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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
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Repealed #2012-1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 Repealed may 5, 2012 Sheriff’s Office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 #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
303-441-3600
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
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
Minimum Wage Ordinance
2023-4
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
303-441-3500
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
Parks and Open Space Areas
2023-024
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
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
303-441-3930
Smoking Ordinance
#2021-01
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 and Parking Ordinance
#2023-3
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
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