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For 2017, the gathering period is January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. This changes all raw sale prices, prior to June 30, 2016, to reflect the market value as of that date.Time Adjustment MethodologyWhen price levels are changing significantly, sales prices must be adjusted for time. Separate time adjustment factors, by type of property and geographic area, may be necessary as rates of change in real estate prices often vary with these factors. Most appraisal organizations, such as the Appraisal Institute (Institute) and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), recognize the need for time adjustment (trending) of sales prices to the date of appraisal.Determination of market adjustments for time involves the consideration of the four basic techniques of time trend analysis:
Yes, all general contractors and subcontractors are required to be registered in Grand County.
Contact the Building Division for more information at 725-3255.
An agricultural building is a structure located on real property classified as agriculture by the Grand County Assessor that is designed, constructed, and used to house farm implements, hay grain, poultry, livestock, or other horticultural products.
This structure shall not be a place of human habitation or a place of employment where agricultural products are processed, treated or packaged, nor shall it be a place used by the public.
You should select a funeral home to make final arrangements. The funeral home representative and the Coroner’s Office will coordinate with each other in order to facilitate these arrangements and to eliminate possible delays.
No, our office does not select funeral homes. Surviving family needs to select the mortuary that they desire to handle funeral arrangements.
No. In a majority of cases, visual identification is not required. Should it become necessary for you to come in or bring other records or x-rays, you will be contacted.
Yes, but keep in mind it may not be advisable. It will be at the discretion of the Coroner. It is recommended you wait to view at the Funeral Home.
The Coroner is required by law to investigate all deaths (1) that occur outside a physician's care; (2) that are sudden or unexpected; (3) that cannot be ascertained to be a natural death by documented medical history and circumstances. The involvement of the Coroner’s Office does not mean that an autopsy will automatically be performed. The Coroner's Office may take jurisdiction over an apparently natural death if (1) the death was unexpected and no medical cause can be determined; (2) the decedent was not under the care of a physician, and/ or there is no prior documented medical history to explain the death; (3) the death might be a public health hazard; (4) there are extenuating and/ or suspicious circumstances associated with the death.
An autopsy is the examination of the body to determine the cause and manner of death. It is similar to a surgical procedure. Often, an autopsy can reveal an undiagnosed disease process or abnormality. It may also detect a genetic disorder that could be inherited by surviving family members. In an accidental death, the question of how a disease process contributed to the accident (if at all) must be answered. Often insurance companies will deny payment of benefits until the autopsy results are available. If the death is due to apparent natural causes and there is sufficient evidence of a pre-existing illness or medical condition, an autopsy may not be necessary. However, if there is any question that the death may be due to "other than natural causes" an autopsy will be performed. In an obviously traumatic death, the cause of death may appear obvious; however, there may be contributing, underlying factors. Again, the insurance companies may deny benefits until they receive the autopsy results.
Colorado law (CRS 30-10-606) provides the authority for the CORONER’S OFFICE to perform an autopsy as part of an investigation. We use the following guidelines:
1. If the autopsy is deemed unnecessary for the investigation, it will not be performed. By law, an autopsy cannot be performed by the Coroner's Office solely for "medical curiosity." If the family or Doctor would like a medical curiosity autopsy to be performed, it must be arranged by the family or by the doctor with the family's permission, and be done by the Pathologist of your choice. You should be aware that the financial responsibility falls upon the requesting party and an autopsy can be quite expensive.
2. If the Coroner's Office deems it necessary to perform an autopsy as part of the investigation, the law grants us the ability to take jurisdiction of the body to perform the autopsy. There is no charge for an autopsy conducted under these circumstances.
3. If you or your family should disagree with our decision to perform an autopsy in spite of the benefits and the questions it will answer, you must obtain a Court Order through your attorney to prevent the autopsy from taking place. All legal financial obligations incurred are your responsibility.
Yes. You may obtain a copy by calling the Office of the Grand County Coroner at (970) 724-0083 and requesting a copy. You will then be instructed to go to the website and fill out the Request for Autopsy Report and send to the office.
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Any personal possessions in the custody of the Coroner may be claimed by the legal next of kin. To avoid any inconvenience to you, call the Grand County Coroner's Office at (970) 724-0083 before coming into the office. We will advise you if any documents will be needed and of any other requirements.
Clothing is not usually considered property. Unless there is a need to hold clothing as evidence, it is released to the mortuary receiving the deceased. Clothing that presents a health hazard may be disposed of for the safety of all persons involved.
