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City codes relating to zoning and community maintenance are a means of ensuring that the community’s land uses are compatibly located and used for the health, safety and general welfare of the community. The city of Aurora has a commitment to provide safe and sanitary living conditions for all of its residents. It takes a cooperative effort of investors, owners, tenants and the city to achieve a successful property maintenance program. To learn more about Aurora’s codes and ordinances, City Municipal Code books are available for viewing at any Aurora Public Library or online.
To report a code violation, please call 303-739-7000 or make a report online.
Aurora has 18 Code Enforcement Officers that are each assigned a designated area of the city. Code Enforcement Officers enforce zoning and housing codes as well as regulations for businesses on a proactive and complaint basis. Neighborhood Support provides Enforcement, Programs and Services to the Community in the following ways:
Zoning Code Enforcement
City codes relating to zoning and community maintenance are a means of ensuring that the community’s land uses are compatibly located and used for the health, safety and general welfare of the community. The city of Aurora has a commitment to provide safe and sanitary living conditions for all its residents. It takes a cooperative effort of investors, owners, tenants and the city to achieve a successful property maintenance program. View our Zoning Code Brochure here.
The city of Aurora is committed to enhancing the appearance and economic value of Aurora's visual environment. The sign code provides regulations regarding the number, type, placement and the amount of signage available to each business.
View our Sign Code Brochure here.
Site Plan Inspections
On a complaint and proactive basis, code enforcement officers inspect site plans of commercial and residential developments to ensure the sites comply with the plans, which were approved by the Planning Commission and the City Council.
The City Municipal Code provides standards to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. We would like to inform you about some of the more common codes that business owners must comply with. View our Basic Regulations for Businesses Brochure here.
Businesses must obtain a business license to operate in the city of Aurora. If a business owner would like to add another service, the business must obtain a new license. Business Licenses may be obtained through the city's Tax & Licensing Division.
Neighborhood Liaison Program
Whether it’s a desire to create a more attractive neighborhood entrance or concern about new development in the area, every community in Aurora has a wide variety of issues and activities that are important to its residents. Aurora’s neighborhood Liaisons work to respond to these neighborhood concerns and create a solid working relationships between the city and its residents.
Mediation is a service provided free of charge on a referral basis by the city of Aurora. Mediation is a communication and problem solving process used to assist people in conflict to resolve their differences. Mediation sessions are guided by a neutral third party called a mediator. The mediator has no authority to judge a dispute or impose a settlement. His or her sole objective is to help the parties reach their own settlement by talking to one another about their issues and about the different ways they could work together to resolve them.