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Overlay District


The Independence Overlay Metropolitan District is a Title 32 Special District that was established on September 7, 2017 for the purpose of financing public improvements for the use and benefit of the residents and taxpayers of the Districts. The District encompass 1,011 acres, is located in Northwest Elbert County, and acts in lieu of an Homeowners Association (HOA).  The District is responsible for maintaining recreation facilities and common space areas in the community. 

District Design Guidelines, Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR), and other guiding documents can be found under the "Important Info" tab.

The District is also responsible for the coordination of Trash and Recycling services for Independence residents.  Copies of the Trash & Recycling pickup schedule and recycling guidelines are also available under the "Important Info" tab.



2023 Trash and Recycling Service invoices have been processed for all occupied homes in the development and have either been emailed or mailed as of Tuesday - 20 December, 2023. 
The cost for these services for each residence for 2023 is $185.40, or $15.45 per month.
Please check your email or U.S. mail for your invoice.

Upcoming Events

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election for the District will be held on May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.  At that time two (2) directors will be elected for the District.   Two (2) directors will serve 4-year terms of Office.

A Call for Nominations is available by visiting the Election Info section of this website at:

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Conservation Community

The strategically and carefully planned Independence community employs innovative conservation methods to preserve open space, water, energy, and other natural resources to directly benefit all residents of Elbert County.


Space to Live

Independence offers the highest percentage of dedicated open space comparable to other master plan communities in Colorado. Over 433 acres will be preserved in a contiguous and natural state to encourage wildlife and migration throughout the community, while expansive setbacks from neighboring residences and local roads will reduce the community’s impact on current residents.



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