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 Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) - May 4

Fire & Life Safety General Rule Update Proposed by DFPC

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) will hold a virtual rulemaking hearing regarding proposed changes and updates to the Fire and Life Safety “General Rule” and invites public comment from our many stakeholders. 

DFPC proposed changes to 8 CCR 1507-101 (BUILDING AND FIRE CODE ADOPTION AND CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTORS FOR FIRE & LIFE SAFETY PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE OF COLORADO) to achieve several purposes. 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 some of the 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.

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

Virtual Hearing: 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Register to Attend the Virtual Hearing Here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the hearing. 

PROPOSED RULES: Download a copy of the rules with proposed changes here

PUBLIC COMMENTS: 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.

HEARING EXHIBIT:  View and download the Exhibits here. **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.

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.