Animal, Parking, & Code Enforcement (Community Services Division)

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Animal Control

  • Nuisance Code Violations (weeds, junk, snow, etc.)

  • Abandoned Vehicles & Parking complaints 

The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for the enforcement of our municipal ordinances, which protect the basic character of residential and business areas. We do this through investigation of items, such as junk vehicles and weed and rubbish complaints. We preserve the character of Rifle neighborhoods by ensuring compliance with the regulations of the Municipal Code, designed to maintain a quality appearance for the community.

Community Approach
Our approach is to establish relationships with both the community and business owners, to communicate various city codes and to assist with a proactive solution to solving problems 
  1. Nuisance Code Violations
  2. Animal Control
  3. Abandoned Vehicles & Parking Code
The following is basic information about the Rifle Municipal Code. For more detailed information please see the City of Rifle's Municipal Code.

Snow and Ice Removal


Snow and ice shall be removed from sidewalks adjacent to all developed or vacant property within 24 hours after every snowfall.


Inoperable Cars on Private Property


It is unlawful to permit or allow a wrecked, inoperable, unlicensed or discarded vehicle to remain on private property longer than 30 days in any 12 month period unless the vehicle is in an enclosed building.

Junk, Trash and other Nuisances


Any damaged merchandise, garbage, litter, trash, rubbish, wrecked vehicles, inoperable cars, accumulation of junk of any type upon any private or public property, except in areas specifically zoned for such, are prohibited.


Outdoor Storage of Tires


Outdoor storage of tires is prohibited in residential districts, except that up to 2 per dwelling unit may be kept outside for up to 1 week on private property within a residential district.

Weeds and Grasses 


Weeds and grasses at or above 8 inches are prohibited. This includes developed or vacant land.

Property owners, occupants or tenants are also responsible for maintaining the public right of way along the side of, in front of or in the rear of the property, or between the property line and the traveled portion of any street, roadway or alley.

To speak with a Rifle PD Code Enforcement Officer, or to report a violation, please call Garfield County Dispatch at (970) 625-8095

To learn more about these codes or any other Rifle Municipal Code, click on this link to be redirected to the City of Rifle’s Municipal Codes.

To speak with a Rifle PD Code Enforcement Officer, or to report a violation, please call Garfield County Dispatch at (970) 625-8095

To learn more about these codes or any other Rifle Municipal Code, click on this link to be redirected to the City of Rifle’s Municipal Codes.

To speak with a Rifle PD Code Enforcement Officer, or to report a violation, please call Garfield County Dispatch at (970) 625-8095

To learn more about these codes or any other Rifle Municipal Code, click on this link to be redirected to the City of Rifle’s Municipal Codes.

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  1. Code Enforcement Officer(s)

    To speak with a Rifle PD Code Enforcement Officer, or to report a violation, please call Garfield County Dispatch at (970) 625-8095

Informational videos:

Ice Removal

Leash Law

Trees Clearances

Barking Dogs

Animals Left In Vehicles