Information and Registration for the Party Registration Program

The Party Registration Program allows residents to notify the Police Department of a planned party. The goal of this program is to promote being a good neighbor, while providing the police department an opportunity to partner with community members to better address their concerns

Party Registration Program

  • Community members who live in the City of Boulder can register their party on our mobile app or using the below form.
  • If during your registered party, the Boulder Police Department receives a complaint in reference to the noise or other issue, the listed contact(s) for the party may receive a telephone call from police dispatch. The dispatcher will inform the resident that there has been a complaint in reference to their party and they have 20-minutes to end the party.
  • Failure to end the party within the 20-minute window, or subsequent complaints, may result in an officer being dispatched to the residence, which could result in a summons being issued.
  • Registering a party is not a permit and does not authorize you or your residence to violate any City of Boulder or State of Colorado laws or regulations. In addition, just because a party is registered, does not mean officers are prohibited from making contact and/or requesting the party be shut down at any point.


  • Community members who register their party are provided an added courtesy from the police department and an opportunity to voluntarily comply with the request to end their party, following a complaint, prior to any law enforcement contact. Thus decreasing the probability of law enforcement contact and the potential issuance of a summons.
  • Allows Boulder Police staff to be available for other calls for service and address other community concerns.
  • Provides Boulder Police staff a resource to more quickly address community concerns in reference to a nuisance party. By allowing a dispatcher to contact the residents by telephone, community members will potentially have their complaint resolved without having to wait the added time for a uniformed officer to be available.

Notice for CU Boulder Students

University of Colorado students must register as a student below and attend an in-person party registration orientation during business hours (M-F 9:00-5:00) with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations (OCHNR) in UMC 313. A passcode will be provided to register as a student. Students that register a party without receiving the orientation (or who do not register as a student) may have their party registration voided. Greek organizations must make an appointment with OCHNR ( for a Greek specific orientation.

As of 9/6/22, the passcode to register has been updated due to Boulder ordinance changes related to noise. To receive the new passcode, please visit OCHNR in UMC 313.