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Grading Permits

A grading permit is required for all soil disturbance, grading, excavation and earthwork construction as outlined in Appendix J of the 2015 International Building Code and amendments to the 2015 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.

Right-of-Way Permits

Any work within the Right-of-Way (ROW) of Eagle County requires a permit as required by Chapter 3 of the Engineering Criteria Manual.

ROW permitting includes requirements for performing inspections, collateralization of work so the County can correct deficient repairs, requirements for permittees to maintain insurance, requirements for temporary traffic control where warranted, among other criteria to ensure safety of the traveling public during and after construction to maintain a high-functioning road system. 

A majority of ROW Permits are for utility installation to new dwelling units and

businesses. Utility providers, including gas, water, wastewater, electric, etc., also apply for permits to perform maintenance on existing systems, upgrade utility lines, and perform emergency repairs.

Miscellaneous issues involving the right-of-way such as driveway construction, construction of features and modifications within the ROW, corrections to visual obstructions, and drainage problems may require a permit. All construction within the ROW requires traffic control in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices ( MUTCD).

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
Adopt-A-Road Permits

  • Eagle County has initiated an Adopt-A-Road program because of several requests from the public. The Engineering Department manages the program for all county roads. Current program participants in the county road 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. Application materials, program rules and a liability waiver are available. If you have any questions please contact the Engineering Department.
  • Adopt-A-Road Application and Information.
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