Official Certified Ordinance Copies

The following ordinances are included on our website for informational purposes only. They should not be considered an official public record of the county. To obtain an official / certified copy of any county ordinance, please contact the Clerk and Recorder's Office at (970) 264-8350.


Ordinance Adoption


Pursuant to CRS Section 30-15-405 and 406, county ordinances are typically adopted on first reading at a Board of County Commissioners business meeting. Subsequently, after notice has been provided in the newspaper, the Board of County Commissioners will adopt an ordinance at a second and final reading, which is conducted at a public hearing.

Effective Dates

If adopted as an emergency ordinance, the ordinance will take effect immediately. Otherwise, all ordinances go into effect 30 days after publication after the second and final reading.