This page relates to code concerns that affect public safety and quality of life in the City of Boulder which are handled by the Code Enforcement Unit, part of the Boulder Police Department.
To report a possible code violation related to residential and commercial building safety, right of ways, rental housing licensing, marijuana retail and growing facilities, and zoning, please go to the Planning & Development Services - Code Concerns page.
Report a Concern
See the violation categories
Code Enforcement officers investigate code violations related to:
- Bear Resistant Container Required; No Warnings Issued
- Composting and Recycling Required;
- Trash Concerns;
- Illegal Use of Dumpsters;
- Outdoor Furniture Restriction (University Hill Neighborhood Only);
- Overgrown Sidewalk Obstructions;
- Sidewalk Snow & Ice Removal;
- Signs in the Right-of-way;
- Smoking in Public Places;
- Special Trash Service (University Hill and Goss-Grove Neighborhoods);
- Weed Control and Tall Vegetation; and
- Wood Burning Restrictions.
Submit your report
- Find the relevant code violation and follow instructions to submit your complaint to non-emergency dispatch
- You can reach non-emergency dispatch at 303-441-1875 to ask questions or report a code violation.
- Following the first violation, written notice of the violation will be given;
- Following a second violation within the one year (Aug. 1 to July 31) period, the city will schedule a settlement meeting involving all anyone who might be named as defendants in any nuisance abatement proceeding. Note: The purpose of the settlement meeting is to obtain a voluntary compliance agreement, in which relevant parties agree to take corrective action to abate and avoid nuisance conditions.
- If no voluntary compliance agreement is achieved, or if an agreement is achieved but the city determines that a party has failed to comply with the terms of the agreement, the matter may be referred to the City Attorney for evaluation and potential filing of a nuisance abatement action.
Find the Status of Your Report
This is the fastest and simplest way to get a property report by address.
- Go to the Property Search by Address page and follow the instructions.
Online map search
Go to eMapLink and search by address.
- The map will zoom into the parcel.
- Click on View Enforcement Summary Report link to view the report.
If there is more than one address associated with the parcel:
- Turn on the "Address Points" layer on the map
- Make sure the pop-up window with the main address reports is closed
- Select the appropriate address point on the map
- Click on View Enforcement Summary Report link to view the report
- Call Code Enforcement
Enforcement Activity reports show enforcement activity by the City of Boulder within the past 24 months.
- Boulder Police Department State summonses;
- Municipal Court summonses; and
- Case status.