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1. Barking Dogs Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Animals

It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of an animal to allow that animal to create a disturbance by loud, persistent, or habitual barking, howling, yelping or other unreasonable noise. If po...


2. Junked, Abandoned, Inoperable or Unlicensed Vehicles Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

To report a violation of this code, contact the Police Department if the vehicle is on public right of way (streets, sidewalks, etc.) at 720-898-6900, or contact Code Enforcement if the vehicle is on ...


3. Water Conservation Online Request Available
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The largest indoor water use in most homes is toilet flushing.  Showers and baths consume the next largest volume of water, and household laundry is the third largest consumer in most homes. To c...


4. Building Permit Requirements and Fees Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

Building permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair any structure in the City of Arvada.  Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits are required for almost ever...


5. Other (Code Enforcement) Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement's goal is to preserve and enhance existing commercial and residential areas as quality areas to live and shop, and to provide a quality living environment for the citizens of Arv...


6. Plan Reviews - Residential and Commercial Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

Residential Plans must be submitted for all new or remodeling residential construction in the City of Arvada.  Two complete sets of plans, including site plan, must be submitted to the Building I...


7. Soft Pellet Gun Law
Ask Arvada / Police Department

The Colorado Revised Statues, State Law, defines a "Handgun" as a pistol, revolver, or other firearm of any description, loaded or unloaded, from which any shot, bullet, or other missile can be discha...


8. Recreational Vehicles Parked on Streets Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

Recreational vehicles are not allowed to be stored on a public street.Sec. 54-174. Parking, storage and use of major recreational equipment. The Model Traffic Code is hereby amended to read as follows...


9. Street Lights Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Streets -Signals -Signs

The City of Arvada contracts with Xcel Energy to provide street lighting in the City. Requests for new streetlights are received and reviewed by the City's Engineering Division. Staff will determine t...


10. Noise Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

The complete noise ordinance is rather long and is broken into numerous sections. We recommend you check City Ordinance 38-62 if you want to get all of the specifics. Basically, the time for quiet h...

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