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1. Barking Dogs Online Request Available
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It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of an animal to allow that animal to create a disturbance by loud, persistent, or habitual barking, howling, yelping or other unreasonable noise. If po...


2. Parking Online Request Available
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Private Property: It is unlawful for persons to park vehicles on private property belonging to someone else for the principal purpose of selling the vehicle. Public Streets or Sidewalks:  It is u...


3. Recreational Vehicles Parked on Streets Online Request Available
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Recreational vehicles are not allowed to be stored on a public street.Sec. 54-174. Parking, storage and use of major recreational equipment. The Model Traffic Code is hereby amended to read as follows...


4. Reporting Coyote Activity Online Request Available
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All Front Range communities are home to coyotes. To report a concern, click on the service request link below. In order for us to address your concern, you will need to be very detailed and specific....


5. Building Permit Requirements and Fees Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

Building permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair any structure in the City of Arvada.  Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits are required for almost ever...


6. BB Guns - Use of
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Shooting a BB gun is similar in nature to hitting a baseball, throwing a football, or any other activity that is allowed by law on your own property, but may cause damage to the property of another. A...


7. Handgun - Transporting unconcealed
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Is it legal to carry an unconcealed handgun in Arvada? Colorado's Open Carry law does allow for the unconcealed carry of a weapon.  There are limitations and homeowners/business owners/governmen...


8. Semi-Trucks and Large Vehicles Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

Semi-trucks and large vehicles (to include dump trucks)are not allowed in residential areas except for loading and unloading.Sec. 54-54.  Article I, section 513. Parking of major vehicles in resi...


9. Smoke Detector Program
Ask Arvada / Fire and Safety

The Arvada Fire Protection District provides free smoke alarms as a public service in the interest of promoting safety for residents that live inside the Arvada Fire Protection District. One smoke ala...


10. Landscape Mulch
Ask Arvada / Parks and Recreation

The Arvada Parks Department generates a considerable amount of wood mulch each year from tree maintenance operations and the Christmas Tree Recycling Program.  The mulch is stockpiled at the park...

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