Douglas County Animal Law Enforcement

The Douglas County Division of Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) provides animal control services to:

  • Castle Pines North
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Larkspur
  • Unincorporated Douglas County

ALE’s primary function is to enforce Ordinances, Codes, and Colorado Revised Statutes that address domestic animals.  These laws primarily pertain to:

  • Animals running at large
  • Bites (domestic and wild animals)
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Dangerous animals
  • Keeping of animals/sanitary requirements
  • Licensing and vaccination requirements
  • Noisy pets

Animal Law Enforcement Officers are empowered with authority by the Cities and Counties served.  Officers may also be Agents of the Bureau of Animal Protection.  All ALE Officers are recognized as Peace Officers by 30-15-105 and 30-42-107 C.R.S.