Before You BeginPlease refer to the before you build your driveway and place your culvert.
Driveway Permit Requirements
You must submit and receive a Driveway / Access Permit Application prior to submitting a building application.
The following information is required when applying for a permit:
- Owner / applicant name, mailing address, and phone number
- Legal description of the property
- Site / plot plan or drawing
- $125.00 fee payment (cash or check)
- Driveway marked with stakes
- Utility Notification Center of Colorado (UNCC) ticket number (Ph: 800-922-1987 or 8-1-1)
Note: A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued without an approved driveway. An engineered driveway is required for a design variance condition.
Driveway Design Criteria
- Driveways must be located at least five feet from the adjacent property line.
- Driveways must be 5% grade or less for the first 50 feet from an intersection with a county road.
- Circular driveways must have a minimum of 250-feet separation.
- A minimum driveway width of 14 feet is required.
- Driveways shall be surfaced with a minimum inches of Class 6 base material.
- Snow storage for driveways shall be provided on-site.
- Vehicle tracking controls shall be required wherever construction traffic will enter onto an improved road from construction site.
- Accumulated sediment shall be removed from the road at the end of each workday.
Culvert Design Criteria
- The minimum drainage culvert size is 15 inches in diameter unless otherwise designated during a site visit.
- Minimum cover shall be 12 inches.
- Acceptable drainage culvert pipe material includes 16-gauge corrugated metal pipe (CMP) or high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE).
- Culverts shall be installed prior to on-site construction.
- Rocks or stakes shall not be placed around or on culverts.
When a Permit Is Not Required
A Driveway Permit is not required from Road and Bridge if any of the following applies:
- Driveway located within town limits
- Driveway accesses off a state highway
- Driveway accesses a private road