Downtown Best Practices for Safety and Transient Activity
What are the laws?
- It is not illegal to be homeless.
- It is not illegal to be intoxicated in public or on private property.
- It is not illegal to panhandle on public property.
- Trespassing on private property is illegal.
- Trespassing when previously warned is illegal.
- Harassment (grabbing or persistent annoying behavior) may be illegal.
- Urinating, Defecating, or Exposing oneself is illegal.
- Drinking an open container of alcohol in public is illegal.
Helpful Tips for These Situations
Loitering on public property
- It is not illegal to loiter on public property.
- If a person is obstructing an entrance or passage, you can ask them to move on.
- If a person has an aggressive behavior, you can call 911.
Loitering on private property
- Respectfully/assertively ask person(s) to leave your property.
- If person won’t leave business or property, call non-emergency # (303) 651-8501.
- If person becomes difficult and you feel unsafe, call 911.
- Police can issue a No Trespassing Notice to the individual.
- If you feel an individual or situation is dangerous and requires emergency attention, call 911.
- If you find litter/trash on or around your property, please dispose of it as best you can. If any trash on adjacent public property, please pick up what you can and/or contact LDDA to report.
Possessions left on property
- If you suspect someone is camping/staying overnight you can leave a note asking them to move by “this date”.
- Call HOPE and they will check on them and help move them (720-210-7217) or call the LDDA at (303) 651-8484.
- If you experience damage to your property, document (take pictures) and report/send to police, the LDDA, and to your insurance company.
Police Non-Emergency: (303) 651-8501
Police Main #: (303) 651-8555
Longmont Fire Main #: (303) 651-8437
Longmont Downtown Development Authority: (303) 651-8484
250 3rd Ave.
- Daily Hot Meals, Breakfast and lunch
- Bus passes can be provided (job interviews, medical appointments)
- Emergency Shelter for Families
- Starting Place Day Services
- Case Management
- Rent & Utilities Assistance
- Clothing Bank & Food Pantry
- Referrals to the Inn Between and Atwood Shelter (EFAA)
- Self-Sufficiency Skills Classes
Street Outreach, 6 – 9 p.m., (720) 210-7217
- Nightly Street Outreach, 6 – 9 p.m.
- Food, water, clothing, hygiene supplies, blankets, etc.
- Transportation to Available Shelter, 6 – 8 p.m.
- Evening Drop-In Center
- 3 – 6 p.m., Mondays & Thursdays: October - April
- 6 – 9 p.m., Mondays & Thursdays: April - October
- Showers, laundry, computer access
- Direct Client Support
- Field-based case management, coordination of services and referrals, follow-up care
- Emergency Assistance
- Motel vouchers, gas for vehicles, bridge rent, etc.
Any questions, please contact the LDDA at (303) 651-8484.