The city adopted the Family of International Codes®. The purpose of these codes is to establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare from hazards attributed to the built environment.
The municipal code contains all the laws (ordinances) that govern Commerce City, from neighborhood upkeep to animal licensing and business regulations. Ordinances are adopted by City Council.
Land Development Code
The land development code sets guidelines for items such as zoning, land use, signage, landscaping and fencing. It is separate from the city’s comprehensive plan, which guides development types and locations.
The Commerce City Traffic Code document contains information about traffic regulation, equipment, signs, parking and other information.
Engineering Construction Standards & Specifications
The engineering division safeguards the health, property, and public welfare of Commerce City by enforcing construction standards and specifications.
- Engineering Construction Standards and Specifications (complete document)
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These minimum standards include regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, use, location, and maintenance of all public improvements and common facilities. These projects include, but are not limited to: open space, parking lots, and public/private streets and trails.