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

Rulemaking Hearing by the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority - Oct. 15 (click for more info)

The Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) will hold a virtual rulemaking hearing regarding proposed changes to the CATPA administrative rules (8 CCR 1507-50) and invites public comment from our many stakeholders. These rules provide guidance and direction to the CATPA Board in determining the best value for grants to combat automobile theft and related crimes in Colorado.These rules give CATPA the ability to fund collaborative, multi-jurisdictional and innovative automobile theft reduction efforts with education, prevention, training, enforcement and prosecution. 

In response to comments received from the CATPA Board and to routine department rule review assessing the document formatting, clarity, and the continued viability, applicability, and effectiveness of the rules, CATPA is proposing the following  amendments:  updates to the definitions applicable to these rules; refine references to repeatedly referenced entities and documents; clarify program review and reporting procedures; address documentation of reference materials incorporated consistent with §24-4-103 (12.5), CRS, and revise document formatting throughout.  The changes being proposed improve clarity of these rules, are limited in their scope, and do not affect the present substantive content or expressed interpretation of these rules.

Virtual Hearing: 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Register to Attend the CATPA Virtual Hearing 

PROPOSED RULES: View the draft CATPA rules showing the proposed changes

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Comments may also be submitted via email to the Director of CATPA, Robert Force ( 

HEARING EXHIBIT:  Exhibits in PDF   **Please note that the exhibits posted here online do not include the names and contact information of stakeholders we communicated with regarding this hearing and the opportunity to comment. Complete evidence of our stakeholder outreach efforts will be included in the permanent record of this rulemaking, and may be viewed at our offices upon request.


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.