Official Certified Ordinance Copies

The following ordinances are included on our website for informational purposes only. They should not be considered an official public record of the county. To obtain an official/certified copy of any county ordinance, please contact the Clerk and Recorder's Office at (970) 264-8350.

Ordinance Log
1-80 Refuse Bins 1-31-1980 
2-80 Control Of Dogs 5-15-1980
1-1989 Regulation Of Speed On Piedra Road 6-5-1989 
2-1989 Parking Of Commercial Vehicles In Residential Subdivisions 11-13-1989
4-1990 - Dumping of Trash, Junk And Garbage From Vehicles On Public Or Private Property 7-31-1990 
2000-5 Enforcement Of Fire Bans 7-27-2000
2002-31 Vaccination, Control and Impoundment Of Dogs 4-30-2002
2003-6 Curfew For Minors; Curfew Violations, Penalty And Enforcement Provisions 5-20-2003
2003-7 Minor Curfew Violations By Parents, Guardians Etc. 5-20-2003
2003-8 Enforcement Of Fire Bans 6-5-2003
2003-8A Noise Levels 7-29-2003
2008-1 Repealing Ordinance No. 5-1990 (Pagosa Lakes Speed Limits) 1-8-2008
9-2008 Regulation To Abate, Control And Require Removal Of Nuisance Activities 9-16-2008
9-2008 Amended and Restated Regs To Abate, Control And Require Removal Of Nuisance 7-22-2009
10-2010 Repealing MMJ Moratorium And Enabling Certain Operations 10-5-2010
11-2013 Medical Marijuana 7-9-2013
13-2015  Regulation and Licensing of Marijuana Business Establishment 7-31-2015
18-2017 Regulation Of Open Burning 4-18-2017
18-2017 Amended and Restated Regulation Of Open Burning 4-19-2018
17-2016 Amended and Restated Cascade Avenue - Adopting Vehicle Type And Speed 4-1-2018
20-2018 Noxious Weeds Ordinance 1-2-2019
18-2017 Open Burning In Unincorporated Areas of Archuleta County
Ordinance 21-2019 10-1-2019
21-2019 - 2018 Edition of the Model Traffic Code 12-17-2019
22-2019 - Concerning Noise Levels in Unincorporated Archuleta County 12-17-2019

Ordinance Adoption


Pursuant to CRS Section 30-15-405 and 406, county ordinances are typically adopted on first reading at a Board of County Commissioners business meeting. Subsequently, after notice has been provided in the newspaper, the Board of County Commissioners will adopt an ordinance at a second and final reading, which is conducted at a public hearing.

Effective Dates

If adopted as an emergency ordinance, the ordinance will take effect immediately. Otherwise, all ordinances go into effect 30 days after publication after the second and final reading.