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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
Ordinance limiting the operation of adult entertainment establishments Community Planning & Permitting
Animal Control Ordinance


  • 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
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Repealed #2012-1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 Repealed may 5, 2012 Sheriff’s Office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
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
Gun Violence Prevention

A series of ordinances aimed at preventing gun violence. For details, visit: Gun Violence Prevention Ordinances 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
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
Parking Enforcement Ordinance
An ordinance pertaining to the enforcement of parking restrictions on county property within incorporated city limits of Boulder County 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
#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
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
Traffic Code
An ordinance for the regulation of traffic; the 2010 edition of the “model traffic code” repeals all ordinances in conflict therewith 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