I’ve heard Pit Bulls will no longer be banned. Is that true?

As a home rule municipality, the Town of Castle Rock has its own set of laws and codes. Following two open houses, written public feedback and three Town Council public hearings, Council officially approved staff’s recommended changes to the Town Code related to animals. 

No dogs are restricted based on their appearance or breed. Restrictions are now based on dog behavior, and are identified in a two-tiered system defining potentially dangerous dogs, and dangerous dogs. A dog need not bite to be determined as potentially dangerous. A potentially dangerous dog may be allowed to remain in the Town under court ordered restrictions. A dog determined to be a dangerous dog is not allowed in the Town.

(updated Apr. 16, 2021)

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1. Is it legal to discharge a firearm in the active protection of livestock(chickens) against a nuisance animal (bobcat) attack?
2. What can be done to stop noise from jake brakes/compression engine brakes?
3. What is being done about gun safety in our communities? What it currently being placed into action to further protect ourselves and others?
4. How is the need for fire restrictions evaluated?
5. What is the schedule of maintenance for fire hydrants in Castle Rock?
6. What is the process to request police to increase their presence in neighborhoods where speeding is prevalent?
7. Why are some larger local stores only allowing customers one entrance into and one main exit out of the store? Is this some type of social distancing method?
8. Will Castle Rock Police issue a ticket if the Colorado license plate renewal tag has expired, but the one month grace period has not expired?
9. Who is supposed to enforce the "No Parking at any Time" signs posted in Castlewood Ranch? Is it the HOA, Douglas County Sheriff's Office or CRPD?
10. In a residential neighborhood, is it legal to park on the opposite side of the street, going against traffic? Also, is it legal to park with two wheels on the sidewalk?
11. Is it legal for motorized dirt bikes to be driven on streets in The Meadows? It is legal for motorized vehicles/bikes to ride in the open space adjacent to Morning Glory and Waverton Ranch?
12. What are the laws around marijuana consumption outdoors on residential property? Are these laws being enforced?
13. Is it true that Castle Rock’s growth is bringing more crime?
14. Why are the firefighters on overpasses/bridges on I-25?
15. I’ve heard Pit Bulls will no longer be banned. Is that true?