Municipal Fees

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
  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Water Rate

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