Homeowner Resources

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Development Services offers guidance on how to protect you and your residential property. Whether you are looking to apply for a building permit or want the low down on weed abatement, we have the answers you're looking for.

You'll find the frequently asked questions about residential construction projects, zoning compliance, how to track building projects on our eTRAKIT Development Portal, and more.

  1. Building inspections

Are you ready to have your construction work inspected? Visit the Building Inspections page to learn how to schedule, reschedule or cancel an inspection.

  1. Building permits

Do you need a building permit for your residential project? Don't know where to begin? Visit the Building Permits for Homeowners page to get the information you need to start your project.

  1. Clean up resources

Does your well-loved couch need to be tossed? Want to donate an old vehicle? Visit our helpful Clean-up Resources page to discover a list of local vendors who will help you dispose of unused items.

  1. Code compliance

Do you have questions about Town codes that affect you and your residential property? Visit our Code Compliance page to get the details on weeds, construction noise and more.

  1. Maintaining your residential property

It is a homeowner's responsibility to keep their property in good condition. From sidewalks to dumpsters, fencing to construction noise, learn more about residential code enforcement and common violations on the Maintaining Your Residential Property page.

  1. Hiring a contractor

One of the first steps in starting a home project is hiring a contractor. The Hiring a Contractor  page provides you with guidelines to get you on your way. You'll learn about contractor registrations as well as the eTRAKIT Development Portal, where you can verify contractor registrations, track the progress of your project and more.

  1. Important building documents
  1. Frequently asked questions
  1. Before you dig...

Are you planning new construction or landscaping? Before you start digging (even if it is only a couple of inches), don’t that you are required to contact Colorado 811 to have your underground utilities marked. It is the law. 

This simple step keeps you and your investment safe by helping you avoid the destruction of important underground facilities. Homeowners and professional excavators can easily submit a request online through the Colorado 811 website who will transmit a ticket to your utility providers.

Once your request is submitted, utility companies will provide the free service to mark their lines on your property. This includes underground utilities such as cables, wires or pipes. Digging can begin once you have all of the markings completed or have received a positive response from all of the utility carriers on your ticket. 

Private utilities

If you have installed any private utilities such as power to an attached garage, sprinkler / irrigation systems or propane and septic lines, they will not be included on your ticket. It is your responsibility to also contact the appropriate companies to have your private utilities marked before you begin digging.  

How deep are the underground utilities?

Don’t attempt to dig, no matter how shallow. The depth of utilities varies by location and type. Erosion or leveling can also shift the locations of your utilities over time. 

Find more resources on the Colorado 811 page on how to submit a request, report damage to utility infrastructure, and more.