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County Ordinances

County Ordinances

Every attempt has been made to ensure that information posted to this site is accurate and complete; however, to confirm the current true and correct copy of any ordinance as adopted and amended, please contact the office listed for the specific ordinance.

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Ordinance (A-H) Description Office & Contact
Adult Entertainment Ordinance
#1994-01
Ordinance limiting the operation of adult entertainment establishments Community Planning & Permitting
303-441-3930
planner@bouldercounty.org
Animal Control Ordinance

#2022-8

  • Approved 01/24/2023
  • Effective 02/26/2023
An ordinance repealing ordinance no. 2019-01, and amending and re- enacting these rules and regulations governing animal control Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Clean Up Of Illegal Methamphetamine Laboratories
#2019-2
An ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations for clean-up of methamphetamine labs Public Health
303-441-1566
Gabi Hoefler (email)
Construction-Related Stormwater Quality
#2012-5
Regulations for construction-related stormwater quality, incorporated into Articles 7-904 and 18 of the Boulder County Land Use Code. Public Works
303-441-3900
tdstormwater@bouldercounty.org
False Alarm Ordinance
Repealed #2012-1
An ordinance pertaining to the regulation of false alarms in unincorporated Boulder County. Repealed may 5, 2012 Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Fire Bans and Open Burning Requirements
#2022-7
An ordinance authorizing open fire bans during conditions of high fire danger and establishing open burning permitting requirements and notification requirements for agricultural burning. Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Gun Violence Prevention

A series of ordinances aimed at preventing gun violence. For details, visit: Gun Violence Prevention Ordinances Commissioners’ Office
303-441-3500
Ordinance (I-Z) Description Office & Contact
Illegal Discharge
#2012-04
An ordinance protecting Boulder County storm drains and waterbodies from pollution. Public Health
303-441-1564
Stormwater Quality Program Manager
Mosquito Control Ordinance
#2008-02
An ordinance assessing the cost of the county’s mosquito control area against those persons especially benefited by the service Public Health
303-441-1197
Noise Ordinance
#1992-28
An ordinance pertaining to the regulation of noise on public and private property Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Parking Enforcement Ordinance
#2017-1
An ordinance pertaining to the enforcement of parking restrictions on county property within incorporated city limits of Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Parks and Open Space Areas
#2020-099
An ordinance pertaining to the enforcement of rules and regulations pertaining to Boulder County Parks & Open Space areas. Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Short-Term Dwelling Rentals and Vacation Rentals
#2020-1 (adopted 12/3/2020)
An ordinance for the licensing of short-term dwelling rentals (STDR) and vacation rentals within the unincorporated area of Boulder County.
Memo providing background on short-term dwelling & vacation rentals.
Community Planning & Permitting
303-441-3930
Smoking Ordinance
#2021-01 (effective 6/27/21)
An ordinance repealing Ordinance #2004-2 and amending and reenacting these rules and regulations prohibiting smoking and electronic smoking device use in public places and places of employment in unincorporated Boulder County. Public Health
303-441-1564
Traffic Code
#2017-1
An ordinance for the regulation of traffic; the 2010 edition of the “model traffic code” repeals all ordinances in conflict therewith Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Waste Hauler Licensing Ordinance
#2019-3 updates the Commercial Recycling Compost Aggregates section and repeals and replaces Waste Hauler Ordinance #2016-01
An ordinance for the licensing of those in the business of collecting and transporting discarded materials within unincorporated Boulder County Administrative Services,
Resource Conservation Division
720-564-2224