The town's ordinances are published and available online via the Windsor Municipal Code Chapter 7. You can also download the
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For specific questions not addressed in the brochure below or in the municipal code, please call 970-674-6400 Informational Nuisance Brochure
Effective Oct. 10, the Windsor Police Department can no longer offer public fingerprinting services.
On Sept. 24, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation implemented the Colorado Applicant Background Service in response to 2017 legislation, specifically Senate Bill 17-189. Under the new program, physical fingerprint cards such those previously used by the Windsor Police Department were no longer acceptable. According to CBI’s Department of Public Safety, two vendors were selected to provide public fingerprinting services for background checks: IdentoGO and Colorado Fingerprinting. Both vendors maintain a list of locations, hours of operation, cost and other details for their services on their respective websites, however, Colorado Fingerprinting’s services will not be available until late October. Until then the closest authorized vendor is IdentoGO, located at 115 East Harmony Rd., Suite 210 in Fort Collins. For information about IdentoGO, visit identogo.com and for information about Colorado Fingerprinting, visit coloradofingerprinting.com.
All requests for police reports must be in writing. There is a specific form that needs to be completed and signed before any copy can be released. You can obtain this form in the link below or from the Police Department.
By Colorado law, we are allowed three business days to respond to the written request. Generally, reports can be available sooner than the three days. Many reports, however, are not immediately available:
1) If a report is still under investigation, it cannot be released unless authorized by the investigating officer.
2) If there are any circumstances where the report would need to be redacted according to Colorado Open Records Act/Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.
3) If the report is in storage.
4) If the report has been destroyed in accordance with the Colorado Archives Destruction Schedule.
The fee for a copy of a report is $2 to pull the report and $0.25 per page. We accept cash or checks only.
For traffic accident reports, if you are the driver and/or owner of the vehicle, there is no charge for the report.
The completed and signed request form can be emailed to PDRecords@windsorgov.com or faxed to 970-686-7478.
VIN verifications are provided with no-charge to residents. Non-residents incur a $15 fee for the service.
VIN Verification Service Hours:Wednesdays: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.Fridays: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.*Closed on holidays, when administrative offices are closed.VIN verification is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments will be scheduled.
The State of Colorado requires a certified inspector or a law enforcement agency to inspect the vehicle identification number (VIN) to ensure it matches the vehicle that is being registered and to verify that the number has not been altered or is not fictitious. VIN verification is usually requested when attempting to register a vehicle with an out-of-state title, if the vehicle was purchased outside of Colorado, or if the vehicle hasn’t been registered for long periods of time. For the verification process, please bring any official paperwork with the VIN — the title, previous registration, bill of sale, insurance card, etc.
The Town of Windsor has Municipal Codes governing dogs, and those can be found in the Windsor Municipal Code Chapter 7. Because of the codes regarding dogs at large, our officers will pick up dogs found to be roaming without their owners. If the dog has an identification tag, the officer will attempt to contact the owner. If this is unsuccessful or the owner cannot pick up the dog immediately, the dog will be taken to Garden Valley Vet Clinic. Before the owner or responsible party can claim the dog at Garden Valley Vet, they will need to come to the Police Department with a photo ID to obtain the necessary paperwork. An owner of a missing dog can call the Police Department to report it missing and we will notify the officers to be on the look-out. If the dog is located by the owner, we ask that they also notify us, so that we will no longer look for the dog. The Town of Windsor does not have codes regarding cats at large, so officers will not pick them up.
To report any graffiti on public and/or private properties, call the Police Department at 970-674-6400 or submit information online through YourGOV.