If the Coroner's Office is investigating the case and an autopsy is performed, we will issue the Death Certificate. It is given to the funeral home to be filed with State Vital Statistics. The funeral home will issue you as many copies as you request and pay for. Copies may also be obtained from the County or State Dept. of Vital Statistics.
Approval for release is required by the Coroner's Office for tissue/ organ donation in deaths that fall under Coroner Statutes. Only heart valves, skin, long bones, and corneas can be donated after death. Persons on life support may be eligible for organ donation. A donation will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Donor Alliance 303-360-6000
Rocky Mtn. Lions Eye Bank 720-848-3959
Univ of Colo State Anatomical 303-724-2410
Science Care 800-417-3747
Life Legacy 888-774-4438
Full Body Donation 970-248-1219
Normally, no. However, there are exceptions and you will receive written correspondence when, and if, they apply.
In order to enter, you need to obtain permission from the Law Enforcement agency involved.
Grand County Sheriff’s Dept. (970) 725-3343
Fraser/Winter Park PD (970) 722-7779
Granby PD (970) 887-3007
Kremmling PD (970) 724-3318
Colorado State Patrol (970) 824-6501
District Attorney’s Office (970) 725-3371
Grand County EMS (970) 887-2732
Hot Sulphur Springs:
Grand County Mortuary 970-725-9010
Yampa Valley Funeral Home 970-879-1494
Aspen Mortuary 303-232-0985
Loveland / Ft Collins:
Allnutt Funeral Service 970-667-1121
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home 970-667-5885
Viegut Funeral Home 970-679-4669
Bohlender Funeral Chapel 970-482-4244
Goes Funeral Care 970-482-2221
Resthaven Funeral Service 970-667-0202
Vessey Funeral Services 970-482-5065
(Some Insurance companies will cover the cost of the cleanup.)
Bio One 303-946-8834
Absolutely Clean 970-589-0433
Crime Tech 719-201-2726
Rocky Mountain Catastrophe 970-722-7744
Steri Clean 888-577-7206
GCPH wants to emphasize the importance of taking the necessary precautions to protect each other. We all have a role to play in limiting the spread of this virus. Steps that everyone can take to slow the spread of the virus include:
For COVID-19, close contact includes:
Disease investigations, including contact tracing, are part of the process of supporting patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection. Grand County Public Health (GCPH) completes contact tracing for every positive case in the county. In contact tracing, Grand County Public Health (GCPH) works with a patient to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the timeframe while they may have been infectious. They then warn these exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible. Contacts are provided with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others who have not been exposed, monitor themselves for illness, and the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill. Anyone contacted is assessed for symptoms throughout their quarantine. The contact is then tested for COVID-19 at the end of the 14-day period if symptoms arise. Anyone ordered to quarantine is not able to test out of quarantine due to the long incubation period of the virus.
Quarantine is for people who are not currently sick but who have been or may have been exposed to a communicable disease, like COVID-19. If you have been in contact with someone who has been placed on quarantine: they are not contagious---yet. They are being monitored for symptoms and are not identified as a COVID-19 positive case. Your contact with a quarantined individual does not put you at risk. Quarantined individuals have been in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case but may not have enough virus in their system to be contagious, or even develop the illness at all. Should that quarantined person develop symptoms or test positive, their contact with you within the investigation timeframe could be considered in their case investigation.
Isolation happens when a person is infected with a communicable disease, like COVID-19, and is separated from people who are healthy.
State and local public health agencies request that Coloradans and visitors from other states or countries voluntarily cooperate with isolation and quarantine instructions. State or local public health agencies may issue isolation and quarantine orders in some high-risk situations or if non-compliance is anticipated. If people do not follow the orders, public health agencies can involve law enforcement. If enforcement were to become necessary, the entity that issued the order (the state or local public health agency) could file an enforcement action in state district court asking a judge to enforce the order. The court could also levy fines but, on the whole, public health is more interested in compliance with the terms of the order.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 using a PCR test, stay away from others and follow the instructions on how to isolate. If you have a positive test result for COVID-19, public health may contact you to collect information about your exposures and give you more information about preventing transmission to others.If you develop symptoms, contact your health care provider or take advantage of other testing sites to get tested. Follow the instructions on how to isolate.
Coloradans who are sick and receive negative COVID-19 test results should continue to stay home while they are sick and should consult with their health care provider about the need for additional testing and the appropriate time to resume normal activities.
