Jefferson County Animal Control Officers are not authorized or trained to handle nuisance wildlife; however, there are many resources available, nonprofit and for-profit, to manage the situation.


Animal control does not endorse any particular service or company and strongly recommends that consumers check references, licenses, insurance and bonding before hiring any company.

  • Acorn Wildlife Control: 303-979-0900
  • AGD Varmint Control: 303-748-8879
  • All American Wildlife Damage Specialist: 303-840-7743
  • A All Animal Control of Denver: 303-452-2113
  • Animal and Pest Control Specialist: 303-987-0842
  • Animal Damage Control: 303-884-9100
  • Critter Control: 303-274-8837
  • EnviroCritter: 720-295-7378
  • Urban Wildlife Rescue: 303-340-4911
  • Urban Wildlife Services: 303-588-1869
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife: 303-291-7227

Wildlife Emergencies on Roadways

  • On County Roads
    Jefferson County Road and Bridge
    Phone: 303-271-5200
  • State Highways
    Colorado State Highway Department
    Phone: 303-757-9514

Dead Animal Removal

Animal Control often removes stray, dead wildlife from the road or residential / commercial property as a courtesy to citizens if the wildlife weighs less than 100 pounds. If reaching the dead wildlife is deemed unsafe or otherwise prohibitive, officers will not attempt to remove it.

For large dead wildlife removal contact the Colorado State Patrol at 303-239-4501.

Nuisance Wildlife

For information on laws pertaining to controlling, removing, and relocating wildlife on your property download the Nuisance Wildlife laws brochure from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

For control and or removal of bees and wasps please refer to your telephone directory to find a pest-control service.

Bears & Mountain Lions

As Colorado's human population continues to grow, there are more people living and recreating in bear and mountain lion country. The potential for conflict will inevitably rise, but there are actions humans can take to mitigate break-ins, conflict or run-ins on the trail. Below are links to some videos provided by our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

Livestock Removal

In unincorporated Jefferson County, loose livestock should be reported to animal control at 303-271-5070 or to the Sheriff's Office directly at 303-277-0211. If possible, loose livestock will be safely confined to a pasture or enclosure and the Colorado State Brand Inspector will be contacted. The state brand commissioners are responsible for handling estrays. The Colorado State Brand Inspector may be reached at 303-869-9160.