In Case of Emergency: The Ultimate Denver Emergency Contact List for Homeowners

Jacquelyn Mabry, Realtor
Jacquelyn Mabry, Realtor
Published on February 7, 2018

When you’re moving into a new house, chances are good that you’ll be more worried about whether or not you have to buy a fridge rather than what’s going to be on your fridge. But as you’re getting comfortable in your new Denver home, we want to make sure you’re also feeling confident in your ability to reach out for community help if needed, so here is a list of essential emergency- and non-emergency- contact numbers for you to put on that new fridge (and in your phone), just in case.

Denver emergency contact number 1

Denver Police Department(Non-Emergency)- (702) 913-2000

Call this number to report any suspicious or potentially dangerous activity, or to report a violation of the law that has already occurred. If there is immediate danger or if a crime is in progress, be sure to call 911.

Denver emergency contact number 2

Colorado Poison Control Center (Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center)- 1-800-222-1222

This hotline is the place to call if someone has accidentally ingested household cleaner, come into contact with harmful chemicals, or has been bitten by a potentially dangerous insect or snake. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is 100% free and confidential, and trained nurses, pharmacists and toxicologists will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Denver emergency contact number 3

Denver Animal Control (Denver Animal Protection)- dial 3-1-1 or call (720) 913-1311

Denver Animal Protection promotes the humane treatment of animals, enforces county animal ordinances, reunites lost pets with families, and finds homes for stray pets. The DAP also operates Denver Animal Shelter. Call if you see a stray animal running around or if you feel an animal may be in danger.

Denver emergency contact number 4

Denver Wildlife and Pest Control (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)- (303) 291-7227

Call Colorado Parks and Wildlife if you are concerned about an unwanted wild animal inside your home or on your property, especially if you feel the animal may be a threat. Trained staff are on hand to assist in wildlife removal, relocation, and/or rehabilitation. 


Denver emergency contact number 5

Denver Fire DepartmentNon-Emergency- dial 3-1-1 or call (720) 913-1311

Have a question or concern about home fire safety or a damaged or improperly functioning fire hydrant? Give your local fire department a call on this non-emergency number. Again, if there is immediate danger to you or another person, always call 911.

Denver emergency contact number 6

Denver Water Department– (303) 893-2444 (for after-hours emergencies call 303-628-6801)

If your water tastes, smells, or looks unusual, or if you suspect there may be a serious leak or a broken water line, call the Denver Water Department. Denver Water provides emergency water response 24 hours a day. 

(For emergency sewage services call 303-446-3400 to reach the Wastewater Management Division, Dept. of Public Works)

Denver emergency contact number 7

Power Company (Xcel Energy)- (800) 895-4999; for power outages call 1-800-895-1999

If you experience a power outage, be sure to report it promptly to assist the electric company in assessing the scope of the electrical issue so they can restore power to you and your neighbors as soon as possible. 

If you think there may be a gas leak or gas emergency, call 1-800-895-2999

Denver emergency contact number 8

Tow Truck Companies

It’s never fun to have to deal with a car breakdown, but if you have a towing company you trust, it can turn a rotten experience into a minor inconvenience. Here are three of the top-rated towing companies in Denver to help you when you get stuck:

As you get settled into your new home, you can add to this list with the names and numbers of your local doctor, hospitals, your children’s schools, a senior care facility where you may have family members living, your neighbors, church leaders, veterinarian, and anyone else you might need to contact in a hurry. Having this list handy will give you peace of mind as you get to know your new Denver community.

Have we missed anything? What are your must-have emergency contact numbers? Leave a comment and let us know!



In Case of Emergency: The Ultimate Denver Emergency Contact List for Homeowners
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