FAQ

CAN WE LET OUR DOG RUN FREELY THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD?

No.  For everyone’s safety, and for the safety of our wildlife, dogs must either be on a leash, or kept in a fence. It’s also encouraged, as a courtesy to neighbors, that residents do their best to keep barking to a minimum.

CAN WE KEEP HORSES ON OUR PROPERTY?

Our covenants allow one horse per property, however the county requires a minimum of one acre for the first horse.  Most lots within Arabian Acres are less than one acre.

 CAN I CUT DOWN THE TREES THAT BLOCK MY VIEW?

No. Per our covenants, permissible tree removal is limited to trees that are dead or diseased, or for the purposes of new construction, or fire mitigation.

CAN I STORE MY TRASH CANS AT THE ROADSIDE WHEN THE BEARS ARE HIBERNATING?

No.  Our covenants require that trash cans not be visible from the roadway except on trash day.  Each resident is responsible for picking up strewn garbage and putting away cans as soon as garbage has been collected.  Let’s keep our neighborhood looking great!

Additionally, it’s important to keep trash stored in a bear-proof place year round.  Not only do bears get into trash, but also coyotes, stray cats/dogs, raccoons, ravens, crows and magpies, etc.  Garbage should be kept in metal or plastic bins with tight fitting lids. Please, do not put plastic bags at the curb unless they are inside secure garbage cans.

CAN I RIDE MY DIRT BIKE OR SNOW MOBILE ON NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS?

No.  Teller County prohibits use of any unlicensed vehicles on public access roads, and all roads within Arabian Acres are public access roads.

CAN WE HUNT AND FISH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD?

Fishing is available in our regularly stocked pond.  Hunting and shooting are prohibited within the subdivision at all times.

IT SEEMS LIKE SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORS FEED THE WILDLIFE.  I THOUGHT THAT WAS A BAD IDEA.

It is.  It’s also illegal.

According to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

Under Colorado law, intentionally feeding big game animals is illegal. The prohibition applies to deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and bears. Violators face a $50 fine.

We strongly encourage residents not to feed the wildlife of any kind, except birds.  See our tips on feeding birds here.

I HAVE A FIRE RING, CAN I BUILD A CAMPFIRE IN MY YARD?

Yes and no.  All residents of Arabian Acres must follow Teller County burn bans and restrictions at all times. You may build a fire in a proper fire pit on your property as long as you are following all current Teller County restrictions.  There are several safety issues to consider. Please click here for fire pit safety tips.

NOTE: You must have a permit to burn slash, and burning household trash is never permitted.

I HEARD THAT I CAN’T EVEN SMOKE CIGARETTES ON MY OWN PROPERTY.  IS THIS TRUE?

Again, yes and no.  As long as a fire ban is not in place, you are free to smoke on your own property.

However in a Stage I fire ban, smoking is only permitted in areas that are clear of all flammable or combustible materials, or in designated smoking areas; and in a Stage II fire ban, smoking is only permitted inside an enclosed vehicle or building.

WHAT ARE THE MARIJUANA LAWS AROUND HERE?  CAN MY NEIGHBORS GROW IT?

Yes, but it must be grown indoors, and must follow all applicable laws.  For more information about the laws, click here, or contact the sheriff’s office.

NOTE:  The use of butane to manufacture anything, including marijuana products, is illegal.  If you suspect your neighbors are using butane, please contact the sheriff immediately.

For non-emergency questions or concerns about marijuana, call the sheriff’s office at 719-687-9652.  For emergencies, call 911.