Code Enforcement

The City of Wheat Ridge Municipal Nuisance Code is intended to benefit everyone while making our neighborhoods safe, strong and attractive. Compliance can reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values and prevent deterioration of your neighborhood.

Wheat Ridge codes are a collection of regulations and procedures to provide safe, healthy, and attractive living conditions for all residents.

We ensure our community’s quality of life and integrity through the enforcement of the Wheat Ridge Municipal Nuisance Code

  • Families will feel safe and secure in any place in the City  
  • People will move to and live in Wheat Ridge for the sense of community values
  • The City will be neat and clean
  • Homes will be well-maintained and attractive
  • Wheat Ridge City facilities, parks, and open spaces are Smoke and Vapor Free

Top 10 Code Violations

  • Tall grass and weeds
  • Inoperable vehicles
  • Outside storage of junk
  • Graffiti
  • Illegal dumping
  • Deteriorating residences and buildings
  • Outside storage
  • Littering
  • Garage sales without a permit
  • Residential parking 

TLC Neighborhood Program

The Wheat Ridge TLC Neighborhood program is a collaborative effort by WRPD, the City Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works departments, and Localworks.
 Wheat Ridge TLC stands for Traffic Safety, Life Quality, and Crime Reduction. The program is conducted every year by the Community Services Team and is designed to engage the community in proactive code enforcement strategies.
 Part of the program is the annual Dumpster Days. Trash dumpsters are provided free of charge within selected neighborhoods to assist and encourage residents to properly dispose of items that are difficult and sometimes expensive to remove


  • All patrons must remain in their vehicles until their turn to dump and directed to do so.
  • Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
  • Masks, eye protection, and gloves will be required to be worn by all personnel and volunteers. A minimum of face covering is required to be worn by patrons while dumping.
  • Patrons will be required to dump on their own and will need to bring help with them for large items as CSOs and volunteers should not be assisting with dumping in an effort to protect the health and safety of our personnel.

2020 Dates:

July 11
Trinity Baptist Church, 4490 Newland St
8 a.m. - noon
August 29
Applewood Baptist Church, 11200 W. 32nd Ave.
8 a.m. - noon
September 12
Saint James Episcopal Church, 8235 W 44th Ave
8 a.m. - noon
For more information call Localworks 720-259-1030 or WRPD 303-235-2926. Specifics on what can and cannot be disposed of in the dumpsters.