Jefferson County Animal Control has jurisdiction over animal control issues in unincorporated Jefferson County. If you live in a city, please contact your city’s animal control agency.
Animal control officers investigate animal abuse and provide services, including Leash Law (PDF) enforcement, barking dogs (PDF), regulating vicious/dangerous dogs, rabies control, bite quarantines, and courtesy dead-animal removal. Please download our JCSO Animal Control Brochure PDF for additional details.
Responsible Pet Ownership
The Jefferson County Animal Control unit urges you to be responsible pet owners regarding your pets' health, welfare, and safety. Please review the following brochures to learn more about the policies and solutions to keeping your pets safe.
- Why Spay or Neuter? (PDF)
- Seasonal Pet Care (PDF)
- Dogs Off Leash - The Do's and Don'ts in Jeffco (PDF)
- Dogs in Vehicles (PDF)
- Dogs At Large - Encroachment (PDF)
- Barking Dogs - Policy and Solutions (PDF)
Look at the Jefferson County Animal Control Regulations for the policy and ordinances.
Copies of reports are available for a fee of $5 for up to five pages. Additional pages cost 0.50 cents a piece.
Please use this webpage https://jeffcosheriff.co/JCACrequest to start a record request signing. [This link will take you to Zoho Sign]
Contact Animal Control
Call us at 303-271-5070.
700 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Directions from 6th Avenue
Drive north at the intersection of Heritage Road and 6th Avenue. You are now on Jefferson County Parkway. Stay in the left lane and drive 0.8 mile. The animal control office is on the left side of the road; it is the only single-story building on Jefferson County Parkway. Animal control shares a building with open space and operations.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Sunday - Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sheriff's office facilities are closed to the public on all legal holidays.