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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. 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...


3. 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...


4. Livestock Regulations/Prohibited Animals Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Animals

Arvada law regulates the keeping of livestock, as well as smaller domestic pets and fowl.  Livestock, including horses, cattle, sheep, and goats, must remain at least 100 feet from any neighborin...


5. 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...


6. 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...


7. 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...


8. 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 ...


9. Landscape Mulch
Ask Arvada / Parks and Recreation

The Arvada Parks Department generates a considerable amount of wood mulch each year from tree maintenance operations and the Christmas Tree Recycling Program.  The mulch is stockpiled at the park...


10. Trains Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Traffic and Transportation

There are two active railroad lines through Arvada. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) line is located south of Ralston Road and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) runs diagonally through the nort...

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