Engineering

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3560
    Fax: 970-328-8789

    Engineering
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631 

    engineering@eaglecounty.us 


Permits

The following permits are issued by the Engineering Department:

Grading Permits
A grading permit is required for all soil disturbance, grading, excavation and earthwork construction as outlined in Appendix J of the 2009 International Building Code and amendments to the 2009 International Building Code in Chapter III - Building Resolutions - of the Eagle County Land Use Regulations.

A grading permit application must be submitted for all grading conducted within the county. The Department will issue a formal exemption to applications deemed exempt as per the International Building Code and Eagle County Land Use Regulations. No permit fees shall be collected for exempt grading permit applications.  

Permits to Construct in the Public Way
Any construction within the Public Way of Eagle County requires a permit as specified in Chapter V of the Eagle County Land Use Regulations.

A permit to construct in the Public Way insures the maintenance of the integrity of public roads impacted by construction activities and the protection of the traveling public of Eagle County. Generally, construction for utility lines and service hook-ups that affect the road and present safety concerns are the major activities requiring a permit. Miscellaneous issues involving the right of way such as driveway construction, construction of features and modifications within the right-of-way, corrections of visual obstructions and drainage problems may require a permit.  All construction within the Public Way requires traffic control in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). 

Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Trail Permits
Eagle County has recently initiated an Adopt-A-Road and Trail program because of several requests from the public. The Engineering Department manages the program for all county roads and spur trails, except for the regional core trail project that is managed by another Eagle County department, ECO Trails. Current program participants in the county road and trail adoption program include the Roaring Fork Conservancy.  Any organization, group or residents can participate. Their efforts are acknowledged with the placement of a sign at each end of the associated road or trail.  Application materials, program rules and a liability waiver are available. If you have any questions please contact the Engineering Department.  Information on adopting a segment of the core trail, in either the unincorporated county or in towns, can be obtained from the ECO Trails website.

State Highway Access Permits
The Engineering Department is the issuing authority for State Highway Access Permits in unincorporated Eagle County. A State Highway Access Permit is required for any new or improved driveway or road onto a state highway.  State highways in Eagle County include US 6, US 24, CO 131, and CO 82. All applications must be submitted to the Eagle County Engineering Department for review. The applications are reviewed for compliance with the State Highway Access Code. 

The permit application, permit instructions and the State Highway Access Code can be obtained from the CDOT Website Access Permit Page

Floodplain Development Permits
A Floodplain Development Permit is required for ALL development in a designated floodplain in unincorporated Eagle County. Development is defined as any construction or activity that changes the basic character, use or the topography of the land on which the construction or activity occurs, including but not limited to, any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, construction or substantial improvement of building or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, dam, wall, embankment, levee, dike, pile, abutment, projection, excavation, channel rectification, bridge, culvert, fence, encroachment or alteration located within the area of special flood hazard.

Any work within the floodplain requires a Floodplain Permit Application and a checklist.  This requirement is mandated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Eagle County to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. Eagle County must comply with these requirements in order for residents and businesses to obtain flood insurance. 

The Floodplain Regulations are in Chapter II, Article 3 - Zone Districts - Zone Districts of the Eagle County Land Use Regulations. Please note that new floodplain regulations have been updated as of January 7, 2014. The revised flood regulations are available in Resolution 2014-002 - Eagle County Land Use Regulation Amendment for the Floodplain Overlay Zone District.

More information on the National Flood Insurance Program can be found at http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/.