Denver Code of Ethics

The Denver Code of Ethics (PDF) is current as of October 2012 and includes amendments passed by Denver City Council on October 29, 2012.  The Denver Code of Ethics governs all Denver elected officials, city employees and board and commission members.
The last major revision to the Code of Ethics was made in 2001 and a number of smaller changes were passed in 2004, 2007 and 2009. The current changes were recommended by the Denver Board of Ethics, after several months of analysis, based on its experience in interpreting and administering the Code for the purpose of clarification and filling in gaps.
Please contact the Board of Ethics if you have questions about these changes or any other concerns about the Code of Ethics – 720-865-8412 or The entire updated Denver Code of Ethics, with the 2009 revisions underlined, is available at