What is a Surcharge?
The “911 Surcharge” is imposed by a local governing body, typically a 911 authority board, to pay for costs incurred for the continued operation of emergency telephone service within that governing body’s jurisdiction, such as for equipment, installation, and other directly related costs. See Section 29-11-102 (1)(a), C.R.S.
A governing body requesting approval pursuant to § 29-11-102(2)(b) for a charge in excess of seventy cents per month shall file an Application with this Commission pursuant to 4 CCR 723-2, Rules 2002. Funds collected from the charges imposed shall be used for its intended purpose pursuant to § 29-11-104(2)(a)(I). Supporting documentation (cost, budget projections, audits) justifying the proposed increase in the surcharge shall be included in the Application.
As of October 23, 2019 surcharges have been historically set as shown on the attached graph.