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Park County, Colorado
Physical Address:
501 Main St
Fairplay, CO 80440
Ph: (719) 836-2771
Fx: (719) 836-3273
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440
Ph: (719) 836-2771
Fx: (719) 836-3273
County Offices Closed on Friday

Additional County Office Addresses

CodeRED 

911 Communications & Dispatch

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1. Is there a fire ban for Park County?

Administration

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1. How do I request a work session with the Board of County Commissioners?
2. How do I request public information through open records request?
3. Who do I contact regarding a traffic ticket?
4. How do I contact the Fire Department for my area?

Animal Control

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1. My neighbor’s dog barks all the time. Is there anything I can do?
2. I see some dogs running at large in our subdivision. Is there anything that can be done?
3. I have found a stray cat. Will Animal Control come and get it?
4. I am concerned about some horses in my neighborhood that look thin. I don’t think the owner feeds them enough. Can you help?
5. I see some horses every day that look healthy enough, but have to stand all day in the cold winter weather with no blankets or shelter. Is that considered cruelty to animals?
6. If Park County Animal Control picks up an animal, will it be destroyed?
7. I left home for a month and when I came back I found 13 cats in my barn. Can you come get them?
8. I woke up this morning and there are 43 cows standing in my front yard. When can you come move them?
9. I see dogs chasing deer where I live all the time. Can I shoot them?

Assessor

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1. How do I change my address?

Board of County Commissioners

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1. How do I request a work session with the Board of County Commissioners?

Budget and Finance

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1. What are the sales tax rates?

Building

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1. My septic, driveway, planning and zoning sheet, and plot plan are already approved. Does the Building Department already have copies on record?
2. I have already submitted my plans for a permit or I already have my building permit and I want to make some changes to my blueprints / field plans. What is the process?
3. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house, garage, barn, or shed?
4. During what hours is the Building Department open?
5. How do I get to the Building Department?
6. What can I build without a permit?
7. Do I need a permit to put a wood stove in my house?
8. Do I need a permit to tear down a structure, or any portion thereof?
9. I just want to build a garage, addition, deck, or finish my basement, do I really need all the submittal documents listed on the building permit application?
10. How long are building permits good for?
11. Do I need a permit to finish my basement?
12. What is the frost depth in Park County?
13. What is the building code for Park County?
14. Can I have someone other then myself or a licensed / registered contractor drop off and/or pick up permits for me?
15. Can I live in a trailer on my property while I build my house?
16. Do I need a permit for a deck?
17. Does Park County require contractors to be licensed / registered?
18. Does my shed require a permanent foundation?
19. Can I camp on my property?
20. Can I put a mobile home on my property?
21. Can I put a shed or a garage on my property prior to a house?
22. What is the smallest cabin / house I can build?
23. Do I need the fire mitigation listed in the building permit guide?
24. Can a put a manufactured home on my property?
25. How do I get a plumbing or electrical permit?
26. Do my plans have to be engineered?
27. What are the snow and wind loads for Park County?
28. What inspections are needed and in what order are they required?
29. Can I build my own home?
30. How do I find out if there were ever any building permits on a property?
31. Can I just build a primitive / weekend / hunting cabin without water, sewer, electrical, or plumbing?
32. What do building permits cost?
33. How often do I need to get an inspection to keep my permit valid?

Code Enforcement

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1. How do I file a complaint?
2. Can I camp on my property?
3. Can I leave my recreational vehicle on my property year around?
4. Can I put a mobile home on my property?
5. Can I have animals, such as dogs, cats, small livestock, and large livestock?
6. What can I do when someone trashes their property with inoperable vehicles, tires, and other trash and debris?
7. What can be done if a neighbor has a septic system that fails ?

CodeRED

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1. What is CodeRED and why is it important to me?
2. Does the system have my telephone number, or do I have to sign up to receive CodeRED emergency calls?
3. How do I sign up for CodeRED?
4. I made an error when entering my information, what do I do?
5. I have a cordless phone, and it does not work when the power goes out. How is CodeRED going to be able to contact me?
6. Will I receive a reverse 911 call on my home phone if the number is unlisted?
7. Can I arrange to have CodeRED call my place of business?
8. Why do I need CodeRED when I have radio and TV to keep me informed?
9. Does this mean that I will be getting constantly receiving phone calls?
10. For what kinds of situations will CodeRED be used?
11. Who provides the CodeRED service? Is the company reputable?
12. I live near Park County, but I am not a resident. Can I sign up for CodeRED?

Community Development

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1. What types of lodging are offered in different areas of Park County and what are their rates?
2. What road and trail options are available in Park County for hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling?
3. What campgrounds are available in Park County and how do I secure a campsite for specific dates?

Coroner

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1. Where will my relative / friend be taken?
2. When can I get a death certificate?
3. Where do I obtain death certificates?
4. Will an autopsy be performed?
5. Why is the Coroner involved?
6. What about tissue / organ donation?
7. Is it necessary for me to personally identify the body?
8. Is viewing allowed?
9. What should I do now?
10. If there are no funds for funeral arrangements, what can I do?
11. How long before the Coroner releases my relative / friend?
12. Will autopsy and Coroners reports be available?
13. How can I recover personal possessions?
14. Will I be charged for Coroner services?

