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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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Meeting Schedule - Second Thursdays



Coming - Thursday, Feb 12, 2015. 



February 12 Luncheon


Scams, ID theft, and common landlord/tenant issues.


Boulder District Attorney’s Office attorney will be addressing current scams, popular forms of identity theft and the most common business and landlord/tenant issues they see in their Consumer Protection Office.

March 12, 2015 Luncheon 

The Age of Social Media

Jack Hanley will be presenting on the Age of Social Media. Mr. Hanley is an author, academic, social media and marketing specialist, and lecturer based in Boulder, Colorado.

April 9 – Annual VENDOR TRADE SHOW

Vendor Trade Show and Luncheon Program from 11:00-2:30.  Watch for more information.


Thursday – February 12, 11:45 - 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 before 5 p.m. on Monday February 9-- 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



January 9 -- Jon Caldara, President, Independence Institute.

February 13 - New Law Being Considered in Boulder

March 13 - Driven to or from Denver Lately?

April 10 - Luncheon Meeting & Vendor Trade Show

May 8 - Rental Housing and this session of the Colorado Legislature

September 11, 2014 -- Terri Norvell, Motivational Accountability

October 9 - Planning for proposed utility rate increases.

 and other water/flood planning.

November 13 - Colorado Homeland Security Representatives address "Lone Wolves and other Terrorist Activity".

December 11 -- County Judge Norma Sierra, Things you need to know about our County Court.



January 8 -Barry Farah explained why the American dream is endangered, and what we can do to protect it for future generations.

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