Breed Specific Laws in Colorado

outline map of Colorado

If you know of any new bread specific legislation please send us a message so we can update the database. 

Colorado is a little bit interesting. The State of Colorado has specific legislation which prevents cities and counties from creating breed specific legislation.

However, some cities in Colorado have adopted “home rule” charters. Which basically state the the city acts as the basic governing body.

There 196 towns and 73 cities in Colorado, of which 61 cities and 35 towns are home rule municipalities. Source

You can read more about home rule charters here.

Colorado’s ban on BSL can been seen here:

City WebsiteView OrdinanceBreedsType of OrdinanceOrdinance Adopted
AuroraSection: 14-75Pit BullsBanOctober 2005
Commerce CitySection: 4-2011Pit BullsBanN/A
DenverSection: 8-55Pit BullsBan1989
Fort LuptonSection: 7-241Pit BullsBan2003 Revised 2004
Lone TreeSection: 10-7-90Pit bullsBanN/A
LouisvilleSection: 6.12.160Pit BullsBanJune 2011

Disclaimer. We take multiple steps to ensure the information on this site is accurate and up to date. However, since there are so many legislation bodies it is difficult to track all instances of breed specific legislation. If we are missing something or if we have an error please let us know and will get it corrected.

 Finally, information on this site is not intended to be used as legal advice. If you are facing BSL in your city, please reach out to your respect legislator or attorney.