To get through the permitting process with minimal delays, you need to submit applications that are complete and compliant with city and state requirements. This includes submitting ALL required forms and documentation, in a format that can be easily understood.
To assist you, the City has developed a
with a section specific to grading, excavating and using the public right of way.You can also find the relevant required documents, based on the size and scale of your project below.
Thresholds for Engineering Reviews:
If your project meets the following list of thresholds*, be prepared to submit the relevant documents to the Engineering Department. Please be aware that your project may meet more than one threshold, which would require you to submit requirements from multiple rows in the table below: *Please note that the thresholds listed above are not exhaustive of every instance that may require particular reviews. Please consult with the Engineering department prior to proceeding with your project to ensure you are meeting all requirements.
Be aware that many projects require more than one permit.
For instance, projects may require a building permit (a #1 permit), sub-permits for plumbing, electrical and mechanical work, in addition to permits for exterior work such as grading and excavating.
Always check to see which permits may be applicable in your situation, using our
List of Construction-Related Permits and Triggers.
Construction Mitigation Plan (CMP):
You must submit a
Construction Mitigation Plan
if any of the following apply:
Interior and/or exterior disturbance exceeding 1000 SF
Building structure disturbance exceeding 400 SF
Change in ownership or contracting services
Modifications desired to an approved CMP
To learn more about CMP's, please visit our
Construction Mitigation Planning Page
If you have questions about which permits you may need and the requirements for a complete and compliant submission, contact Engineering Department for assistance.
City of Aspen Engineering
City Hall Annex
517 E. Hopkins Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
Office Hours: 8 - 4:30 (M-F)