Rules and Regulations



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CDPS rulemaking hearings will be virtual meetings held on the Zoom platform until further notice. You can participate by phone or computer. Advance registration is required. Use the links below to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

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 to ask questions, please contact our Rules Administrator, Bobbie Mooney ( You can also submit your feedback on your experience as a participant in our recent virtual rulemaking hearing through this VIRTUAL HEARING FEEDACK SURVEY

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

Hearings & Proposed Rulemaking

Fire & Life Safety General Rule Update Proposed by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC)

Fire & Life Safety General Rule Update Proposed by DFPC

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) has announced the beginning of a rulemaking process regarding updates to the Fire & Life Safety General Rule, 8 CCR 1507-101. As part of the early "informal" rulemaking process before formal rulemaking begins, DFPC is inviting public comment on the proposed changes from the public and all stakeholders.

The purpose of this proposed rule change is several fold. First, the rule change addresses the Division’s need to update the Codes and Standards adopted by the Division and utilized in various programs to newer, more updated editions.

Second, this rule change moves the general requirements for inspector certification related to third-party inspectors out of 4.2.2 and into section 4.1 for third-party inspectors, which should aid in resolving confusion created when these requirements were located in section 4.2.

Third, this rule change adds language to clarify the timeline for the renewal periods related to inspector certifications and adds a fee for late renewal of these certifications.

Fourth, this rule change allows for general clean-up of grammatical and formatting errors.

Drafts of the rule showing the proposed changes are available here:

DRAFT General Rule (8 CCR 1507-101)

Comments regarding the proposed rules may be submitted using this online Comment Form. Alternatively, comments may be submitted to DFPC's Fire and Life Safety Chief, Chris Brunette.

For more information about rulemaking at CDPS, please contact our Rules Administrator, Bobbie Mooney.



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.