Policy Summary

This section prohibits the keeping, possession or harboring of "vicious animals" within the City, but specifically permits beekeeping and recognizes that the "vicious animal" regulations do not apply to that activity.

Background Information

State Colorado
Jurisdiction Name Brighton
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

"public health or safety" §6-4-200(c)

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Although not specific to section 6-4-200, the small animal husbandry provision (located at section 6-4-900) referenced within the beekeeping exemption located therein provides the following "purpose and intent statement:" "The purpose of these regulations is to permit limited small animal husbandry uses within urban residential environments. The regulations below are intended to permit poultry and beekeeping with reasonable limitations, while preventing negative impacts that may occur during large operations or poorly educated practices to maintain the health benefits of local and small scale food production." §6-4-900.

Includes definitions?

§ 6-4-10

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Section 6-4-40 provides that "any violation of this Chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Article 1-24 of this Code, as the same may be amended." However, the beekeeping exemption is not something that requires enforcement per se.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Brighton, Colorado - Municipal Code CHAPTER 6 - Animals ARTICLE 6-4 - Animal Regulations Division 3 - Owner Responsibilities CHAPTER 6 - Animals ARTICLE 6-4 - Animal Regulations Division 1 - General Provisions (Ord. 1700 §1, 2001; Ord. 2199 §1, 2015) (Ord. 1700 §1, 2001; Ord. 1895 §4, 2006)