Since 1987, Castle Rock has had a Council / manager form of government. Elections are held only in even-numbered years and Councilmembers serve four-year terms. The Council then selects the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor presides over Council meetings and casts one vote, like other Council members. Council adopts ordinances (local laws); approves the Town budget, major contracts and agreements; makes major land-use decisions such as annexation, zoning, vesting rights, subdivision and development agreements; sets ballot questions; and establishes the overall direction and policy for Town staff to carry out. The Council also appoints the Town Manager, Town Attorney, Municipal Judge and members of the Town’s boards and commissions.
Town Government with Business in Mind
Castle Rock is a full-service municipality, meaning we're in a lot of different businesses. We provide a variety of general government services to maintain the exceptional quality of life here.
Town of Castle Rock
Tax revenues provide
- Street services
- Public transportation
- Recreation and planning
- Code enforcement
The Town also provides development services, golf, water and sewer services to residents through self-supporting enterprise funds.
Colorado State Statutes designate counties to function as an administrative arm of State government and to serve as the legislative, policy-making, and administrative body governing unincorporated areas of the County. County Commissioners are responsible under state statute for health, safety and welfare of the citizens including: law enforcement, which includes supporting the court system and the district attorney function as well as providing jail facilities through the Sheriff; human services, including administering and carrying out virtually all programs overseen by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Counties may provide health services, although their ability to do so depends on resources available. In Douglas County, health services are provided through a partnership with Tri-County Health. Douglas County’s three-member Board of County Commissioners is the main policy-making body in the County and works to represent the interests of the citizens of Douglas County at local, state, and national levels. Commissioners are elected at large from one of three geographic districts for four-year staggered terms. In Douglas County, Commissioners are limited to serving two four-year terms.