City of Greeley Municipal Code
The full Municipal Code can be read online. Recent ordinances can be found here.
Recodification Adopted, Goes into Effect May 11, 2021
To keep a municipal code up to date and current with changes in state statutes and case law, recodification is recommended at regular intervals. The last time the Greeley Municipal Code was recodified was in 1994. A recodification has been underway since 2018, and was adopted by the Council on April 6, 2021. The new 2021 Greeley Municipal Code will be effective on May 11, 2021 and will replace the 1994 Code on that day online and in application.
Below are links to information about the recodification in progress, including:
- 2021 Code in full for adoption: The full 2021 Code as presented to the City Council for final adoption on April 6, 2021.
- Final Proofs from 9-16-2020: This document is a mark up of the changes being made to standardize Code titles, articles, catchlines, and terms; rearrange or combine sections to improve flow; and clarify and update language and rewritings of specific sections, including reconciling penalty classifications.
- 2021 Code Comparative Table: Because the new code includes changes to the numbering structure, this table provides links between the 1994 Code sections and the 2021 Code sections.
Frequent Topics for Questions
These topics include some of the sections of the code most frequently asked about.
Smoking and Vaping in Public Places in Greeley
In 2015, the City of Greeley amended its smoking
ordinance to include electronic cigarettes and
other vaping devices. All smoking activity is
prohibited in public places and common areas.
The smoking ban was put in place to protect the
health and safety of the community.
- Smoking and vaping are not allowed in
restaurants, bars, banks, theaters, businesses,
schools, government buildings, and public
transportation vehicles. The law also
includes some outdoor areas such as public
ball fields, pools or arenas and must be at
least 50 feet away from the seating area.
- Smoking and vaping are prohibited within
15 feet of an entrance of a building that is
open to the public.
- Smoking means placing a smoking or
vaping device in one’s mouth or holding a lit
device. “Lit” is defined as illuminated by
electricity, battery, or fire.
- Greeley’s no smoking laws include any
device which can be used to deliver
substances including, but not limited to
nicotine, tobacco, or marijuana. This
includes cigarettes, cigars,
e-cigarettes, pipes, and hookahs.
- A private residence or vehicle is not subject
to Greeley’s smoking regulations.
- There are penalties for disobeying Greeley’s
Pets in Greeley
Any person residing in the City of Greeley owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of a dog or cat needs to obtain a license for such animal. Applications for dog or cat licenses are taken at the City of Greeley Finance Department, 1000 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
For lost and found animals, please contact the Weld County Humane Society at 970-506-9550 or WeldCountyHumane.org.
Additional information on owning pets in Greeley can be found on the Greeley Police Animal Control Unit page.
Code Related to Neighborhoods
Our most frequently asked about codes are detailed below. For complete information, please reference the full Greeley Municipal Code. To report violations, please refer to the Code Compliance page.
Community Development Code Compliance