The Colorado Noxious Weed Act(§ 35-5.5-101, C.R.S. (2009), et seq.) (The Act):
States that certain invasive weeds pose a threat to the continued
economic and environmental value of the land in Colorado;
these weeds as "noxious" in Colorado;
- mandates their management by
all landowners in the State.
contains specific provisions empowering the County to enforce its terms (including without limitation §§ 35-5.5-108.5, -109, and -110).
The Pitkin County Land manager, Code Enforcement Officer, and Sherriff,
and their respective designees, have been designated by the County as
"authorized agents" for this purpose.
The Pitkin County Enforcement Flow Chart generally illustrates the sequence of enforcement activities currently set fort in The Act. Please note that this chart is provided for illustrative purposes only, and does not supersede the provisions of the Act, whose terms will control over any inconsistency that may be depicted in the flow chart.