Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Program helps keep the City of Ouray a healthy, safe, clean, and attractive place to live and work.  City Staff work with residents to take a role in improving and maintaining the quality of life of their neighborhoods, as well as maintaining property values.


What You Can Do to Help
Take a look at your property.  Make sure you don't have any hazards or potential violations such as: weeds, garbage, graffiti, litter, junk, debris, illegal signs, discarded furniture, discarded appliances and inoperative vehicles.

If a violation has occurred, the code enforcement officer will try to resolve it first through voluntary compliance.  If this approach fails, the officer may begin formal civil and/or criminal enforcement proceedings.

To Report a Code Enforcement Problem

To report a potential Code Enforcement problem, call (970) 325-7063 or email the Building Inspector.

Please Note:

  • Staff may need to contact you for additional information if necessary.
  • The address of the violation. If the property is vacant, provide the address of the property that is closest to the problem. Please be as specific as possible.
  • State the nature of the violation: If the violation occurs on a particular day or at a particular time, indicate the days and times when the violation is most likely to occur.
  • The address of the violation. If the property is vacant, provide the address of the property that is closest to the problem. Please be as specific as possible.


City of Ouray Code Enforcement Policy (adopted via Resolution No. 10, Series 2013).