If you need medical advice, call a healthcare provider or nurse line. It is important to CALL ahead BEFORE going to see a health care provider, urgent care, or emergency room in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Tell them your symptoms and where or how you might have been exposed. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911. Tell the dispatcher your symptoms.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, but you don’t have symptoms, follow the instructions on how to quarantine for 14 days after exposure. You may also want to get tested, but wait at least seven days after the date you think you were exposed to get tested using a PCR test. If you get tested too early, there may not be enough viral material for the test to detect.
While it’s a good idea to wait about seven days to be tested after the date of exposure if you don’t have symptoms, some people may not become ill for up to 14 days. For that reason, people who have been exposed to COVID-19 should minimize their contact with others for 14 days from the date of their exposure, even if they test negative before the full two weeks have passed.
Grand County Public Health (GCPH) completes contact tracing for every positive case in the county. Contact tracing is the process by which Grand County Public Health finds high-risk contacts and those individuals in very close, prolonged contact with the infected patient. There is a time frame of exposure risk that is investigated for each positive case. Once identified as a close contact, individuals are notified about the possibility of COVID-19 exposure and provided guidance. If you are not notified during the Contact Tracing process, it means that you were not identified by GCPH as someone in close contact, during the time frame of risk, with the individual who tested positive.
Grand County public Health uses the following criteria to determine contact risk exposure during contact tracing. Normally, only individuals identified as Medium and High Rigk are contacted during the contact tracing process.
High Risk: 1) Individuals living in the same household as, 2) being an intimate partner of, or 3) providing care in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) for a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection without using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation
Medium Risk (assumes no exposures in the high-risk category): 1) Individuals who have close contact with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, or 2) Individuals on aircraft who are seated within 6 feet (2 seats in each direction) of a traveler with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection, or 3) Individuals living in the same household as, an intimate partner of, or caring for a person in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) to a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection while consistently using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation
Low Risk (assumes no exposures in the high-risk category): 1) Individuals having been in the same indoor environment (e.g., a classroom, a hospital waiting room) as a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time but not meeting the definition of close contact.
No Identifiable Risk: Individuals having interactions with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection that do not meet any of the high-, medium- or low-risk conditions above, such as walking by the infected person or being briefly in the same room.
No, you need to stay home until the full 14 days of quarantine are over.
Middle Park Health is now offering antibody testing and testing for non-symptomatic individuals. Prices for walk-in cash pay patients (no order required) are $50 for antibody test and $100 for the nasal swab. Please understand that some antibody tests are resulting in what are known as “false positives.” Thus, we encourage everyone to be very cautious about results from an antibody test and understand that the test does not guarantee immunity. You should continue to follow all recommended precautions to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19, even if you think you have had COVID-19 in the past or if you’ve gotten a positive result from an antibody test.
If you meet criteria, yes, you can be tested for COVID-19 in Grand County at any healthcare facility. The tests are then sent to the state laboratory to be processed. Currently, we have no news on the rapid tests being available in Grand County.
Middle Park Health is now offering antibody testing and testing for non-symptomatic individuals. Prices for walk-in cash pay patients (no order required) are $50 for antibody test and $100 for the nasal swab.
The industry sector, recreation, event, and other activities’ Protective Measures and operating protocols contained in the Grand County COVID-19 Suppression Plan and Playbooks shall apply for all applicable businesses and activities at all times until further notice. These Activity Specific Protective Measures change regularly depending on the COVID-19 health of the County and State. In particular, due to the dynamic nature of CDPHE Public Health Orders and variability of COVID-19 threats locally, capacity limits for different industries, activities, events, and sectors may change regularly.
Businesses, employers, sole proprietors, and organizers of events and activities shall submit a Compliance Verification Form through Grand County Public Health for each activity subject to Activity Specific Protection Measures and display approved acceptance documentation prior to opening and receiving customers, or commencing an event or other activity.
Protect Our Neighbors means that communities that meet certain criteria have less stringent restrictions than under Stay at Home and Safer at Home. Strong local public health and health care systems are the key to reopening the economy. Different communities will be at different phases, based on local conditions and capabilities. Local communities can also still apply for a variance from Safer at Home.
Grand County has to meet specific criteria to apply for the Protect Our Neighbors level and ensure that the following are met within our county:
People should be aware of and follow the rules in their specific community and in the communities they are visiting.
