ALERT: Most Commerce City facilities have reopened with restrictions, including modified hours. Most in-person services are available by appointment only. Visit for updates. Commerce City remains under the Safer at Home public health order. 

City Codes

Building Code

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.

Municipal Code

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.

View the City Charter
View City Legal Notices

Tax Code

Sales and use tax code and regulations.

Learn more about sales and use tax in Commerce City.

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. 

Traffic Code

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.

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.