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 review process, and you are always welcome to attend any meetings associated with the review process.  If you have questions concerning CDPS rules, please contact Alice Huyler at

2017 Letter to the General Assembly, 2017 Regulatory Agenda Report, and 2018 Regulatory Agenda 

CDPS Stakeholder Protocol 

CDPS Rule Review Schedule 

Sign-up to Receive CDPS Regulatory Notices 

Submit Comments on Existing CDPS Rules 

Secretary of State’s Website 

Learn About Rulemaking in Colorado and Request a Cost-Benefit Analysis

Sign-up to Receive DORA Regulatory Notices for Any State of Colorado Rules 


Hearing Announcement for Colorado State Patrol Rules

The Colorado State Patrol invites the public to review the exhibits from a public hearing on the following set of rules:

Hearing Announcement for Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Rules

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management invites the public to attend a hearing and comment on the following set of rules:

Address comments and questions to the attention of Amy Shish, Rulemaking Coordinator:

  • US Mail - Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 9195 E. Mineral Ave., Ste. 200, Centennial, CO 80112, Attn: Amy Shish
  • Email -
  • 720-852-6623