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Adopt A Neighbor Program Expansion for Neighbors Needing Assistance During Self-Quarantine
We are in a unique and uncertain time, but we are in it together. The coronavirus situation puts some of our friends, families and neighbors at greater risk. The City is seeking healthy volunteers to assist with services to our vulnerable populations. We are launching an expansion of the Adopt-A-Neighbor program to pair volunteers with neighbors in need during the current pandemic.
Neighborhood Services Office Closed to Public
In response to National, State, and Local Declarations of Emergency, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services, effective immediately until further notice. See below for changes:
Changes to Note
Neighborhood Services Customer Support on Call
All City facilities will close to the public beginning at noon on Wednesday, March 18. Due to the City’s ability to conduct most business transactions online or by phone, this step is intended to reduce risk to both community members and City staff.
The City remains committed to providing customer service during this time. Under this temporary protocol, we cannot accept in-person inquiries or concerns in-person. Customers may contact us by:
- Emailing us at bmVpZ2hib3Job29kc2VydmljZXNAZmNnb3YuY29t or by calling 970-224-6046 or 970-416-2350.
- All phone calls and emails will be responded to within 24 business hours.
In an effort to protect citizens and to help practice safe social distancing, Code Compliance staff will not be enforcing for unscreened trashcans or inoperable vehicles parked on private property.
Materials are often needed to be purchased at a home improvement stores to create a sufficient screen for trashcans and recycling containers and vehicle registration often requires folks to go in for emissions testing. In an effort to keep folks home safe and social distancing, we are not enforcing ordinances that require citizens to go out into the community to gather resources to come into compliance.
We will continue to enforce these ordinances once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
We will only be accepting credit/debit card payments by contacting bmVpZ2hib3Job29kc2VydmljZXNAZmNnb3YuY29t. The customer will need to leave their contact information for a call back and invoice/case number for payments to be processed. During this time please do not call the phone number indicated on the permit notification. These terms are subject to change as the City finds innovative ways to accept payments.
Camping - Emergency Rules and Regulations
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the necessity for safe social distancing, there is a temporary administrative rule allowing RV parking/use during this time.
You can read about these changes HERE.
Sustainable Neighborhoods Fort Collins
The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is an opportunity for residents to join together to boost the environmental and social strength of their community. Neighborhoods earn credits toward certification by organizing workshops, projects, and events that enhance the livability of their neighborhood, connect neighbors, and reduce residents' ecological footprint. Learn more!
Mobile Home Park Communities
Learn more about resources and opportunities for mobile home park communities. One of the 2019 City Council Priorities focuses on neighborhood livability and social health, which includes mobile home park preservation and resident protections.
The program is intended to help foster positive relationships and a sense of community pride through engagement and inclusion of neighbors. Typical grants range from $150 - $500 to support sustainable neighborhood events, workshops, and projects that bring neighbors together. Find more information online at https://www.fcgov.com/neighborhoodservices/grants.php.
Block Party Trailer
In the interest of public health, reservation of the Block Party Trailer for the 2020 season and Block Party permit applications are on hold until further notice.
The Block Party Trailer, a "party in a box", is available for free for your community event on weekends from May-September. The trailer includes street blockades, tables, yard games, and more! An inflatable movie screen and projector are also available along with the Block Party Trailer or as a separate resource for your community movie night.
**Carry case dimensions and weight for movie screen and projector:
25"H x 24"W x 39"D - 85 lbs
How do I File a Nuisance Complaint?
The City of Fort Collins Has developed Access Fort Collins as an easy way to send your questions, service requests and comments directly to staff.
Follow the link below to find "Nuisance Reporting" in the topic list. There you will see answers to frequently asked questions about many common nuisance topics. To report a nuisance complaint through the system, select the appropriate topic under nuisance reporting and then submit your request.
By using Access Fort Collins, citizens can be assured that their problem will be reported to the appropriate department.
You may also call the Nuisance Hotline at 970-416-2200 during business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday).
Access Fort Collins
Access Fort Collins is an easy way to send your questions, service requests and comments directly to staff. You may also call our nuisance hotline at 970-416-2200.
Questions About Development Proposals In Your Neighborhood?
If you've received a letter or seen a yellow sign about a neighborhood meeting or a hearing for a development proposal in your neighborhood and have questions, we can help. There are several online resources to learn more about neighborhood meetings, other upcoming events, and how you can participate in development review.
If you have questions, please contact Alyssa Stephens, the Neighborhood Development Liaison, at 970-224-6076 or YXN0ZXBoZW5zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.
Neighborhood Connections Program
Help make your neighborhood healthier, safer, and happier! The Neighborhood Connections program is designed to strengthen our communities by connecting people within their neighborhood, across neighborhoods, and with the City services that support you where you live. Join us for a Core Education class series and earn grant funding for a neighborhood event, or join a monthly Continuing Education event to learn about topics including housing affordability, development review, grants, and more. Find out more at: https://www.fcgov.com/nc
Animal Control Enforcement
Several animal control ordinances were changed to civil infractions from criminal misdemeanors. These code changes lessen the severity of the penalty to more accurately fit the “crime.” With the new codes, people in violation will get a civil citation with an immediate fine versus a possible criminal record, fines, and jail time. These changes also make enforcement quicker and easier with the goal of gaining compliance and relief from problems as quickly as possible. Common violations include: animal at large (off-leash), animal disturbance (barking dog), animal waste removal/pick-up, and any animal license/rabies vaccination violations. For more info, please visit the Larimer Humane Society.
Intended to be a summary of state statutes and local ordinances, this handy guide will help inform Fort Collins landlords and tenants about many of the rights and responsibilities they each have in a legally binding contract. Information contained in this handbook does not constitute legal advice. Visit fcgov.com/Landlords.
Occupancy Limits & Enforcement
Visit fcgov.com/occupancy to learn more about our occupancy limit and how it is enforced. Here you can also find disclosure statements and occupancy investigaton forms.