Downtown Best Practices for Safety and Transient Activity

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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.

Property damage

  • If you experience damage to your property, document (take pictures) and report/send to police, the LDDA, and to your insurance company.

Phone Numbers

Police Non-Emergency: (303) 651-8501

Police Main #: (303) 651-8555

Longmont Fire Main #: (303) 651-8437

Longmont Downtown Development Authority: (303) 651-8484

Community Resources

OUR Center
(303) 772-5529
250 3rd Ave.


  • Daily Hot Meals, Breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation
  • 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

(720) 494-4673
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.