Public Works

Blue Mesa ReservoirMission
The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide infrastructure construction and management services to residents, visitors and County departments so they can travel on County roads, pursue recreational interests, and enjoy living in a more sustainable environment.

Standard Adoption
Gunnison County has adopted the standards for road and bridge construction.

Gunnison County Public Works Department issues the following permits:
  • Access Permits: An access permit is necessary any time an access will be constructed in Gunnison County.
  • Permit for Oversize Load: When transporting over length, width, or weight vehicles on county roads
  • Reclamation Permits: Anytime ground is disturbed for construction purposes inside the sage grouse occupied habitat boundary OR if the total ground disturbance is at or above 10,000 square feet outside of the sage grouse habitat boundary. 
  • Revocable Right-of-Way Permits: For any type of improvement placed in the road right-of way
  • Road Cut Permits: For any work done on a county road
  • Surface Alteration Permits: For any work done on the shoulder or in the right-of-way of a county road
Documents for Sale
  • Gunnison County road and bridge standards and specifications: Newest revision is May 2008, cost is $15 plus shipping charges
  • Gunnison County maintained county road maps: Three map set, cost is $30 plus shipping charges
You can also obtain information for:
  • Driveway waiver of standards
  • Private snow plowing agreements
  • Street and / or alley vacations