Laws & Ordinances

Codes, resolutions, and ordiances vary by jurisdiction. You can find information specific to where you live by clicking on the appropriate area in the Law menu above. Animal Law Enforcement (ALE) also enforces Colorado Revised Statutes that address domestic animals. Please note, this information is provided as a convenience for citizens. ALE strives to keep this information current, but does not guarantee its accuracy. You should always check with your local jurisdiction to ensure you have the most complete and accurate information available.

Colorado State Statutes
Title 18: Criminal Code
(Article 9 Offenses Against Public Peace, Order and Decency, Part 2 Cruelty to Animals)