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1. Barking Dogs Online Request Available
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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. 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...


3. 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...


4. 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 ...


5. Setbacks for Property Lines Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

Prior to construction of additions, or structures, all distances from property lines (setbacks) must comply with the City code. View more information regarding building distances from property lines (...


6. 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...


7. 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...


8. 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...


9. Other (Miscellaneous) Online Request Available
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Can't find the answer you are looking for in Ask Arvada? Please fill out the form with questions or comments and we will get right back to you.This information was brought to you by the City Manager's...


10. Building Inspections
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

Inspections are required after obtaining the required permits for building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work.  Permits are required for all sorts of work, including roofing, solar, siding...

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