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There are some exceptions. Certain subdivisions are fenced all the way around their perimeter. Nine-Mile Heights, Pike-San Isabel Village, and Warm Springs are examples. If there are livestock in your subdivision and you believe it is fenced, Animal Control will attempt to locate the owner and can force that owner to move his livestock.
Our current codes do not specify a minimum square footage. However, the 2006 International Building Code does address “efficiency dwelling units” in section 1208.4. This section of the adopted code states that the dwelling shall have the following:
1) Living room of not less than 220 square feet with an additional 100 square feet for every occupant in excess of two people.
2) Separate closet.
3) Kitchen sink, cooking appliance and a refrigeration unit, each having a clear working space of not less than 30 inches.
4) Separate bathroom with a water closet, lavatory, shower and/or bathtub.
5) All light, ventilation and life safety requirements must be met regardless of dwelling size
Furthermore, in cases where the efficiency dwelling unit is not a component of a multi-unit structure provisions for mechanical equipment (heat, hot water, pressure tank, etc) will be required as well.
As there are many ways to approach the design of a dwelling there is not a hard and fast rule on the minimum dwelling size. Please keep in mind the above requirements if attempting a minimal sized dwelling. Please note: this only applies to stick built dwellings. Modular and Manufactured dwelling still require a 600 sq. foot footprint at grade level per the Park County Land Use Regulations.
The wind load is 110 mph per the 2006 International Residential Code and the 2006 International Building Code countrywide.
The speed of the CodeRED system (up to 60,000 calls per hour) is so great that we are able to send a message to affected households almost as quickly as officials become aware of the situation.
Because Park County wants to reach everyone affected by an emergency whether or not they have signed up for CodeRED, the system comes with a database prepared by the company that supplies CodeRED service. This database is updated regularly.
If you have moved or changed your telephone number recently, you should definitely sign up for CodeRED service or update information you have already provided. Any new information you supply will automatically replace old information. CodeRED
If you do not have access to the internet, you can fill out a paper form that will be available at local government offices. This form is a duplicate of the online form. Or if you prefer, you can call the Park County Office of Emergency Management at (719) 836-4372 to give the data that is needed to update your information. CodeRED
Many emergencies occur without advance warning. In such cases, you may have no reason to turn on a TV or radio. That’s when CodeRED can help officials alert you immediately and advise you to take appropriate action.
Park County selected CodeRED after researching and reviewing several similar services.
Realtors: Please fax all requests. Public Documents Request Form
NOTE: Between Evergreen and Buena Vista, please refer to the yellow pages under Environmental Services or Laboratory Testing.
For larger items, call the Chaffee County Landfill at (719) 539-3738, DRL Summit County Landfill at (970) 468-0846, BFI Foothills Landfill (Golden) at (303) 279-2344, and E.D.S. Waste Solutions, Inc. (Evergreen) at (303) 674-4147 for locations and hours of operation.
You will receive a report on the Department's findings.
Please note: we do need your name, address, and phone number for the complaint to be processed. Environmental Health Complaint Form
Please Note: We do not assign addresses to vacant land. Only when the development process begins will we provide you a physical address.
Note: Physical addresses on warranty deeds are for convenience only. The legal description is what legally describes your property. Not the physical address.
If your property is not located inside a subdivision and is less than 35 acres, we require a copy of the current warranty deed complete with full legal description (metes and bounds) and a copy of the warranty deed with the matching legal description recorded prior to January 1, 1975. We will also accept a copy of a recorded resolution indicating approval for an exemption from subdivision.
If your property is not located inside of a subdivision and is over 35 acres we need to know your schedule number, legal description, and where your permanent driveway will be located.
We need to know where your permanent driveway will be located in order to provide you an accurate address.
The street address may help identify the property but does not constitute the legal description.
Due to such things as survey errors, poor instrumentation, or difficult terrain it is common for actual sections to differ from the PLSS ideal. Such factors sometimes result in sections that are far from square, or that contain over or under the standard 640 acres. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the federal government’s official record keeper for the PLSS data.
You can also try searching for the last name in old copies of the Fairplay Flume on Colorado Historic Newspapers.
For more information, contact the Historic Preservation Office at (719) 836-4298.
If you have a historic building or structure, you probably will want to take care of it and use it somehow. Park County values its history and the Director of the Office of Historic Preservation can help you find ways to properly care for your historic property, suggest possible grants to help pay for the work, and explain how to comply with rehabilitation standards that might qualify the work on your property for State and or national tax credits.
Any changes to a listed or designated historic property will come before PCHPAC for review when you ask for your permit, so it’s a good idea to bring your plans to the Director of the Office of Historic Preservation to draw on PCHPAC’s input and ideas in advance. There is no charge for this service. PCHPAC will see if what you plan still is consistent with telling the story of the history of your property. If what you plan does not comply with the best interest of preserving the history of your place, the commission may offer some suggestions for appropriate methods. If you don’t care to comply with them, your property may simply lose its historic designation. Of course, your project would still need to comply with the regulations of the county’s Planning, Zoning, and Building Departments.
Note: Some Planned Unit Developments(PUDs) have specific setback requirements.
If your property is zoned Agricultural (A), there are no restrictions on the number of horses and/or any large livestock other than federal and State Animal Feed Operations (AFO) and Confined Feed Operations (CFO) regulations. Please refer to the Park County Land Use Regulations, Article 5, Division 7, Section 5-700 for the current Animal Regulations.
Please note: For properties that were created after August 23, 2003, and are less then 10 acres, no large livestock animals are permitted.
Please note: An accessory structure may not be occupied as a dwelling. Even though the accessory structure may or may not need a building permit, it must meet the current setbacks associated with your zone district and the current building code.
In 2014, Health Insurance Marketplaces will be a new way to find health coverage. On the Marketplaces, some people may be eligible for lower costs on health premiums and out-of-pocket costs based on their income.
At a glanceVA wants all Veterans to get health care that improves their health and well-being.If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards.The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time.
While there are many reasons why a woman may stay in an abusive relationship, it's important to remember that she is the victim of a crime. The perpetrator has said he loves her and that she loves him. The batterer is the one choosing to be violent. The question should be "Why does the batterer abuse her?"
Differences may include an increase in temper tantrums, use of foul language, a change in sleep or eating patterns, acting sad and/or not wanting to play with friends, acting fearful of leaving mom, and problems at school such as aggressive behaviors, poor concentration, or changes in grades. Any time there is trauma such as this in a child's life, it is important to get help and support for them.
Some red flags of potential batterer are that may come on too strong and fast, say I love you too soon, or act too good to be true. Another red flag to look for is jealousy. Jealousy of other relationships past or present, real or imagined. Even in a relationship, one still has the right to have friendships.
Listen to how they talk about previous partners and family. Is there respect for these people? Family relationships can be a huge indicator of how they are going to behave in relationships. Look for consistency in behavior. Does this person say one thing and then do or act in another way? Do they blame others for their mistakes? Most important, trust your gut feelings. If something tells you this person is not all they claim to be, you are probably right.
Early on, many times victims will say these signs were not present, but in hindsight they will often say the warning signs were present. This is because often, these are things that make us feel special and are not looked at critically until things get abusive.