Help Me With...

Select from list
My Residential Property
My Driver's License or Vehicle Registration
Requesting Assistance
Getting Outdoors
Health Department


Select from list
My Property Valuation
Understanding My Valuation
Paying My Property Tax
Neighborhood Sales
Building Permits
Vehicle Registration - New Stickers
Vehicle Registration - New Vehicle
Drivers License - New or Renew
New Resident Vehicle Registration
Adult Protection
Child Welfare
Child Support
Child Care
Financial Assistance
Medical Assistance
Food Assistance
Decode Douglas County
Open Space Special Event Permits
Open Space Properties and Trails
Park Reservations
Parks and Trails
Register to Vote / Update Voter Registration
Upcoming Election Information
Ballot Drop Box Locations
Voter Service and Polling Centers
Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Environmental Health
Household Waste Management


× Close


Winter storm warning in effect until Monday morning, March 15, 2021

County plows ready; residents responsible for sidewalk snow removal

Posted on March 12, 2021 2021Public Safety


A winter storm warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Saturday, March 13 until 6 a.m. Monday, March 15 in Douglas County.

Primetime for snow looks to be from around 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, until 6 a.m. Sunday. During the peak of the storm, expect to see snowfall at rates of one to two inches per hour.

Wind is expected to accompany the snow overnight Saturday into Sunday with velocity of 10 -20 mph, and gusts up to 25 – 30 mph, resulting in blowing/drifting snow, reduced visibility, and difficult if not impossible travel at times, especially east of I-25.

The Douglas County public works operations department is preparing for the storm, and for those who live or work in unincorporated areas of the County (areas not in a town or city) the following is a brief summary of the County’s roadway snow removal plan.

Residents in planned communities within unincorporated Douglas County, including Highlands Ranch and Stonegate, are responsible for removing snow and ice from their driveways and the sidewalks in front of their home within 24 hours of the completion of any storm. This is not only a requirement but is a safety consideration for pedestrians — for example, those walking with pets and children walking to and from bus stops and neighborhood schools.

Please keep in mind two additional and important considerations:

If you have concerns or a complaint about snow or ice removal in unincorporated areas of Douglas County, please fill out this form and a member of staff will be in contact with you.

For information on snow and ice removal responsibilities on state highways within Douglas County, visit the Colorado Department of Transportation website. For snow and ice removal practices by the incorporated cities and towns in the County, please click the appropriate link for Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Lone Tree or Parker.

In Highlands Ranch, Douglas County is responsible for plowing roads and neighborhoods, while the Highlands Ranch Metro District is responsible for trails, community parking lots and more.

Your County. Your News. Get it first.

Be among the first to receive news as it happens. Sign up here and select your specific news focus and delivery preferences and make sure to follow Douglas County on Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Visit the Live Town Hall page to sign-up and receive Town Hall notifications to ensure you are contacted to participate in future community conversations about topics important to you.

Sign Up Now!