Grand County’s Public Health Order is complementary to State public health orders. Therefore, the Order should
not be relied upon solely. To the extent any State orders or laws conflict with the express terms of this Order, the provisions of this local June 26, 2020 GCPH Public Health Order control, regardless of whether the State orders or laws are more or less restrictive than what is set forth herein. However, except for those specifically identified measures contained herein, the Order is not intended to limit, rescind, alter, or amend any other applicable public health orders, restrictions, or requirements of the federal, state or local governments.
All members of the public are responsible for following all other provisions of the Governor’s orders, CDPHE orders, and local orders that do not conflict with the specific protective measures in the Grand County COVID- 19 Suppression Plan and Playbooks. Individuals should be aware that new orders are being issued on a regular basis from Governor Polis and CDPHE.
Yes and there are protective measures in place that are meant for private, short-term vacation-style rentals such as those arranged through an online hosting platform, including but not limited to VRBO or Airbnb, homeowner rentals, and privately owned residences for rent that are rented for thirty (30) days or less per stay.
Owners, managers, operators, and/or employers must implement the protective measures found in the Grand County Lodging Playbook in addition to filling out a Compliance Verification Form prior to taking renters.
Antibody tests, antibody blood tests, and serologic tests refer to the same thing. It is a test to check your blood to look for antibodies, which are proteins that help fight off infections. Antibody tests can show if you had a previous infection with a virus.
According to the CDC, the test may not find antibodies in someone with a current COVID-19 infection. It depends on when someone was infected and the timing of the test.
Information on this dashboard may change as new or different information is discovered through case investigations performed at the local level. Labs, hospitals, and state and local public health agencies enter initial data into CEDRS. Then, local health agency epidemiologists investigate the cases to gather more information. As they gather more information about a case, they update the data reported to their local public health agencies and to the state via CEDRS. Therefore, numbers and information provided by local agencies may be more up-to-date than this statewide dashboard.
Cases and deaths are attributed to the county of residence of each individual.
People who test positive for COVID-19 in Colorado while visiting are included in the county where they were identified.
The total number of cases includes both confirmed and probable cases.
If you are wondering where to find resources to supplement lost income because of COVID-19, you can find them on the “Healthy Grand County” website. Healthy Grand County is the result of a community-wide strategic plan for Mental Health; Maternal, Infant and Child Health (MICH); and Health Information and Awareness. The need for greater awareness of existing services in Grand County and the ability for residents and providers to easily find those services is a top priority.
Primary healthcare providers throughout the county are offering different options for services. All of Middle Park Health’s campuses, Denver Health in Winter Park, Fraser Medical Clinic, and Byers Peak Family Medicine are offering telemedicine options and in-person care. Please call prior to visiting any provider, as services and operational hours vary. Let your primary care provider know if you are concerned about payment. They can connect you with resources such as A.C.H.E.S. & P.A.I.N.S. vouchers from the Grand County Rural Health Network for our low-income and uninsured residents. For Coloradans who lose their jobs and their health insurance, coverage through the Connect for Health Colorado website is available: www.connectforhealthco.com
If you are stressed, anxious, lonely, depressed, angry, or all of the above, you are not alone. We are in this together, and caring mental health professionals are available if you need to talk. Just call 877-519-7505. MindSpringsHealth.org/COVID and Facebook.com/MindSpringsHealth offer self-guided meditations, soothing self-care exercises, and coping and resiliency skills, with new resources added every day. All Mind Springs Health offices are open for business virtually, providing services by video or over the phone. Call 970-887-2179 to learn more or to make an appointment. You can also call Colorado Crisis Services for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support (1-844-493-8255; Text “TALK” to 38255).
Any benefits left at the end of the month in your food assistance EBT account will be carried over into the next month. Any benefits not used will be removed from the card after 365 days.
Crack sealing is a process used to seal cracks in the road surface without completely resurfacing the road. The cracks in the road are cleared of rocks and debris using an air compressor. Then, the cracks are filled with hot sealant to prevent water damage.
Chip sealing is a resurfacing technique in which oil contact texture is sprayed over the existing asphalt on a road. Rock chips are then spread over the surface followed by a fog seal to complete the process.Chip sealing is an effective way to improve the road's surface quickly and efficiently.
A STR (also known as a vacation rental) is the nightly or weekly rental of dwellings, dwelling units, mobile homes, rooms or accommodations, excluding hotel and motels, for less than 30 consecutive days, including but not limited to: single family dwellings, duplexes, multi-family dwellings, townhomes, condominiums, time share or similar dwellings. Many hosting sites provide a service to clients listing their properties online for rent to wide audience groups online. Some examples include, but are not limited to: VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway, Trip Advisor, and many other vacation rental hosting sites.
