Code Compliance

Code officer with a woman

Benefits of Code Compliance:

  • Encourages a sense of community and neighborhood pride

  • Lowers crime rates

  • Preserves the integrity of our community

  • Promotes a sustainable community and a stable population

  • Protects the value of our homes

  • Provides safer, more attractive communities

  • Reduces the opportunity for pest, vermin and unsanitary conditions

  • Supports economic development and job growth

Compliance Procedures

  1. All complaints are physically investigated.

  2. If no violation is found, the case is closed.

  3. If a violation is found, the officer will educate and partner with the property owner to resolve the issue.

  4. If voluntary compliance is not achieved, a ticket will be issued.

  5. If the violation persists, a court summons will be issued.

  6. If the property owner fails to take action to correct the issue, this will result in a graduated notification process that may result in a court summons and fines in the amount of up to $2,650 per day, per violation. 

  • Fence Maintenance

  • Garbage and/or Trash Containers

  • Hazardous Trees

  • Home-Based Business

  • Junk or Inoperable Vehicles

  • Noxious Vegetation (Harmful Weeds)

  • Outdoor Storage known as Stockpiling

  • Overgrown Grass and Weeds

  • Right-of-Way Obstruction

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Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your garage/yard/estate sale goes off without a hitch!

  • Permits are not required for individual garage or yard sales in the City.

  • A maximum of three garage sales per calendar year may be held from one location, totaling nine days. For instance, one sale for nine days, or three sales for three days each, etc.

  • All merchandise, structures, displays and signs must be on private property, with the permission of the property owner.

Garage Sale Signs

Help the City keep the rights-of-way free of visual clutter and sign pollution.

  • Should never be posted on public property, e.g. light/power poles, utility boxes, sidewalks, and streets.

  • May not be larger than 6 square feet, allowed up to 24 square feet of signage per residential property, e.g. twenty-four 1 square foot signs, four 6 square foot signs, etc.

  • May not be over 4 feet in height

Let us port your Garage/Yard Sale!

Complete our short form so we can display it on our City-wide garage sale map.

Let your yard be beautiful and weed-free this summer by simply following these four easy steps:

  1. Identify the type of noxious weed. 
  2. Know the best removal practice and when to remove the weed.
  3. Kill it before it reproduces.
  4. Call a Code Compliance Officer at 303-325-8000 for assistance in identifying noxious weeds and for removal best practices. 

City of Centennial Noxious Weeds Brochure PDF(PDF, 804KB)

The Department of Agriculture and CSU Extension Native Plant Program are great resources for identifying the type of noxious weed and best practices for removal.