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Law Summary

Couches may not be placed on outside porches.

Full Text of the Law

5-4-16 Outdoor Furniture Restriction.

(a) No person shall place, use, keep, store, or maintain any upholstered furniture not manufactured for outdoor use, including, without limitation, upholstered chairs, upholstered couches, and mattresses, in any outside areas located in the following places:

(1) In any front yard;

(2) In any side yard;

(3) In any rear yard or other yard that is adjacent to a public street. However, an alley shall not be considered a "public street" for the purpose of this subsection; or

(4) On any covered or uncovered porch located in or adjacent to any of the yards described in paragraphs (1) through (3) above.

Ordinance No. 7125 (2002).

About This Law

The University of Colorado in Boulder is renowned for its party atmosphere. In the most recent edition of the Princeton Review (2003), it was ranked the number one party school in the US. A common tradition at the University is to burn couches following big events (i.e. winning a football game). To curb this potentially dangerous activity, an ordinance was passed to discourage such actions.

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