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Change Order Policy (PDF)
Change Orders are defined as changes made at the applicant’s discretion, after issuance of a permit. Change Orders are not allowed during plans review, only after permit issuance. Items that would otherwise trigger a change order, when presented during the plans review phase, will trigger the need for a new permit.
Code Enforcement Policy
In summary, the code states that enforcement staff will utilize a progressive method of code enforcement. A summary of progressive steps is outlines on this page.
Construction Related Businesses
In addition to the requirements you will have as a typical business owner; business licenses, sales tax, and obtaining permits, your business should also be aware of several other things if you’re in the construction industry.
Control Project Noise
If your project was required to submit a Construction Mitigation Plan, noise suppression is included as a part of that plan.
The City of Aspen requires anyone building a fence, barrier or berm to go through an application process through the Community Development department.
Find Historic Files
You may browse or search unofficial versions of the provided document types.
Historic properties are integral to our community as they encompass and maintain our heritage and unique culture. Because of this, the City of Aspen has certain processes and regulations specific to historic properties.
Hours & Dates of Construction
View the restrictions which apply to construction activities within the City of Aspen.
Landscape / Grading Permit Exemptions
You do not need to apply for a Landscape / Grading permit if exemptions are met.
Landscape, Grading & Excavation Projects
Landscaping, Grading, and Excavation projects can occur unexpectedly, and are sometimes tied to a larger building project or are stand-alone projects. However, if you plan to do any of these, there are several things you should know.
Lodging taxes are reported on your sales tax return.
Before you start an application, you should be prepared to provide an estimate of the valuation of the work you are proposing. This estimated valuation total is required for your permit application.
Project Parking Permits
Payment is required for construction parking and is separate from standard parking regulations and a parking plan is included within the Right of Way Permitting Process, and will need to be completed before applying for construction parking permits.
Properties in the Commercial Core
If you are contemplating any construction in the commercial core there can potentially be many unique challenges involved with obtaining a building permit and/or conducting business.
Renewable Energy Mitigation Program
Designed to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, REMP is the first program of its kind in the world. Since its inception, CORE has granted over $8.2 million in REMP funds, which underwrite sustainable energy projects while allowing new homes to mitigate their environmental impacts.
If your business intends to serve food to the public, you will need to obtain a Colorado Retail Food license from the Environmental Health Department. View the approval requirements, cost, liquor licensing information, and more.
Search City Code
Every effort has been made to make this online code current as of the current date. Search for pertinent city codes.
Stormwater Management Best Practices
Pollution from stormwater runoff is a major concern, especially in urban and sub-urban areas. Rainwater washing across streets and sidewalks can pick up spilled oil, detergents, solvents, de-icing salt, pesticides, fertilizer, and bacteria from pet waste.
Understanding the Public Right of Way
A Public Right of Way is defined as an improved or unimproved public property to provide vehicles, pedestrians and other public uses. The Right of Way is also used for public utilities.
Urban Runoff Management Plan
We advise all development within Aspen to utilize the resources below. Here you will find documents pertaining to Stormwater Development within Aspen’s Municipal Code and Urban Runoff Management Plan.
Water department review is triggered by Community Development releasing approved permit applications to the assigned referral agencies. Learn more about the process, fees, and other details.
Watch for Trees
The City of Aspen has established a dynamic natural resource program that encompasses both the urban forest and the surrounding natural resources, earning it the distinct designation of being a Tree City USA, as well as being accredited by the Society of Municipal Arborists. Learn more about tree removal.
Water Efficient Landscaping
Read the Landscape Ordinance and related information.