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County Ordinances

County Ordinances

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Ordinance (Alphabetical) Full Name of Ordinance Office & Contact
Adult Entertainment Ordinance
#1994-01
Ordinance limiting the operation of adult entertainment establishments Land Use Department
303-441-3930
planner@bouldercounty.org
Animal Control Ordinance
#2019-1
An ordinance repealing ordinance no. 2012-6, and amending and reenacting these rules and regulations governing animal control. Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Burn Permit Ordinance
#2014-01
An ordinance concerning the open burn permit system, notification process of open burns, and restrictions during red flag days, high wind watch days and high wind warning days 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
Erin Dodge (email)
Construction-Related Stormwater Discharge
#2012-5
An ordinance pursuant to c.r.s. section 30-15-401(11) regulating construction-related stormwater discharge (to be incorporated into amendments to articles 7-904 and 18 of the Boulder County Land Use Code per docket dc-12-0006) Transportation Department
303-441-3900
Chad Schroeder
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Repealed #2012-1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 Repealed may 5, 2012 Sheriff’s Office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
Open Fire Ban Authorization Ordinance
#2018-01
Ordinance authorizing the Board of County Commissioners or county sheriff to declare a ban on open fires Sheriff’s Office
303-441-3600
Illicit Stormwater Discharge
#2012-04
An ordinance concerning illicit stormwater discharge Public Health
303-441-1143
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
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
NEW Draft 2021
#2021-01 DRAFT
Governor Polis signed into law HB 19-1076, effective on July 1, 2019, which amended the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act (the “Act”), C.R.S. §§ 25-14-201-209, that regulates smoking in most indoor areas open to the public, in public meetings, in food service establishments, and in places of employment. The Act authorizes local authorities to enact, adopt, and enforce smoking regulations that cover the same subject matter as the Act, so long as the local regulations are no less stringent than the Act.Ordinance 2021-1 amends and replaces the previous Boulder County smoke-free ordinance, 2004-2 in order to make Boulder County’s smoke-free regulations consistent with, and at least as stringent as, the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act.Ordinance 2021-1 aims to regulate and prohibit smoking and electronic smoking device use in certain indoor and outdoor public places in order to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Boulder County.

Public Health Staff believes that this Ordinance is both proper under the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act and related statutes, and necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Boulder County against the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke.

#2004-02

An ordinance prohibiting smoking 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