Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

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
Ordinance limiting the operation of adult entertainment establishments Community Planning & Permitting
Animal Control Ordinance
An ordinance repealing ordinance no. 2019-01, and amending and re-enacting these rules and regulations governing animal control Sheriff’s Office
Clean Up Of Illegal Methamphetamine Laboratories
An ordinance establishing guidelines and regulations for clean-up of methamphetamine labs Public Health
Gabi Hoefler (email)
Construction-Related Stormwater Quality
Regulations for construction-related stormwater quality, incorporated into Articles 7-904 and 18 of the Boulder County Land Use Code. Public Works
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Repealed #2012-1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 Repealed may 5, 2012 Sheriff’s Office
Fire Bans and Open Burning Requirements #2023-1 An ordinance repealing and replacing Ordinance 2022-7 and amending and reenacting these rules and regulations concerning open fire bans and open burning permit and notification requirements

An ordinance authorizing open fire bans during conditions of high fire danger, banning rubbish burning, and enacting open burning permit requirements and notice requirements for agricultural burning.

Sheriff’s Office
Gun Violence Prevention

A series of ordinances aimed at preventing gun violence. For details, visit: Gun Violence Prevention Ordinances

Note: Because of ongoing litigation, Boulder County has stayed enforcement of the portion of Ordinance No. 2022-5 related to assault weapons and large capacity magazines. Boulder County is enforcing the provisions of Ordinance No. 2022-5 related to rapid-fire trigger activators and ordinances 2022-2, 2022-3, 2022-4, and 2022-6.

Commissioners’ Office
Ordinance (I-Z) Description Office & Contact
Illegal Discharge
An ordinance protecting Boulder County storm drains and waterbodies from pollution. Public Health
Stormwater Quality Program Manager
Minimum Wage Ordinance
An ordinance to bring the minimum wage to $15.69/hour in response to the needs of unincorporated Boulder County’s lowest-paid workers in the face of the rising cost of living. Commissioners’ Office
Mosquito Control Ordinance
An ordinance assessing the cost of the county’s mosquito control area against those persons especially benefited by the service Public Health
Noise Ordinance
An ordinance pertaining to the regulation of noise on public and private property Sheriff’s Office
Parks and Open Space Areas
An ordinance pertaining to the enforcement of rules and regulations pertaining to Boulder County Parks & Open Space areas. Sheriff’s Office
Short-Term Dwelling Rentals and Vacation Rentals
2023-02 (Effective 3/5/24)
This ordinance repeals and replaces ordinance 2020-1.
An ordinance for the licensing of short-term dwelling rentals (STDR) and vacation rentals within the unincorporated area of Boulder County. Community Planning & Permitting
Smoking Ordinance
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
Traffic and Parking Ordinance
An ordinance for the regulation of traffic and parking within the unincorporated county and on county-owned properties located within incorporated city limits. Sheriff’s Office
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