Investment in Public Safety
Castle Rock’s brave firefighters put their lives on the line every day they show up to their fire stations to keep you safe. In addition to extinguishing fires, your firefighters respond to car crashes, hazardous materials and technical rescue incidents, and are also trained paramedics. We continue to put more and more responsibilities on our plate because you deserve nothing less than excellence in public safety.
We’re only able to provide all of these services because of the investment made in public safety by our residents. Castle Rock is primarily funded by sales tax and collects very little in property taxes. For example, the average homeowner in Castle Rock pays $35.53 for property taxes to the town. While that number remains low, Castle Rock’s firefighters are able to provide excellence to our residents. Throughout the years, Castle Rock’s residents and elected officials have and continue to be extremely supportive of its firefighters, and we continue to be humbled by the help and assistance our town has given us. But without additional support in the coming years, our firefighters may not be able to keep up with the growth of our town.
Continually funding for increased staffing, future stations, and exceptional service that is provided by the extremely low property tax is no longer sustainable by 2025. This means our community will need to vote and provide feedback on what are the best options. Without changing how funds are obtained, our exceptional service will be affected in the future.