About the Castle Pines Home Rule Charter

The Charter is a community’s “constitution” and most important guiding document. The City’s Charter outlines the following:

  • Structure and organization of government
  • Business procedures to be followed by municipal government
  • Powers and limitations of municipal officials and agencies

The Charter cannot be easily amended, so great care has gone into drafting it.


Under Home Rule, Castle Pines residents are given greater authority to create laws that meet the needs and expectations of the community.


Go to www.engage.castlepinesco.gov/home-rule to learn more about the Charter and read FAQs about this important document.


Home Rule Charter Commission Adopts Draft Charter

On January 30, the Home Rule Charter voted in favor of adopting the draft Charter. View the adopted Home Rule Charter online.


Home Rule Charter Summary

Are you interested in a simplified breakdown of each Article in the Charter? This handy spreadsheet is intended to better explain what each section of the Charter really means. 


Home Rule Charter Commission Presentation to City Council

The Charter Commission presented the adopted Charter to City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Residents can watch the full presentation online. 


City Council Approves Resolution 19-17 Urging a "Yes" Vote May 14

At their April 9 City Council meeting, City Council unanimously voted in favor of Resolution 19-17 urging a "YES" vote.

Ballot Information

When filing out your ballot, please remember to: 

  • Completely fill in the oval with blue or black pen
  • Place ballot into the secrecy sleeve, and then place the secrecy sleeve into the return envelope before sealing
  • Complete the voter affirmation by  filling in your name, address, date and signature on the back of the return envelope
  • Either affix a $0.55 stamp and place your ballot in the mail or drop off at the ballot box located on the backside of the Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane

All ballots must be received by 7pm on May 14 (post marks do not count)

Important Dates

  • May 14, 2019 - Election Day
  • April 9, 2019 - City Council urges a "YES" vote in favor of the Home Rule Charter election via Resolution 19-17
  • Feb. 26, 2019 - City Council refers the draft charter to the voters

Meeting Documents

Meeting Date Meeting Packet/Agenda Meeting Minutes
November 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 29, 2018 Packet Minutes
December 3, 2018 Packet Minutes
December 10, 2018 Packet Minutes
December 17, 2018


January 7, 2019 Packet Minutes
January 14, 2019 Packet Minutes
January 30, 2019 Packet Minutes


Staff Contact

Tobi Basile

City Clerk



Home Rule Timeline