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State of Colorado Rulemaking Portal

Welcome to the State of Colorado Rulemaking Portal. This site aims to make it easier for the public to engage in the rulemaking process through easier rules searching, through the ability to request notifications when a draft or amendments to existing rules are submitted, and through quick access to the Calendar of Rulemaking Hearings.


Understanding the Rulemaking Process 

Colorado Regulations and Rulemaking

Colorado regulates many professions, occupations and businesses to support a fair marketplace and protect consumers. A regulation is a rule created by a state agency that affects the regulated entity or the public. Executive Branch agencies must adhere to the rulemaking process outlined in the  Administrative Procedure Act or APA (Section 24-4-101, Colorado Revised Statutes) unless explicitly exempted.

Learn more about rulemaking

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research & Regulatory Reform (COPRRR) within the Department of Regulatory Agencies reviews regulation and policy throughout state government to ensure the regulation is necessary, effective, consistent, flexible and fair.


Administrative Rule Publication

The Secretary of State collects and publishes the official version of Colorado's administrative rules in the Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR), Notices of rulemaking, proposed, new and amended rules, and Attorney General rules opinions are published twice a month in the Colorado Register