Code Enforcement

Common Violations

To see full details of the following Ordinances, please refer to the Municipal Code.

Fireworks - Chapter 9.08.050

For purposes of this section, fireworks shall be defined as set forth in § 12-28-101(3)(a), C.R.S. and further shall specifically include permissible fireworks as defined in § 12-28-101(8), C.R.S. Excluded from this definition of fireworks are highway flares, railroad fuses, distress signals, smoke candles and other emergency signal devices.

General Prohibition: It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, or to use, ignite, explode or discharge any fireworks within the Town.

Violations: The Town of Monument Police Department shall seize, take, remove and destroy, at the expense of the violator, all stocks of fireworks offered or stored for sale or used in violation of this chapter. Any person that commits a violation of this section, upon conviction thereof, or a plea of guilty or no contest thereto, shall be punished by a fine up to and including five hundred ($500.00) dollars for each violation.

Weeds - Chapter 8.28

Weeds must be maintained less than nine inches in height. This includes: Residential and commercial properties whether occupied or vacant. Your lot includes any easements and/or rights-of-way adjacent to the lot and to the center line of alleys.  Including easements and rights-of-way owned by the Town where developed property is adjacent to rights-of-way it shall be the duty of the property owner to maintain. 

Weeds - Failure of Owners to Comply - Chapter 8.28.060

In the event an owner of any premises located within the Town fails to cut and destroy weeds, or to have weeds, rubbish, debris or other accumulations cut, destroyed or removed in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the Town is authorized to have the weeds, rubbish, debris or other accumulations cut, removed or destroyed and to assess the cost of cutting, removal or destruction plus a surcharge not to exceed twenty-five (25) percent for administrative costs, against the property in the form of a lien if the owner thereof fails to pay within twenty (20) days of billing in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. 

Parking - Chapter 17.60

NO PARKING: No trailer of any type, RV, boat, or detached pickup camper can be parked on public right-of-way or private roadway for a period of more than twenty-four (24) hours.
PARKING: RV, Trailer, boat etc. can be parked in your driveway but cannot be closer than eighteen (18) inches to the sidewalk or other nearest public right-of-way line, must be secured from high winds, must be in safe and working condition. Parking of vehicles is permitted only on the driveway, parking lot, or other paved surface on the property which is specifically designed for parking use.
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS: No truck exceeding two and one-half ton capacity, no truck-tractor or semi-trailer, earth moving equipment or other similar vehicle, object or machine shall be parked or stored on any lot. No vehicle, including but not limited to: automobiles, trucks, tractors, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, horse trailers, motor homes, campers (whether or not mounted on motor vehicles), buses, boats, or any of the parts thereof, which is inoperable, dismantled, wrecked, discarded, or is without valid licensing tags or a valid Colorado Motor Vehicle Inspections sticker shall be kept or stored outdoors on any property zoned residential within the municipal limits of the Town. 

Chickens - 6.08.060

The keeping of chickens is allowed pursuant to the following standards:
1. Chickens are permitted only in the R-1 and R-2 zone districts. Chickens are prohibited in any other zone district.
2. The maximum number of chickens permitted on one lot is four.
3. Roosters and other types of poultry including but not limited to ducks, turkeys, geese, pheasants, and guinea fowl, are prohibited within the Town limits.
4. Chickens must be kept in a chicken coop and run in the rear yard.
5. The required chicken coop and run must provide all chickens on the lot with adequate shelter against the elements and be reasonably predator proof.
6. The size of the chicken coop and run combined is limited to one hundred twenty (120) square feet in area and six feet in height. The chicken coop must be set back a minimum of ten (10) feet from the side and rear property lines.
7. The chicken coop must provide a minimum area of four square feet per chicken. The chicken run must provide a minimum area of six square feet per chicken.
8. The chicken coop and run must be fully screened from view from public right-of-way and adjacent properties by a six-foot opaque wood fence.
9. The retail sale of eggs or chickens, the breeding of chickens, and/or the slaughter of chickens is prohibited.
10. The area and building(s) used for the keeping of the chickens shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

Noise Control - Nuisance Declared - Chapter 8.20.010

The making of unnecessary noises upon, near or adjacent to the streets, highways and other public places in the Town is declared to be a public nuisance. The enumeration of the particular offenses particularly defined in this chapter shall not be construed as limiting the generality of this chapter or limiting the offenses hereunder to the particular offenses enumerated in this chapter.

Zone7:00 a.m. to next 7:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. to next 7:00 a.m.
Residential55 db(A)50 db(A)
Commercial60 db(A)55 db(A)
Light industrial70 db(A)65 db(A)
Industrial80 db(A)75 db(A)