For all new development in Montezuma County, residential or commercial, please fill out the following form:
This is the best way for us to assist you in obtaining an address, septic and/or driveway permit for your project.
Once this form is filled out we will assist you with the following areas:
- Certificate of Occupancy: Montezuma County does not issue Certificates of Occupancy nor do we have a building department. While we do not enforce building codes for residential construction, you may hire a qualified inspector for your construction project.
- Contact list for development
- Commercial and Industrial buildings and structures: all new construction and remodeling ARE required to be in compliance with Uniform Building Code 1997 or greater.
- Covenants: If your land is within a subdivision please review your covenants for restrictions before building as some may have specific guidelines and more stringent standards than the County’s minimum Design Guideline Standards.
- Addressing: All residential & commercial development requires a County assigned 911 address.
- Septic Permit: Available through the Health Department, Melissa Mathews, Sanitarian
- Access Permit: A driveway permit for access is required unless you access off a red signed non-county owned and maintained road
- If your access is directly off a Highway please contact CDOT at 970-385-3626
- State Electrical Inspection: 303-898-2985 www.dora.state.co.us
- State Plumbing Inspection: Tim McAvoy 970-264-6907
- Snow loads, wind loads and foundations: For information please contact an engineer.
- Floodplain: If you are within a floodplain you must submit proof of compliance with the Montezuma County Floodplain Resolution 13-2008
- Elevation Certificate & Instructions, James Dietrich, Floodplain Administrator 565-7402
- Storm-water Permit: 303-866-3447 water.state.co.us if you will disturb an acre or more of land.
- Utility Notification Center of Colorado: 811 or 1-800-922-1987 Call before you dig.
- Setbacks: The following are required:
- New fences are to be set back a minimum of 30 feet from the center line of County roads.
- Setbacks for dwellings are to be a minimum of 50 feet from County Road rights-of-way, a minimum of 50 feet from the right-of-way of service roads or streets within a platted subdivision, and 50 feet from lot lines.
- Setbacks for barns, garages, and other auxiliary structures shall be a minimum of 25 feet from County road rights-of-way and property lines not adjacent to roads and highways.
- Within the Dolores River Valley all new commercial and residential construction, including Individual Sewage Disposal Systems, shall be set back 100 feet from the existing stream bank.
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