CDPS Rules and Regulations


We Want Your Input on Public Safety Rulemaking

The process of reviewing and changing rules and regulations is a public one. Please see the information below for upcoming decisions and discussions and how to comment. Your comments will be taken into consideration during the rulemaking process, and you are always welcome to attend any meetings associated with the rulemaking process.

For more information or for any questions you have, please contact Rules Administrator Christine Moreno (Christine.Moreno@state.co.us). 

As always, all Colorado Department of Public Safety rules currently in effect are available on the Secretary of State’s Website.

Regulatory Agenda

This is the planned rules review and hearing schedule for calendar year 2023.  View the detailed 2023 agenda here. (PDF)

January/February 2023

  • 8 CCR 1507-12
  • 8 CCR 1507-22
  • 8 CCR 1507-23
  • 8 CCR 1507-25
  • 8 CCR 1507-26
  • 8 CCR 1507-27
  • 8 CCR 1507-28
  • 8 CCR 1507-33
  • 8 CCR 1507-53
  • 8 CCR 1507-57

March/April 2023

  • 8 CCR 1507-3
  • 8 CCR 1507-34
  • 8 CCR 1507-40
  • 8 CCR 1507-41

August 2023

  • 8 CCR 1507-58

Hearings & Proposed Rulemaking

Proposed and completed rulemaking for the calendar year are listed below. Stakeholder notices include drafts of the the proposed new or amended rules along with invitations and information for stakeholder and public comments. Upcoming rulemaking hearing announcements include the draft of the proposed rules, information on the meeting time, date and virtual platform/link (hearings are held virtually), and invitation to submit comments before the hearing. Completed rulemaking hearings include the adopted rules, hearing exhibits, and hearing information. Rulemaking hearings are held to review and to update rules and regulations to remain consist with Colorado statutes, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and/or national criteria.

CDPS is committed to the full inclusion of all individuals. As part of this commitment, CDPS will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to enable all people to engage fully in our trainings, meetings and events. To request accommodations, please contact Christine.Moreno@state.co.us at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing/meeting. Please make sure also to let us know if you need any of the materials translated into a language other than English or provided in an alternative format.

Proposed Rulemaking

Stakeholder Notices
Upcoming Hearings
Completed Hearings & Rulemaking

Get Involved, Stay Informed!

To receive CDPS regulatory notices, submit comments on CDPS Rules, and to request further information on CDPS Rules and rulemaking, please contact Rules Administrator Christine Moreno.

To receive email notification for Notices of Rulemaking, including Proposed Rules, Adopted Permanent or Emergency Rules, and the associated Attorney General Opinions published by the Secretary of State in the Colorado Register, sign up using this form

For further information on how to request a cost-benefit analysis on a proposed rule, visit the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) webpage on Rulemaking and Cost-Benefit Analysis

About CDPS Rulemaking and Stakeholder Engagement

Virtually all state government agencies issue rules or regulations of some kind. Most rules and regulations exist at the direction of the state legislature in order to regulate certain business and personal activities. Rules and regulations exist because it's easier to update them, eliminate them, or alter them administratively than it is to pass new legislation as conditions change.

CDPS Protocol: How We Engage Stakeholders

Find out how the processes CDPS uses to engage stakeholder and how you can get involved by visiting our Stakeholder Engagement Protocol Page.