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Businesses are required to post a sign at all public entrances stating that smoking is not allowed within 25 feet of the entrance. Download the sign here(PDF, 138KB).
The ordinance allows smoking in outdoor areas of any business, including golf courses and patios of restaurants. All businesses are still subject to the 25-square-foot “smoke-free” perimeter around public entryways. However, if a restaurant has a patio that is within the 25-square-foot entryway, smoking will still be allowed on that patio. To report an issue with smoking at a business, call Code Enforcement at 303-987-7566.
The law requires city owned playgrounds, swimming areas, skate parks, athletic fields, picnic shelters, tennis courts and similar locations in outdoor areas of city parks as well as festival grounds or places for city events and outdoor concerts to be smoke-free. It also creates smoke-free transit stops, such as light rail platforms and bus stops. To make a report of smoking in progress, call non-emergency dispatch at 303-980-7300.
Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, chimeneas and other recreational fires are popular backyard amenities. Outdoor recreational fires are allowed if they follow these rules: