City of Boulder Occupancy Regulations
The Boulder Revised Code, 1981 Section 9-3.2-8, "Occupancy of Units" states that in most zoning districts, a family plus two other people or three unrelated people can live together in a single-family house. If your property is an apartment, condo or townhouse the city regulations generally allow occupancy of a family plus two other people or four unrelated people. Properties such as legal non-conforming units, group homes, rooming houses, fraternities and sororities have specific occupancies for each building.
Over-occupancy complaints are usually made because of noise, parking issues, and trash accumulation. If the city receives a complaint that more people are residing in a unit than the code allows, an investigation is initiated. If there is a violation, the city will take appropriate enforcement action to insure compliance with this code. Property managers, agents, owners and tenants are all responsible for compliance with this code. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the quality and livability of our neighborhoods for all residents.
The City of Boulder responded to 62 over-occupancy complaints in 2005. You may call the City of Boulder Environmental and Zoning Enforcement at 303-441-3239 for more information on the occupancy ordinance.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:29