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Animal Control

ACO Paw Print_thumb.pngAnimal Control consists of two full-time officers who are responsible for enforcing animal ordinances of the City of Steamboat Springs Municipal Code. Animal Control Officers (ACOs) respond to calls for animal complaints such as: dogs at large
  • animal bites
  • animal cruelty
  • vicious animals
  • barking dogs

In addition, the ACOs handle calls relating to horses, cattle, and all domestic/pet animals. 

Daily duties include investigations, daily, monthly and annual reports, issuing citations and warnings, and patrol.  Their presence within the community provides public education as well as enforcement.  


ANIMAL ORDINANCES

Review all Animal Ordinances within the City of Steamboat Springs, click Chapter 4 - Animals of the Steamboat Springs Municipal Code.


PET LICENSING & PERMITS

All animals in Routt County are required to be licensed every calendar year. The City of Steamboat Springs Municipal Code recognizes the Routt County license for its requirements. All licenses expire on December 31 of the year issued and the next year's license must be purchased by January 31.  


REPORTING ANIMAL ISSUES

Animal Complaint or Animal Emergency - 970.879.1144
  • Please note that ACOs cannot be dispatched from the Routt County Humane Society Animal Shelter. 

Lost or Missing Animal - 970.879.7247 (Routt County Humane Society's Animal Shelter)
  • Provide a description of your pet, their name and your contact information. 

OFF-LEASH 
Two off-leash dog parks are within the city for canine off-leash activities, Rita Valentine Park and Spring Creek Park at the Lower Pond.  In addition, dogs are free to run at four trial off-leash areas during a one-year trial use period.

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Rita Valentine Dog Park

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Spring Creek Dog Park

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Butcherknife Trial Area

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Lower Spring Creek Trial Area

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Blackmere Trial Area
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Whistler Park Trial Area


PET TIPS & ARTICLES
Helpful tips and useful articles from animal experts and ACOs. 


PET ETIQUETTE, RULES & SAFETY
Following simple guidelines with your pets can make everyone's experience better.



Animal Control
Steamboat Springs Police Services
840 Yampa Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Ph: 970-879-1144

For animal complaints or animal emergencies, call 970-879-1144