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Wildlife Protection Regulations

The Wildlife Protection Ordinance mandates wildlife-resistant trash enclosures for residential dwellings and commercial businesses.

Patrol and Code Enforcement educate and enforce the ordinance, reminding the community that bear-resistant containers are compliant only if they are closed and latched properly. A zero-tolerance approach to violations of regulations allows the municipal court to impose maximum fines and the potential of a jail sentence as outlined in the Vail Town Code for putting trash outside other than from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a scheduled trash collection day. Intentional or unintentional feeding of wildlife at anytime through the mishandling of pet food, bird feeders and garbage is prohibited. 

Wildlife Protection Ordinance

Contact Info

Vail Police
General Information

Dwight Henninger
Vail Police Chief

Craig Bettis
Operations Commander

Daric Harvey
Administrative Commander

Marc Wentworth
Vail Public Safety Communications Center Director