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Citizen Petitions

​Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Citizen Petition Process​

Are you interested in creating a new Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) regulation or modifying or removing an existing rule? Colorado State Statute 24-4-103(7) gives any interested person the right to petition for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of any state rule. A written citizen petition is required to initiate such a process. The packets attached below were created as resources for those individuals who may be considering submitting a citizen petition to the Parks and Wildlife Commission, the body which sets regulations for Colorado’s state parks and wildlife programs. 

In this packet you will find the following useful information:​

  • A brief explanation of the citizen petition process.
  • A Frequently Asked Questions Document.
  • A copy of the main regulations and Commission Policy related to citizen petitions.
  • Examples of a well-written and poorly-written petition.
  • CPW's regulatory calendar with associated due dates for submitted petitions.
  • The Citizen-Proposed Issue Paper Form. 
  • The Citizen's Information Form for Unregulating Wildlife Species​​​ petitions.

​​​​Resources

​​​Citizen Petition Packet​

Unregulated Wildlife Citizen Packet

Citizen Petition Form​