Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office
Lake City, Colorado
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Laws & Regulations Page

 ATV: Laws and Regulations
    Within Lake City Limits
        - All operators must possess a valid drivers license
        - Minimum liability insurance (Colorado standards 25/50K) 
        - Colorado State Parks sticker ($25.25)
        - Must obey all Traffic Laws   

    
Within Hinsdale County
        - All operators must possess a valid driver's license
        - Minimum liability insurance (Colorado standards $25/50K)
        - Colorado State Parks sticker ($25.25)
        - ATVs are required to stay on designated roads
        - All vehicles must observe all road restrictions
     *** See below for the complete Hinsdale County OHV ordinance


Snowmobile: Laws And Regulations
    
Within Lake City Limits
        - All operators must be 16 years of age AND possesses a valid 
        driver's license or learner's permit
        - Must be equipped with lights, brakes, muffler, and other 
        equipment required by C.R.S. 33-14-114
        - Operate on the far right-hand side of all roads, highways, 
        streets, and alleys
        - Must yield right of way to all pedestrians, bicycles, and motor 
        vehicles

Dog: Laws And Regulations
    Within Lake City Limits
        - Running- At- Large: Fail to confine to the premise of owner.  Fail 
        to control either physically (leash) or verbally (verbal commands).
        - Between 2nd & 5th Streets and Bluff & Gunnison a dog must be on 
        a leash at all times, not to exceed 16 feet

        - Licenses Required: All dogs 6 months or over must have a dog 
        license. (See fees page for amount)
        - Cruelty to Animals: Must provide food, water, and protection 
        from the elements.
    
Within Hinsdale County
        - Running- At- Large:
Fail to confine to the premise of owner.  Fail 
        to control either physically (leash) or verbally (verbal commands).
        - Licenses Required: All dogs 6 months or over must have a dog 
        license. (See fees page for amount)
        - Cruelty to Animals: Must provide food, water, and protection 
        from the elements.

Feeding Wildlife: Laws And Regulations
        - It is illegal to Intentionally place or distribute feed for wildlife in 
        Colorado, UNLESS authorized by Colorado Division of Wildlife


House Numbers: Laws And Regulations
        - All property numbers shall be affixed to a structure and be clearly 
        visible and legible from the street

Fire: Laws And Regulations

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 Hinsdale County OHV Ordinance:


