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    Animal Control Office

    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    700 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Ste. 160
    Golden, CO 80401

    After-hours and animal emergencies

    24 hours a day/ seven days a week

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  • Wildlife


    Nuisance Wildlife Assistance

    Colorado is known for its abundant wildlife, and animals inevitably find their way into our communities. While most people are fascinated or delighted when wildlife, such as deer or elk, wander into their neighborhoods, these incidents can cause serious problems - for instance, when a coyote is stalking your pet or a raccoon manages to claw its way into an attic.

    Jefferson County Animal Control Officers are not authorized or trained to handle nuisance wildlife; however, there are many resources available, nonprofit and for-profit, to manage the situation.
    Animal control does not endorse any particular service or company and strongly recommends that consumers check references, licenses, insurance and bonding before hiring any company.

    • Colorado Parks and Wildlife External Link Icon: 303-291-7227
    • Urban Wildlife Rescue: 303-340-4911
    • Animal Damage Control: 303-884-9100
    • Critter Control: 303-274-8837
    • Acorn Wildlife Control: 303-979-0900
    • Urban Wildlife Services: 303-588-1869
    • All American Wildlife Damage Specialist: 303-840-7743
    • A All Animal Control of Denver: 303-452-2113
    • EnviroCritter: 720-295-7378
    • Animal and Pest Control Specialist: 303-987-0842
    • AGD Varmint Control: 303-748-8879


     Please check your telephone directory or search "pest control" for additional resources.

    Dead Animal Removal

    Animal control officers often remove stray, dead animals from the road or residential/commercial property as a courtesy to citizens if the animal weighs less than 100 pounds. If reaching the animal is deemed unsafe or otherwise prohibitive, officers will not attempt to remove it.

    • Large Dead Animal Removal
      Colorado State Patrol
    • For emergencies Involving Wildlife on the Roadway
      • On County Roads
        Jefferson County Road and Bridge
      • State Highways
        Colorado State Highway Department

    Livestock Removal

    In unincorporated Jefferson County, loose livestock should be reported to animal control at 303-271-5070 or to patrol at 303-277-0211.If possible, loose livestock will be safely confined to a pasture or enclosure and the Colorado State Brand Inspector will be contacted. The state brand commissioners are responsible for handling estrays. The Colorado State Brand Inspector may be reached at 303-294-0895.

    Bees and Wasps

    For control and or removal of bees and wasps, please refer to your telephone directory to find a pest-control service.