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Social Host

Do you believe that alcohol or marijuana consumption by persons under age 21 is a problem in Fort Collins? Are you satisfied with the level of effort spent by City staff in addressing this issue? there are a growing number of communities who are adopting social host ordinances which hold a party host responsible when underage drinking occurs. In some cases, underage consumption of marijuana also applies. Through our research, we have found numberous ways communities have chosen to enforece these issues. We would like to share this information with you and to get your feedback on whether the City should implement a new social host ordinance. Public meetings on this item will occur February 8, 2016 at the Twinberry Auditorium, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., February 15, 2016 at the Community Room, Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields Street and March 1, 2016, at Room #386, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, from 6:00p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information on this topic, please visit our website at:

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Latest Neighborhood News

Stay informed with news on all neighborhood events, classes, policy changes and more. To read the latest edition and subscribe to get this e-newsletter, visit

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Nuisance Hotline

There is one number you can call to report a variety of neighborhood issues. For more info visit

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Questions About Development Proposals in Your Neighborhood?

If you've received a letter or seen a yellow sign about a neighborhood meeting or a hearing for a development proposal in your neighborhood, and have questions, we can help. There are several online resources to learn more about neighborhood meetings, other upcoming events, and how you can participate in development review. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076.

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Changes to Animal Control Enforcement

Several animal control ordinances were changed to civil infractions rather than criminal misdemeanors. These code changes lessen the severity of the penalty to more accurately fit the “crime.” With the new codes, people in violation will get a civil citation with an immediate fine versus a possible criminal record, fines and jail time. These changes also make enforcement quicker and easier with the goal of gaining compliance and relief from the problem as quickly as possible. Common violations include: animal at large (off-leash), animal disturbance (barking dog), animal waste removal/pick-up and any animal license/rabies vaccination violations. For more info, please visit the Larimer Humane Society.

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Current Edition of the Landlord/Tenant Handbook

Intended to be a summary of state statutes and local ordinances, this handy guide will help inform Fort Collins landlords and tenants about many of the rights and responsibilities each have in a legally binding contract. Information contained in this handbook does not constitute legal advice and is current as of August 2010. Visit

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Occupancy Limits & Enforcement

Do you know about the changes adopted by City Council on May 14, 2010? Visit to learn more about our occupancy limit and how it is enforced. Here you can also find disclosure statements and occupancy investigaton forms.

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Physical Address: 281 North College Avenue | Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mailing Address: PO Box 580 | Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: 970-224-6046
Fax: 970-224-6050

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