The purpose of codes
The purpose of the Town of Castle Rock Municipal Code is to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. The Town takes great pride in maintaining one of the safest communities along Colorado's Front Range. Codes promote our quality of life in Castle Rock and help ensure the safety of our residents. Additionally, codes help to protect property values by ensuring planned development meets the Town's zoning and land-use regulations.
Community code enforcement
Code regulations in our community prohibit activities that would disrupt or change the nature of neighborhoods. The regulations promote public health by prohibiting the accumulation of debris and other issues. Here are some helpful links to common code violation topics.
You can find answers to questions about common code violations by visiting the maintaining your residential property page.
The Zoning Division does not enforce animal codes. Please visit the Police Department's Animal Control Unit webpage which offers valuable information on licensing your dog, how to file an animal complaint and more.
Code enforcement ensures that construction meets Town guidelines. This includes the Town's Construction Hours of Operation which are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Quiet Hours are from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) Read the section pertaining to construction noise in the Municipal Code.
Review the Zoning regulations for contractors and builders (PDF).
Report a concern
Report a concern about construction noise using our eTRAKIT Development Portal.
Title 8, Health and Safety, in the Municipal Code requires all properties to be maintained clear of weeds throughout the year.
Public nuisance standards
Weeds constitute a public nuisance when they:
- Create a fire hazard
- Are a source of contamination or pollution of water, air or property
- Become a danger to health
- Create a breeding place or habitation for insects or rodents
- Are harmful to human habitations
- Are unsightly to their surroundings
Weed height restriction
Weeds may be no taller than 12 inches above the ground at all times during the year.
Weed abatement may be accomplished by hand trimming and mowing. Regular landscape maintenance can minimize weed growth through responsible, preventative herbicide application.
What happens if I don't keep my weeds under control?
The Town sends reminder letters to property owners that are in violation of the Municipal Code throughout the year. Property owners are urged to keep their property clear of weeds and overgrown vegetation. Failure to comply with the Municipal Code Health and Safety regulations could result in Code Enforcement action.
The Town of Castle Rock strives to set a high aesthetic standard to preserve the rich traditions and quality of life. Please assess your property and take necessary action toward weed abatement.
Visit the Noxious Weeds page, where you'll learn about the Noxious Weeds Act along with tips to manage them.
Report a concern:
Report a concern on our eTRAKiT Development Portal.
Thank you for helping us to keep Castle Rock a safe and beautiful community.