How Rulemaking Works


What are "Regulations" and "Rulemaking"?

A regulation is a rule created by a state agency that has an impact on the regulated entity and on the public. Every state agency in the Executive Branch must adhere to the rulemaking process outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act or APA (Section 24-4-101, Colorado Revised Statutes) unless explicitly exempted. The rulemaking process involves four stages: 1) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; 2) Comment Period on Proposed Rule; 3) Hearing on Proposed Rule; and 4) Final Adoption of Proposed Rule. Find out more about Stakeholder Engagement in Rulemaking.

Rule making process steps

Calendar of Rulemaking Hearings

Find out when specific rulemaking hearings are happening and get details on the regulations being reviewed.

See Calendar

Search Proposed Rules

Search for proposed rules, or amendments to existing rules, submitted by state departments and agencies.


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Receive alerts when draft proposed rules or amendments to existing rules are submitted for review.

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Submit Proposed Rules

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Submit a Rule