Dead Animal Disposal
Property owners are responsible for disposing of all animal remains located on private property. We recommend that you wear gloves and place the remains in plastic bags and dispose them with household trash. There are also private companies that perform this service for a fee.
Large (deer-sized) animal carcasses on county maintained roads, that are causing a traffic hazard, can be requested to be removed from the roadway by Boulder County Public Works.
If you have a large number of animal mortalities due to disease, please contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture for guidance.
The Boulder County Animal Control Unit provides services to the unincorporated areas of Boulder County, and the towns of Lyons, Superior and Jamestown.
The cities of Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, and Nederland provide for animal control services through their respective police departments; for information about local ordinances, contact the respective municipality.