Community Services Division

Duties include, but are not limited to: 
  • Animal Control
  • Nuisance Code Violations (weeds, junk, snow, etc.)
  • Abandoned Vehicles & Parking complaints 
The Community Service Officers are non-sworn Municipal Officers. This division's responsibility is to enforce the City of Rifle’s Municipal Codes.
  1. Animal Control
  2. Nuisance Code Violations
  3. Abandoned Vehicles & Parking Code
The City of Rifle Requires that all dogs over 4 months of age be vaccinated for rabies and have a city dog license. City dog licenses are available at:
  • Rifle Police Department (during business hours)
  • City Hall, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Finance Department
  • Valley Vet Clinic at 317 West Ave, during their business hours 
  • Town and Country Vet Clinic at 1595 Railroad Ave, during their business hours 
To obtain a license, proof of rabies vaccination is needed - and proof of alteration is needed for spayed or neutered dogs. City Dog Licenses are good for 1 year.

Why should you license your dog?
  • Officers can return your dog to you if it gets out 
  • You may avoid a stay at the shelter, dogs that are brought home but an owner is not home to claim the dog will be taken to the shelter 
  • The tags lets other people know that this dog belongs to someone 
  • It's required by law
What animals need to be licensed?
  • Only dogs over the age of 4 months 
  • The cost for an unaltered animal is $20 
  • The cost for a altered animal is $10 
The City of Rifle does NOT pick up cats. For assistance with feral cats please contact the Rifle Animal Shelter at 625-8808.

Please contact the City Code Enforcement Officer with any reports of code violations at 970-625-8095.

To learn more about these codes or any other Rifle Municipal Code, click on this link to be redirected to the City of Rifle’s Municipal Codes.

Contact Us

  1. To report a possible violation call Dispatch at: 970-625-8095
Informational videos:
Trees & Clearances
Leash Law
Barking Dogs
Animals Left In Vehicles
Snow & Ice Removal