Laws & Ordinances Douglas County

Below are direct links to the Codes and Resolutions in Douglas County as well as the Colorado Revised Statutes pertaining to animals which the ALE Department also enforces in all of the communities served.  This information is being provided as a convenience for citizens.  The Animal Law Enforcement Department strives to keep this information current but does not guarantee its accuracy and citizens should always check with their local jurisdiction to ensure they have the most complete and accurate information available.

Douglas County

Douglas County Resolutions 098-100

Douglas County Resolutions 999-177

Colorado State Statues - reference the following:

  • Title 18 Criminal Code
  • Article 9 Offenses Against Public Peace, Order and Decency
  • Part 2 Cruelty to Animals

How many dogs/cats can I legally own?


Douglas County: Four (4) adult dogs at one residence. An adult dog is defined as a dog that is 4 months of age or older. Resolution R-998-100 1.05 (4)