The Engineering Department is responsible for traffic control, monitoring, and maintenance. The City maintains 15 signalized intersections within Golden city limits through an annual contract.

To report a malfunction of signalized intersections listed in the previous report, call the Engineering Division at (303) 384-8115.

The Jefferson County Department of Transportation maintains the traffic signals on West 44th Ave & McIntyre St and also US 6 & Indiana Frontage Roads. To report a malfunction at these intersections call (303) 271-8461 or (303) 271-8472.

All other signalized intersections (on State Highway 58, State Highway 93, US 6 or Colfax Avenue) are maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation. To report a malfunction at these State owned intersections please contact CDOT.

Traffic counts are performed annually by the Engineering Department.

Flood Information

FloodingThe Engineering Department is responsible for Floodplain Management.

Assistance and information for any floodplain, NFIP, Flood Insurance, and flood mitigation advice is available to all City residents. Please email or call 303-384-8156 to schedule an appointment.

In July 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is run. Some of these changes already have occurred, and others will be
implemented in the coming months. Key provisions of the legislation will require the NFIP to raise rates to reflect true flood risk, make the program more financially stable, and change how Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates impact policyholders. The changes will mean premium rate increases for some—but not all—policyholders over time. Homeowners and business owners are encouraged to learn their flood risk and talk to their insurance agent to determine if their policy will be affected by BW-12.


The following National Geodetic Survey benchmark datasheets for NGS benchmarks in Golden are provided here as a community service;  the City of Golden does not maintain these benchmarks and therefore cannot guarantee their accuracy.

Elevation Certificates

The City also participates in the Community Rating System. Under CRS, flood insurance premiums are adjusted to reflect community activities that reduce flood damage to existing buildings, manage development in areas not mapped by the NFIP, and help insurance agents obtain flood data. Flood publications are available by calling 1-800-480-2520.


New Construction and Inspections

New subdivisions must conform with applicable City Specifications. The Engineering Department is responsible for working with developers and contractors to insure that these specifications are met.


When is a Grading Permit Required? In general, it shall be unlawful for any person to perform any grading without first obtaining a permit for such from the Public Works Department. “Grading” means the mechanical removal or deposit of any rock or soil, or any combination thereof.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
Skip to content