Urban Drainage & Flood Control District

General Information: The UDFC District was established by the Colorado legislature in 1969 for the purpose of assisting local governments in the Denver metropolitan area with multi-jurisdictional drainage and flood control problems. The District covers an area of 1,608 square miles and includes Denver, parts of the six surrounding counties, and all or parts of 32 incorporated cities and towns. There are about 1,600 miles of "major drainageways" which are defined as draining at least 1,000 acres. The population of the District is approximately 2.3 million people.
District Oversight: The UDFC District is an independent agency governed by a 23-member board of directors.  The Board is comprised of locally elected officials (i.e. mayors, county commissioners and city council members) who are appointed to the Board.  These twenty-one members select two registered professional engineers to fill out the Board.  The Board meets approximately 10 to 11 times per year to review and approve the District’s operations and finances.
Property Tax Usage: Property taxes collected by the District are used to fund the general operations of the District.
Mill Levy Restrictions: The District may change the mill levy between 0.000 and 1.000 for any calendar year.  However, the District is restricted from raising the mill levy above 1.000 without first obtaining approval from the registered voters and property owners within the District.
External Website: Click here to open the UDFC District's website.
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