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2023 Budget & Utility Rates


Adopted on November 17, the Parachute Town Council unanimously adopted the 2023 Town budget, which will guide the Town’s spending across all departments from January 1, 2023, through the end of the year. The budget also sets the Town’s rates and fees for the coming year, including utility rates. On average, the typical residential customer should anticipate a 4.3% ($4.28) increase to their monthly utility bill - beginning June 1, 2023. The revenue will be used to help defray the increased costs that the Town is experiencing in the water and wastewater utility departments, and it will help the Town continue to provide safe and reliable services. You can view the complete budget document and learn more at parachutecolorado.com.

2023 Proposed Budget

Town Manager Updates

Most weeks, the Town Manager will send the Town Council an Info Update Memorandum. These memos briefly cover upcoming Town events, regional news, upcoming issues, and Town occurrences from the previous week.  They are brief, informal, and prone to typos, but they are a good source of Town news. We will aim to publish the latest info update here within one week.

 Manager Updates Here

November 8, 2022, General Election

The Town of Parachute will be participating in the November 8, 2022, General Election with Garfield County. You should be receiving a letter from the Clerk & Recorders Office of Garfield County regarding your voter registration. PLEASE DO NOT DISREGARD this notice, as it will have information on how to ensure you receive your mail in ballot. Residents of the Town of Parachute proper will be able to vote on two additional questions. Head on over to our Elections page (Home>Departments>Town Clerk>Elections) for all the information. Please click the links below to read what you need.

Sample Ballot - English , Blue Book - English Boleta de Muestra - Español Folleto Informativo - Español

2022 Trails Plan

The Town is creating a Trails Plan in 2022! It’s one of the recommendations from the 2022 Comprehensive Plan. We want you to be a part of the process. Below is some information to help you understand the Trails Plan, how you can get involved, and the process of getting it adopted.

The Trails Plan demonstrates the Town’s commitment to delivering multi-use trails in the Parachute community. At the end of the project, the Trails Plan will provide a list of potential trail projects, including a prioritized list of projects, who is responsible for specific action steps, a list of local, state, and federal agencies who should be involved, identification of properties or easements needed to install trail segments, and the level of difficulty to implement.

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Draft Comprehensive Plan

On June 16, 2022, the Town of Parachute Town Council adopted the 2022 Master Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Parachute. Take a look!

Adopted Master Comprehensive Plan


Parachute Municipal Court

Parachute Municipal Court is held on the second Monday of every month at 1:40 pm for juveniles and 2:00 pm for adults; unless otherwise noticed. This court allows for virtual presence. However, appearing virtually is a privilege not a right. It is your responsibility to ensure AUDIO, VIDEO, and reliable internet speed. If you cannot, please plan on attending in person. If you are planning to attend virtually, please review, sign, and return your Advisement of Rights to Court Clerk; it can be found here or by clicking on the button below.

Court Clerk, Lucy Spalenka at lspalenka@parachutecolorado.com

Zoom & Court Info Here Advisement of Rights Fillable

Town Meetings

Town Meetings

Planning Commission meetings are regularly scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month. Town Council meetings are regularly scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of every month. Board of Adjustment meetings are only scheduled when there is a need. For public hearings scheduled before the Town Council, in addition to the agenda being posted on this website, you may also find the public notice in the Legals section of the Post Independent.

Town Council Meetings are held on the Third Thursday of every month, unless canceled.

Check out the Agenda

Planning Commission Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month unless canceled.

Check out the Agenda

Board of Adjustment meetings are nor regularly scheduled. If an issue arises that requires the Board of Adjustment, a meeting will be called and posted on this website.