Code Enforcement

Town Code and What You Need to Know

Code Enforcement serves to protect the health, safety, and welfare of city neighborhoods by mitigating signs of urban blight. They strive to do this through solutions orientated problem solving and enforcement of the Town Code. They are responsible for responding to complaints and facilitating remediation of Town Code violations that impact the quality of life for residents, business owners, and those that will be part of the community in the future.

Code Enforcement in the Town of Kiowa is contracted out by a third party. If you receive a code violation please contact Susie Ellis with Community Preservation Specialists, Inc. at the contact information listed below. Please note that the Town of Kiowa staff has no information on the violations being given and will not be able to speak to your issue.

Contact Us

Susie Ellis, Owner
Community Preservation Specialists, Inc.

PO Box 740935
Arvada, CO 80006
Email: ccompliance@comcast.net

Common Code Violations


Town Code

Code current through: Ord. 2009-01 §1 and Ord. 2009-07 §1; Passed April 14, 2009 and December 8, 2009.

Health, Sanitation, and Animals

Snow Removal

Code current through: Ord. 2003-16 §1, 2003; Passed September 9, 2003.

Snow Removal


The Negative Impact of Weeds

It doesn't take a lawn care professional to tell you that weeds are detrimental to your turf. Not only are they an eyesore, but they also negatively impact the overall health of everyone's lawn. Many residents are trying hard to maintain a nice attractive lawn, but with the invasive nature of weeds in the Town of Kiowa, it is a challenge.

While some weeds aren't harmful, others are highly aggressive and destructive. If control measures are not taken, certain species can overtake an entire yard in a very short period of time. Certain weeds can be harmful if consumed by pets and or children and cause severe allergies for many in the community. They attract vermin, rodents, and snakes, not to mention the potential fire hazard that can be very destructive and deadly.

Weeds are a widespread problem in the Town. While residents attempt to keep them under control through various measures, others don't seem to be trying very hard to eradicate or at least maintain the weeds on their property.

Weeds are the number one complaint received by code enforcement. They cause a small Town to look uncared for and neglected and as if no one cares about their community.

While the Town is not asking anyone to maintain a well-manicured, green, lush, lawn we are asking you to do your part in keeping the weeds cut down to the ground and mowed down every week in the spring, summer, fall and as needed in the winter.

Lack of mowing can lead to a violation of the Town ordinances. Town ordinance requires property owners and tenants to keep the weeds cut down to the ground or they can be issued a notice and subsequent summons to court if the violation is not remedied.

Fines of up to $2,650.00 can be imposed through municipal court for those who ignore the problem.

Additionally, many homeowner insurance policies require mitigation of weeds and brush near residence.

Please do your part as a resident and maintain the property free of unsightly weeds. Be a good neighbor and citizen of the Town in helping to keep the Town of Kiowa a desirable place to live and work.