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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO
ORDINANCE NO. ________, Series 2017
AMENDED ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF OFF-HIGHWAY
VEHICLES ON COUNTY ROADS IN HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO
WHEREAS, pursuant to § 33-14.5- 110, C.R.S., the Board of County Commissioners of Hinsdale
County, Colorado (“Board”) has the authority to regulate the operation of off-highway vehicles (“OHVs”)
on public lands, waters, and property under its jurisdiction and on streets and highways within its
boundaries; and
WHEREAS, on April 6, 2016, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 2, Series 2016, “Amended
Ordinance Providing For and Regulating the Operation of Off Highway Vehicles on County Roads in
Hinsdale County, Colorado” (“2016 OHV Ordinance”), which served to repeal and replace the 2007 OHV
Ordinance described below; and
WHEREAS, on May 2, 2007, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 1, Series 2007, “An Ordinance
Providing For and Regulating the Operation of Off Highway Vehicles on Public Roads in Hinsdale
County, Colorado” (“2007 OHV Ordinance”); and
WHEREAS, the 2007 OHV Ordinance amended and replaced Resolution No. 11, Series 2003,
entitled “A Resolution Authorizing the Use of Off Highway Vehicles (OHV’s) on County Maintained
Roads Under Certain Terms and Conditions” (“2003 OHV Resolution”); and
WHEREAS, this Amended Ordinance Regulating the Use of Off-Highway Vehicles on County
Roads in Hinsdale County, Colorado shall amend and replace the 2016 OHV Ordinance, the 2007 OHV
Ordinance and the 2003 OHV Resolution; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of this Ordinance is in the best interests of the health, safety and
welfare of Hinsdale County, Colorado.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO, THAT ORDINANCE NO.2
SERIES 2016, ORDINANCE NO. 1, SERIES 2007, AND RESOLUTION NO. 11, SERIES 2003
ARE HEREBY AMENDED AND REPLACED BY THIS ORDINANCE NO. ____, SERIES 2017
AS FOLLOWS:
1. The term “off-highway vehicle” (“OHV”) shall be defined as follows (see, § 33-14.5-
101(3), C.R.S.): any self-propelled vehicle which is designed to travel on wheels or tracks in contact with
the ground, which is designed primarily for use off of the public highways, and which is generally and
commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes. “Off-highway vehicle” does not include
the following: vehicles designed and used primarily for travel on, over, or in the water; snowmobiles;
military vehicles; golf carts; vehicles designed and used to carry disabled persons; vehicles designed and
used specifically for agricultural, logging, or mining purposes; and vehicles registered pursuant to article
3 of title 42, C.R.S.
2. All public roads in unincorporated Hinsdale County shall be open to travel by OHVs and
subject to this Ordinance.
3. No off-highway vehicle shall be operated at any time unless the operator of the off-
highway vehicle has in his or her possession a valid motor vehicle driver’s license or operator’s license.
4. No off-highway vehicle shall be operated at any time, unless the operator of the off-
highway vehicle is insured to the minimum level required by the State of Colorado for automobiles.
5. Seat belt use is required if seatbelts are incorporated into the OHV by the OHV
manufacturer. In the event an OHV is manufactured to incorporate child car seats, child car seats and
restraints must be used in accordance with laws for motor vehicles under Colorado law.
6. Eye protection is required of all OHV operators and passengers.
7. OHVs shall contain no more occupants than for which the OHV was designed and
manufactured, but excepting therefrom any OHV that has a roll over protection device that was designed
and incorporated into the OHV to safely allow for more occupants than which the OHV was designed.
8. Helmets are required for OHV operators and passengers under the age of 18, unless a
passenger is properly contained in a child seat or restraint appropriate to the child’s age. This child helmet
exception is applicable only to OHVs designed and manufactured to support a child seat.
9. Off-highway vehicle operators and passengers are subject to all traffic laws applicable to
motor vehicles and off-highway vehicles, including but not limited to, any state, federal, county or
municipal law applicable to motor vehicle and/or off-highway vehicle operation. This shall include
without limitation compliance with the applicable provisions of Title 42, C.R.S.
10. This Ordinance shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer or peace officer,
including the person designated by the Board as the County Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement Officer.
11. Littering, as provided by§ 42-4- 1406, C.R.S., is prohibited. A violation of this littering
prohibition is subject to punishment as provided by § 42-4- 1406, C.R.S.
12. Careless driving, as provided by § 42-4- 1402, C.R.S., applies to OHVs hereunder and is
prohibited. A violation of this careless driving prohibition is subject to punishment pursuant to § 42-4-
1402, C.R.S.
13. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly allow, authorize, suffer or permit an
OHV owned or belonging to him or her or under his or her possession or authority, to be operated by any
person who is under the age of 16 and is in violation of Section 3 of this Ordinance.
14. Subject to Section 15 below and the entirety of this Section 14, any person who violates
any provision of this Ordinance, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one
thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each separate violation. In addition to any other fine in which a
convicted violator may be required to pay, the following applies: pursuant to § 18-1.3- 603, C.R.S., in the
event a violation of this Ordinance causes damage to a county road or other county property, the violator
shall pay the county restitution to fix the damage caused by the violation.
15. The penalty assessment procedure provided in § 16-2- 201, C.R.S., shall be followed for a
violation of this Ordinance, unless a different procedure is required by Colorado law. The arresting officer
may either give the person a penalty assessment notice and release him or her upon its terms or take him
or her before a judge of the Hinsdale County Court. The choice of procedures shall be based upon
circumstances which reasonably persuade the officer that the alleged offender is likely or unlikely to
comply with the terms of the penalty assessment notice, as well as the circumstances that warranted the
stop and penalty assessment. The penalty assessment notice shall be a summons and complaint containing
(i) identification of the alleged offender by name, address and social security number, (ii) specification of
the offense with which the person is charged, and (iii) the applicable fine that may be paid to the County
Treasurer in person or by mail within twenty (20) days of the date of issuance of the penalty assessment
or else appear to answer the charge before the Hinsdale County Court on the date of its next regular
session. Any person who chooses to acknowledge his or her guilt and is not otherwise required to appear
in Hinsdale County Court may, within twenty (20) days of the date of issuance of the penalty assessment,
pay a fine to the Hinsdale County Treasurer, either in person or by mail. Fines for violations of this
Ordinance shall be the same as those that are applicable to motor vehicles under Title 42, C.R.S. Any
uncontested payment that is provided to the Hinsdale County Treasurer shall be accompanied by a copy
of the penalty assessment signed by said person acknowledging his or her guilt. Payment of the foregoing
fine shall relieve the person receiving the penalty assessment of any further obligation to appear in the
Hinsdale County Court to answer the offense charged in the penalty assessment, unless otherwise
provided by this Ordinance or Colorado law.
INTRODUCED, READ AND ORDERED PUBLISHED IN FULL in the Lake City Silver World
on the ______ day of ______________, 2017.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO
By: ______________________________
Stan Whinnery, Board Chair
ATTEST:
__________________________
Joan Roberts, Clerk
ADOPTED ON SECOND READING AND ORDERED PUBLISHED IN FULL in the Lake City
Silver World, the ______ day of ___________________, 2017.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HINSDALE COUNTY, COLORADO
By:_______________________________
Stan Whinnery, Board Chair
ATTEST:
_____________________________
Joan Roberts, Clerk

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FW: Proposed OHV - DRAFT Only - Tom, this looks like what got passed today on a 2-1 vote. Ron From: Deanna Cooper [mailto:administrator@hinsdalecountycolorado.us] Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:14 PM To: Ron Bruce <st8cop@
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