Any property in unincorporated Grand County which is being rented for less than 30 days must be registered with Grand County’s short term rental (STR) program. If your property is located in the Town of Winter Park, Fraser, Granby or Grand Lake, your property may be required to register with the specific town, as each town has its own application process, fee structure, and regulations.
If you are using your property to generate income in Grand County, as described above, you must have a current Colorado sales Tax ID (Form CR 0100), issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. The property owner or property manager shall be responsible for remitting County sales tax and lodging tax.
Colorado Sales Tax Withholding Account Application
October 1, 2019 a new House Bill (HB1240) went into effect assigning sales tax collection responsibilities to a marketplace facilitator. This essentially means that online booking sites, such as AirBnb, VRBO and others, are now responsible for remitting sales tax on your behalf. Please verify this with any site your are listing your property for rent. To read more please visit the Colorado Department of Revenues website : https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-changes
Income earned from renting your property as a STR is subject to tax in the State of Colorado. Note - you may also be subject to federal taxes.
Yes. Grand County passes along the processing fee for both credit cards and e-checks. For the privilege of using a credit card, the additional fee is $.75 + 2.25%, for an e-check it is $1.00.
Each short-term rental shall have a primary and secondary person responsible to manage the Short Term Rental during any period it is occupied. The 24-hour contact persons may be the property owner or property manager and they must reside in Grand County and be able to respond within one (1) hour or less. Unless you reside within Grand County, you may not list yourself as a primary or secondary emergency contact. You must list someone within one hour of the property who can be responsible for emergency situations which arise. (Excessive trash on site, parking related issues, etc.)
Yes. If your rent your property to anyone for less than 30 days at any time during a calendar year, you must register with Grand County’s short term rental program
Yes. As indicated above, any property in unincorporated Grand County that is rented for less than 30 days for one or more times in a calendar year must be registered with Grand County’s STR program.
No. Any short term rental property must register with Grand County’s STR program, with a unique Colorado Sales Tax License. You may not use your local business license number.
No. The type of ownership, or whether it is a for-profit or not-for-profit entity is irrelevant. If you are renting a property as a STR to generate income in Grand County, to any party or parties, the property must be registered with Grand County’s STR program.
Airbnb does remit sales and lodging tax to the State of Colorado; however if you list with an additional booking agency, like VRBO, you are required to obtain your own Colorado Sales Tax license. Further, if your property is CLOSE to one of the towns (Winter Park, Fraser, Granby or Grand Lake), we have noticed that Airbnb in particular may be charging you MORE taxes than you need to remit. Airbnb often pulls the closest town taxation rate, which is not required for unincorporated Grand County. This may be an additional 4-6% charge on your property. Airbnb is now requiring written notice if your property does not require Town Sales Tax; you may contact the Grand County Treasurer’s website to download a the specific tax rates for each town at http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/461
This may be true. Please provide the name of your management company and contact person, and we will verify this information, and their preferred methods of contact.
The permit fees are used to administer and monitor compliance of terms, conditions and requirements for short term rental operations. A third party consultant pulls the listing / hosting site data, and staff provide the necessary support to customers.
Yes. The Board of County Commissioners plans to hold a formal review on an annual basis.
Grand County requires a Short Term Rental Permit for "any property to be offered, advertised, operated, or rented as a short term rental." If your property is listed online as a short term rental, you must hold a valid Short Term Rental Permit, even if you don't have any current availability.
You may notify the county of your lease - providing a copy of the contract with expiration dates - and you will be removed from the STR requirement. Should the lease terminate, and you choose to begin renting your property on a hosting site, or with a property management company for nightly rentals, you will be required to apply for a STR permit.
You may contact the County, notifying staff of this sale. If the sale closes, staff will change ownership of the property. If your listing expires, or the sale is terminated, and you choose to list your property on a hosting site, or with a property management company for nightly rentals, you will be required to apply for a STR permit.
Each STR is valid for one calendar year. Upon issuance of a STR permit, the County will email a copy of the permit, permit number, expiration date, and emergency contact information to the property owner. We ask that upon receipt, you, or your property manager place the permit on site as soon as possible, (in the kitchen, or other central location.) Approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of the permit, you will be notified about the upcoming expiration / renewal of the permit.
A copy is posted here. http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/9644
New in 2019: Request for online submittal of a safety checklist. This to help ensure owners and property manager make short term rentals safe for Grand County visitors.
Please call Warren D. Ward at 970-531-1120.