• Contact Information

    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

  • Wildlife


    Nuisance Wildlife

    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: 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

    Dead Animal Removal

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

    • Large Dead Wildlife 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 the Sheriff's Office directly 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 303-869-9160.

    Bees and Wasps

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

    Be Bear Aware

    As Colorado's human population continues to grow, there are more people living and recreating in bear country. The potential for conflict will inevitably rise, but there are actions humans can take to mitigate bear break-ins, conflict or run-ins on the trail. Below are links to some videos provided by our partners at Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

    Bearproofing Your Home 
    Solving Your Bear Problem
    Camping and Hiking in Bear Country
    What To Do if You See a Bear

    Coyotes Conflicts

    Every citizen can help both people and coyotes by taking action to re-instill them with a healthy and natural fear of people. To learn more visit our Coyotes webpage.