Ordinances

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. Ordinances that have been repealed or amended by more current versions are not included here. To obtain an official/certified copy of any county ordinance, please contact the Clerk and Recorder's Office at (970) 264-8350.

Ordinance Log

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1-1980 - Regulating the Compliance with Federal Regulation of Refuse Bins
2-1989 - Parking of Commercial Vehicles in Residential Subdivisions
4-1990 - Regulating the Dumping of Trash, Junk and Garbage from Vehicles on Public or Private Property
6-2003 - County-Wide Curfew for Minors; Curfew Violations, Penalty and Enforcement Provisions of Curfew Violations
7-2003 - County-Wide Curfew Involving Minors; Violations by parents or Guardians, Penalty and Enforcement Provisions of Curfew Violations
8-2003 - Enforcement of Fire Bans (To Reduce the Danger of Wildfires)
9-2008 - Amendment and Restatement of Nuisance Ordinance No. 9-2008
13-2015 - Regulation and Licensing of Marijuana Business Establishments
17-2016 - Amended and Restated - Adopting Vehicle Type and Speed Regulations for Cascade Avenue
18-2017 - Amended and Restated For the Regulation of Open Burning in the Unincorporated Areas of Archuleta County
20-2018 - Amended and Restated Noxious Weeds Ordinance
21-2019 - 2018 Edition of the Model Traffic Code and Model Traffic Code with Highlighted Revisions
22-2019 - Concerning Noise Levels in Unincorporated Archuleta County
82-2022 - For Vaccination, Control and Impoundment of Dogs in Archuleta County, Colorado
23-2023 Ordinance for the Control of Dogs and Other Pet Animals in the Unincorporated Area of Archuleta County

 
Ordinance Adoption Process

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.