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 Hearing Announced by DFPC

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) has announced plans to amend 8 CCR 1507-30 (CODE ENFORCEMENT AND CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTORS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CHARTER SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR COLLEGES), referred to as the "Schools Rules."

The purpose of this proposed rule amendment is to address legal deficiencies in Articles 4 and 7 identified by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS). First, the reference in Rule 4.3.1 is corrected to now refer to the new general rule, 8 CCR 1507-101. Second, to address the incorrect reference in Article 7, Article 11 regarding enforcement is hereby added back into the rules. And as a result the next three Articles are hereby renumbered to be Articles 12, 13, and 14. 

Hearing Details: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 1:00PM, 4th Floor Conference Room, 700 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO.

Proposed Draft Rules here

Submit Written Comments online here.

Alternatively, written comments may be submitted to DFPC Fire and Life Safety Section Chief, Chris Brunette via email 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