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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. 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...


3. 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...


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. Noise Disturbance
Ask Arvada / Police Department

City of Arvada does enforce noise ordinances. If you plan to have an outside party and use a sound system the police department suggests you: Contact all of your neighbors who may be within hearing...


7. Semi-Trucks and Large Vehicles Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

Semi-trucks and large vehicles (to include dump trucks)are not allowed in residential areas except for loading and unloading.Sec. 54-54.  Article I, section 513. Parking of major vehicles in resi...


8. BB Guns - Use of
Ask Arvada / Police Department

Shooting a BB gun is similar in nature to hitting a baseball, throwing a football, or any other activity that is allowed by law on your own property, but may cause damage to the property of another. A...


9. 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...


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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