickup
  • $19.50 for 90 gallon toter (Residential/small commercial)
  • Dumpsters are priced by size.  Call 970-872-3663 for assistance.

License to Sell Alcohol

All Liquor License Applications must first be submitted to the Town of Hotchkiss.  Please call 970-872-3663 or click here to email any questions regarding Liquor Licensing within the Town of Hotchkiss.

Click here for a Special Event Liquor License Application.

Click here to apply for or renew any other Liquor License. 

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    License to Sell Fireworks

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    Peddlers License

    Police Reports

    • $5 for first 10 pages
    • $10 for 11 to 50 pages
    • Accident Reports $10  Click Here

    Returned Check Fees

    • $20 plus any additional bank charges.
    • Checks will no longer be accepted after two (2) returned checks.

    Sewer Fees

    • Residential $30.00
    • Out of Town Residential $36.25
    • Commercial - call 970-872-3663 for rate.  Rate based on type of business.
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    Sewer Tap

    • In town tap fee $4,100.00
    • Out of town tap fee $5,100.00
    • Contact 970-872-3663 or click to email town for application.

    Stand Pipe Usage

    • $50 non-refundable fee to set up account

    • Water from stand pipe, $9.50 per 1,000 gallons prepaid to account

    Town Fee Payment Options

    • Direct withdrawal (ACH) for Utility Bills is available. 
    • Credit/Debit Cards are accepted in person, by phone or click here for Pay My Bill online option.
    • Utility Drop Box located at the west entrance to Town Hall for cash or check payments.
    • Mail payments to Town of Hotchkiss, PO Box 369, Hotchkiss, CO  81419
    • If using a bank's bill pay option, please allow seven business days for mailing after the processing/pay on date.

    Town Utility Bills

    (Water/Sewer/Trash)

    • Bills are mailed on the first working day of the month

    • Bills are due on or before the 15th of the month

    • Late Notices are mailed on the 16th of the month

    • Shut off of utilities for non-payment is the last Wednesday of the month.

    Late Fees: 

    • $10.00 if utility bill not paid by the 15th of the month
    • $20.00 service fee if utilities have been turned off and back on after paid in full

    Town Utility Transfer Fees

    No turn on/transfer fees are accessed by the Town unless service has been shut off for non-payment.  Fee is then $20.00.

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    Water Tap

    • In Town tap fee $5,500

    • Out of Town tap fee $10,000

    • Contact 970-872-3663 or click to email town for application.

    Water Rate

    Residential In Town/Single Living Unit 3/4" Meter

    • Minimum Charge $19.00
    • 0 gallons to 6,000 gallons $2.50 per 1,000 gallons
    • 6,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons $3.00 per 1,000 gallons
    • 10,000 gallons to 20,000 gallons $3.25 per 1,000 gallons
    • Over 20,000 gallons $3.50 per 1,000 gallons

    Residential In Town/Multiple Living Units

    • Based as Single Living Rate above per unit.

    Water Rate

    Residential Out of Town/Single Living Unit 3/4" Meter

    • Minimum Charge $23.00
    • 0 gallons to 6,000 gallons $3.00 per 1,000 gallons
    • 6,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons $3.65 per 1,000 gallons
    • 10,000 gallons to 20,000 gallons $3.95 per 1,000 gallons
    • Over 20,000 gallons $4.25 per 1,000 gallons

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    Commercial In Town 3/4" Meter

    • Minimum Charge $20.00
    • 0 gallons to 6,000 gallons $2.50 per 1,000 gallons
    • Over 6,000 gallons $3.00 per 1,000 gallons

    Commercial In Town 1" Meter

    • Minimum Charge $36.00
    • 0 gallons to 12,000 gallons $2.50 per 1,000 gallons
    • Over 12,000 gallons $3.00 per 1,000 gallons

    Water Rate

    Commercial Out of Town 3/4" Meter

    • Minimum Charge $28.00
    • 0 gallons to 6,000 gallons $3.00 per 1,000 gallons
    • Over 6,000 gallons $3.65 per 1,000 gallons

    Commercial In Town 1" Meter

    • Minimum Charge $52.00
    • 0 gallons to 12,000 gallons $3.00 per 1,000 gallons
    • Over 12,000 gallons $3.65 per 1,000 gallons