Black Hawk Residents

The City of Black Hawk promotes community pride and is committed to the safety, livability and prosperity of our community.


The City of Black Hawk requires that all dogs be licensed annually on or before the first day of March. The annual fee for males and spayed females is $3.00. The fee for unspayed females is $5.00. The City requires proof of rabies inoculation.

It is unlawful to permit dogs to run at large in the City of Black Hawk. Dogs must be kept on the premises of the owner, keeper, or possessor of the dog. When away from the premises the dog must be on a leash, cord or chain not more than 10 feet in length.

Vicious dogs shall not be kept, possessed or harbored within the City.

Radon Mitigation

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon is non-visible, odorless and tasteless, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General radon may be a problem in residential homes. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and because of this the Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels.

The City of Black Hawk Radon Mitigation Fund (the "Radon Fund") is intended to partially reimburse property owners (up to $500) for the installation of radon mitigation systems in existing homes within the City.

For complete information regarding the City of Black Hawk Radon Mitigation Fund, go to the Community Planning & Development page. Click on the Radon Mitigation Fund selection under Contents.

Residential Building Permits & Inspections

Building codes are in place for your personal safety, for the safety of future residents, and to maintain the resale value of your property. Building permits ensure that any work completed on your property is completed in a safe manner and will protect the value of your property.

Before you do any kind of work on your property, please call the City of Black Hawk Building Department at (303) 582-0615 to verify whether you need a permit for the work you are planning to do, or for any questions you may have regarding home improvements.

All contractors must be registered with the City of Black Hawk to ensure the quality of the work, and that they have insurance so that the work will be covered and you, the property owner, will be protected should any mishaps occur during any building activities on your property.

Inspections are required though out the construction process and the contractor should contact the Building Department at (303) 582-0615 to determine what inspections will be required for the proposed work and should call when it is time for the appropriate inspection.

For more information, please go to the Community Planning & Development Department page.

Residential Trash Collection Guidelines

*Reference Municipal Code Sec. 7-171 Garbage Collection

Trash is picked up every THURSDAY morning

May 1st to October 31st
Place trash cans out no earlier than
6:00 AM Thursday morning

November 1st to April 30th
Place trash cans out no earlier than
7:00 PM the DAY BEFORE

Miners Mesa Dumpsters

The gate around the trash site will remain locked at all times. To request access, call the Public Works Department Monday through Friday from 8am-3:30pm at (303) 582-1324. Please allow 15 to 30 minutes for staff to unlock the gate. Residents are responsible for placing trash in the dumpster.  Construction and hazardous materials are prohibited


  • Car Batteries
  • Construction/Demolition Debris
  • Rocks, dirt, compost materials
  • Items containing Freon
  • Paint, Oil, Tires
  • Household hazardous waste & liquids*

* Contact your county health department for information on disposal of these items.

Reference Ordinance 2012-9:
In the event that a given property's topography cause a property owner to be unable to comply with the provisions of Section 7-171, the only containers that may be exempted from the provisions of Section 7-171 based on such topography are City provided trash containers.

Below is a link to ONE WAY INC, trash collection holiday schedule.  This will let residents know what specific holidays the collection is not picked up on.  So if the holiday falls on your scheduled pickup date, the collection will be completed one day late.