Rules and Regulations

Virtually all state government agencies issue rules and regulations of some kind. Most rules and regulations exist at the direction of the state legislature in order to regulate certain business and personal activities. Rules and regulations exist because it’s easier to update them, eliminate them, or alter them administratively than it is to pass new legislation each year as conditions change.

The process of reviewing and changing rules and regulations is a public one. The rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Department of Public Safety are shown here so that you may know about the process and can comment on how they could affect you or your business. Your comments will be taken into consideration during the rulemaking process, and you are always welcome to attend any meetings associated with the rulemaking process.  If you have questions concerning CDPS rules, please cont(act CDPS Rules Administrator, Bobbie Mooney at


Rulemaking Process Initiated by State Patrol

The Colorado State Patrol Investigative Services Section has announced plans to repeal 8 CCR 1507-55, the Rules and Regulation Concerning the Colorado State Patrol Pilot Commercial Vehicle VIN Inspection Program.  This proposed action is consistent with current statute that will repeal authority for the program effective January 1, 2020.

We have not yet filed a formal Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPRM) with the Colorado Secretary of State nor has a date for a Public hearing been set at this time.  The intent of this notice is to promote conversation and encourage commentary from stakeholders and other interested parties on this subject prior to filing the NPRM.   Another notice will be issued following the filing of any NPRM with the SOS on these rules which will provide further details as to the scheduled day, time, and location of the public hearing.

The repeal is proposed to facilitate the winding down of the Pilot CMV VIN Program consistent with the expressed intent of statute. Pursuant to §42-1-232(9), CRS, the statute authorizing the Pilot CMV VIN Program will be repealed effective January 1, 2020; as a result of an operation of law, the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol will no longer have authority to pursue rulemaking after this date, even for the purposes of repealing rules that are no longer necessary. It is the responsibility of an administrative rulemaking agency to monitor the continued applicability of its rules and to properly repeal those rules that are or will no longer be necessary. Consequently, there are no actual changes to the content of the rules being proposed and the action being pursued is only that of rule repeal pursuant to statute.

For more information or to submit written comment regarding the rules and the proposed repeal, please contact CSP Rule-Making Coordinator, Angelina Page, at


Rulemaking Hearing Announced for New Grant Program

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is will holding a rulemaking hearing regarding new rules proposed to implement the newly created Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Criminal Justice Information Sharing Grant Program ("Grant Program").
House Bill 19-1073 created the Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Criminal Justice Information Sharing Grant Program (“Grant Program”) and authorized the Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to promulgate rules as necessary to implement the Grant Program. See C.R.S. section 24-33.5-1617. The Grant Program is designed to provide grants to assist local law enforcement agencies in gaining access to the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium ("CISC") information-sharing systems. The grant money may be used to pay for costs associated with connecting to the CISC systems, including computer hardware, software, and programming costs. Therefore, DHSEM is now working to promulgate rules to implement the Grant Program as required by section 24-33.5-1617(2)(d), C.R.S.
Hearing Details
Monday September 30th, 1:00PM
The Glasow Room at 9195 East Mineral Avenue, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112.
Comments may be submitted using this Online Comment Form
(In the alternative, comments may be submitted via email to or via US Mail address to 9195 East Mineral Avenue, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112, Attention Amy Shish.)
DHSEM and the Department of Public Safety are committed to maintaining clear and open communication with all stakeholders and otherwise interested parties throughout this rulemaking process. Please do not hesitate to contact the DHSEM rulemaking coordinator Amy Shish ( with any questions, or to be included in future notices of rulemaking events.