Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations and The City of Boulder is following the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and specifically recommends that community members practice good personal hygiene, refrain from attending/hosting large gatherings/parties and practice safe social distancing. For complete details about how the City of Boulder is responding to COVID-19, please click here.

As our office in UMC 313 is currently closed, please email us at och@colorado.edu for additional information on completing your Party Registration.


"After experiencing both a registered and non-registered party, I will be registering all of my parties in the future. I think this is a great service and had a great experience with everyone in your office. Thank you."

              -Previous Party Registration Participant

Throwing a party? Get a warning from dispatch and avoid a ticket!

Here is what you can do:

  1. As our office in UMC 313 is currently closed, please email us at och@colorado.edu for additional information on completing your Party Registration.
  2. Provide us with your student ID, two phone numbers, and your address. 
  3. If a noise complaint on your house is received, dispatch will call and give you a warning. 
  4. You will have 20 minutes to shut the party down and avoid the cops.

Why Register Your Party?

  1. Unlike a nuisance party ticket, registration is FREE. 
  2. You don't want the cops to stop by - so limit your chance of that happening! 
  3. It gives you an opportunity to take responsibility (before the cops arrive). 

Need trash bags? Just ask---we are happy to provide them to you upon registering your party!      

Want to know the fine print?

  • You MUST live at the house being registered. You cannot register a friend's party. 
  • Party Registration is for noise complaints only, and does not protect you or your guests against any other violation including open containers, MIPs or public urination.
  • Parties in common areas (ex: apartment courtyards) cannot be registered.
  • All amplified music, including bands and DJs, must be inside the house.
  • Houses that receive two consecutive warnings from dispatch will lose party registration privileges for 4 months.

Regardless of Party Registration, you are still responsible for obeying city laws. If the cops should show up at your unit, be respectful. Let them know you registered and be sure to shut your party down. If you ignore your warning, whether by phone or by the police, you are likely to get a ticket. 

It's Not Rocket Science...

Check out the Party Smart Guide for information about Boulder city ordinances, including noise and keg policies.