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.

  1. 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.
  2. Smoking and vaping are prohibited within 15 feet of an entrance of a building that is open to the public.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A private residence or vehicle is not subject to Greeley’s smoking regulations.
  6. There are penalties for disobeying Greeley’s smoking laws.

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

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

Garage Sales
Noxious Weeds
Occupancy of Dwelling Units
Outdoor Furniture
Overgrown Vegetation
Parking and vehicles
Yard Maintenance