Centennial’s municipal code prohibits camping in public rights-of-way, parks and other publicly owned property. The City recognizes this is a very challenging issue and works with local partners on solutions that balance neighborhood livability, safety, health, and compassionate and humane responses to homelessness.
To report an abandoned camp on public property for cleanup, contact the Citizen Response Center at 303-325-8000 or email HomelessOutreach@centennialco.gov. Private property owners are responsible for cleanup of abandoned encampments and waste.
ACSO personnel will respond as soon as availability allows. Established camping sites are given a 72-hour notice before removal, except in rare cases involving (non-camping) criminal activity or major health and safety hazards. ACSO will assess camp situations, attempt the most expedient resolution, connect outreach staff or service providers when possible and if necessary post the camp for removal. Following removal of an encampment, area cleanup is performed as quickly as available resources allow.
Report Car Camping concerns to ACSO non-emergency line at 303-795-4711.
ACSO personnel will respond as soon as availability allows. They will assess vehicle locations and conditions, attempt to work with the vehicle owner, if possible, to mitigate and resolve the situation. Then if necessary, apply relevant law enforcement (which can have varying lengths of time as required by law) to resolve the violation, up to and including impound.