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New Code Enforcement - Boulder's Bear-resistant cart enforcement began October 1 within the first geographic area.  Fines are $250 for first offense, $500 for second offense and $1000 for third offense.  No warnings will be given.  The Police Code Enforcement group now has four full time officers. 


Rental Licensing:  Boulder requires all rental properties to be licensed.  The license requires a health/safety inspection of the property based on a city inspection checklist conducted by an approved private inspector and completed within three months of a property becoming a rental.  This license requirement applies to both single family and multi-family properties.


New Interest Rate—0.16% on Tenant Security Deposits for 2015

The City of Boulder has calculated the interest rate for tenant security deposits for the 2015 calendar year to be 0.16 percent.


This is the mathematical average of the one-year certificate of deposit from the top three financial institutions in Boulder, based on market share data as of Dec. 16, 2014.


This calculation has been prepared in accordance with Ordinance 7320, which was adopted on Feb. 17, 2004. Relevant code language may be found in Chapter 12-2: Landlord-Tenant Relations of the Boulder Revised Code (sections 12-2-2 and 12-2-4 through 12-2-7).

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Our work is tailored to the needs of Boulder area rental property owners and managers.  We stand up for you.  and, we make available to you vital information to make managing your property more sucesssful.  

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April 14 Vendor Trade Show

The Wait is Over!!

Registration is now available for our once a year, world renowned, stupendous BARHA Vendor Trade Show coming Thursday, April 14.

Ok – so it may not be world renowned, but it is stupendous and very popular in Boulder Valley and you now have the chance to get signed up while space is still available.

Please see all the relevant info inserted inside our newsletter.  Remember, you are not signed up until your registration is paid!  You must be a member of BARHA to participate.


March 10  Luncheon Meeting

Make your website attractive, active and successful.

Our March 10 Luncheon speaker is Kenny Marks, a 15-year on-air radio personality and the managing partner of Get Found Fast. 

Kenny will be helping us understand what it takes to capture the attention of a potential customer and how to create a website that generates leads. 

Mr. Marks will discuss methods to improve your company position - giving viewers the choice to call you!  This is a result of offering more value to website visitors, encouraging them to connect with your company in a more meaningful way. Mr. Marks is a terrific speaker and he has a lot to offer us.

RSVP now for this valuable presentation.

Thursday –  March 10.  Noon - 1:45 p.m.

Avalon Center at 6185 Arapahoe
(large white building, north side of street)

Members are encouraged to bring others. 

Attendees must pre-register with Sheila - ASAP please -- even if you have a prepaid luncheon package. Please be prepared to pay $30/person in cash or check at the door.


We regret that no-shows will be billed. 
Sheila 303-494-9048 or


For more Events information: Calendar of Events


Summary of  Past Meetings




February --Adam Witte explained how to detect and treat the pests, including the emerald ash borer, that are devastating our valuable landscaping.





January -- Barry Farah explained why the American dream is endangered, and what we can do to protect it for future generations.

February -- Boulder District Attorney’s Office attorney addressed current scams, popular forms of identity theft and the most common business and landlord/tenant issues seen in the Consumer Protection Office.

March -- The Age of Social Media, by Jack Hanley an author, academic, social media and marketing specialist, and lecturer based in Boulder, Colorado.

April – Annual Vendor Trade Show and Luncheon Program.

May -- Legislative Report and Industry Update

October-- Focus on the Upcoming Nov. 3 Election, Dan Powers.  Also, New Info from Boulder Code Enforcement, Jennifer Riley.

November -- Panel of Owners/managers of some new projects.

December -- Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder discussed home indoor air quality and air quality in multi-family properties.




January -- Jon Caldara, President, Independence Institute.

February - New Law Being Considered in Boulder

March - Driven to or from Denver Lately?

April - Luncheon Meeting & Vendor Trade Show

May - Rental Housing and this session of the Colorado Legislature

September -- Terri Norvell, Motivational Accountability

October - Planning for proposed utility rate increases.

 and other water/flood planning.

November - Colorado Homeland Security Representatives address "Lone Wolves and other Terrorist Activity".

December -- County Judge Norma Sierra, Things you need to know about our County Court.

Boulder Area Rental Housing Association
Sheila Horton
Executive Director
303-494-9048 Voice
303-449-7028  FAX