All development within the 100-year floodplain (construction of structures, excavation, filling, stream alteration, fences, etc.) may require a permit from the Community and Economic Development Department. Prior to any work in the floodplain, applications must be submitted to our office. If there are any questions about whether or not a floodplain development permit is needed, contact the Community and Economic Development office at 970-641-0360 or email planning.
If a property is located in a regulatory floodway, a "no-rise" certificate must be provided by a certified engineer, showing that the proposed development will have cause no rise in flood elevations by the proposed development (FEMA guidance here). If you have any questions about developing in a regulatory floodway, contact Community Development at 970-641-0360 or email planning.