Elections

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1. How do I become a Student Election Judge?
2. Where do I register to vote?
3. How do I become eligible to vote?
4. What are the requirements to register to vote?
5. Can I register to vote if I am not yet 18 years of age?
6. Do I have to bring my identification to register or vote?
7. What happens if I don't bring an acceptable form of ID to the polling place?
8. When do I vote?
9. When is the deadline to register to vote?
10. How do I update my address information after I've moved?

Emergency Management

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1. Is there a fire ban for Park County?

Environmental Health

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1. I'm getting ready to build a home in Park County. What do I need to do first?
2. How much do permits cost?
3. I've applied for a septic or driveway permit. When will it be issued?
4. Can I install my own septic system?
5. My septic system is failing. What do I do?
6. I'm selling my house. Do I need to transfer the ownership of my septic system to the new owner?
7. I am considering buying an existing home in Park County and would like to know what type of septic system is there. How do I find the information?
8. I am considering buying a vacant lot in Park County and need to know if there may be any problems placing a home and a septic system. How can I find out what I may need to know for future development?
9. Where can I get information on a particular well?
10. How can I get my home drinking water or well water tested?
11. How can I get rid of my hazardous waste safely?
12. How can I dispose of household trash or larger items such as furniture, etc.?
13. How do I report a potential environmental health concern?
14. I think I may have contracted food poisoning from a restaurant in Park County. How should I report it?

GIS Mapping - Addressing

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1. Why do I need a physical address?
2. When should I apply for an address assignment?
3. What if my deed has an address listed?
4. What do I need to provide in order to obtain an address?
5. Is there a fee required?
6. What are the regulations for posting my address?
7. I’m having an address issue / question…whom do I contact?

GIS Mapping - Parcels

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1. What is a property’s legal description?
2. What do township, range, and section mean?
3. What is Land Status Data?
4. Who can I contact for more information?
5. Who should I notify of data errors?

Historic Preservation

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1. How do I find out about my ancestor who lived in Park County?
2. We own an old house. What does it take to get it designated as a historic place?
3. If I get my property designated as a Park County Historic Landmark or on the Colorado or National Register of Historic Places, will that restrict what I can do with the property?

Historic Preservation and Your Property

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1. What happens if I find out my property is historic?
2. Is someone going to take my arrowheads or tell me what to do with my property?
3. Are there a lot of strings attached to grant money or tax credits?
4. What if I get my property designated and I decide to make some major changes?

Human Resources

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1. Do you have any job openings?
2. Do I have to fill out an application or can I just submit a resume?
3. What happens after I apply?
4. How do I check the status of my application?
5. How do I apply?

Motor Vehicle

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1. Where are the Park County Motor Vehicle Offices located?
2. Where can I renew my driver's license?
3. What forms of payment do you take for plate renewals and titling vehicles?

Planning and Zoning

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1. What are the hours of the Planning and Zoning Department?
2. How do I get to your location?
3. How can I find out how a property is zoned?
4. What are the required building setbacks?
5. How can I obtain a copy of the Park County Land Use Regulations (LURs)?
6. Can I live on my property during the construction of my primary residence?
7. How long is the Planning and Zoning Sheet valid?
8. If I am putting in a driveway, do I have to complete the same paperwork as if for a residence?
9. Can I camp on my property?
10. Can I have horses on my property?
11. Can I build a storage shed (accessory structure) on my property if it is vacant land, and if so, do I need a building permit?
12. Are there any size restrictions for a residential structure?
13. Can I subdivide my property into several lots?
14. Can I put a mobile home on my property?
15. How can I file a complaint pertaining to a land use violation?
16. Who is responsible for culvert maintenance?

Recording

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1. What are your recording fees?
2. What are your copy and plat fees?
3. What kind of payment do you take?

Road and Bridge

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1. I have a life threatening emergency and I can't get out on the County roads -- what do I do?
2. How are funds for Road and Bridge obtained?
3. Who do I call if I have a complaint or need service?

Sheriff's Office

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1. Where and how do I apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit?
2. How are the road conditions?
3. Is there a fire ban for Park County?

Treasurer

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1. How do I change my address?
2. When are the tax bills due?
3. What is my tax amount?

Veteran's Services

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1. What is the Affordable Care Act?
2. What happens if I do not have health coverage?
3. If I’m enrolled in a VA health care program, do I meet the requirement for health care coverage?
4. What are the benefits of enrollment in VA health care?
5. How do I enroll for VA health care coverage?
6. Can I continue to use VA health care with other programs, like private insurance or federal health care programs?
7. What’s the Health Insurance Marketplace?
8. I am enrolled in a VA health care program. Would I be eligible for assistance to pay health insurance premiums on the Marketplace if I choose to purchase health care outside of VA?
9. How will I know if I’m eligible for assistance to purchase health insurance outside of VA?
10. Are my family members (who aren’t eligible for VA or other federal health care programs) eligible for assistance to purchase health insurance?
11. Can I cancel my VA health care coverage?
12. Where can I get more information?

Victim's Services - Domestic Violence

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1. Why don't women just leave?
2. How are children affected by domestic violence?
3. Are there any signs that someone will be abusive?
4. What are signs that a woman is a victim of domestic violence?
5. How can I help?

Victim's Services - Sexual Assault

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1. Do I need to report this sex assault to law enforcement?
2. What is SANE?
3. Who pays for the sex assault exams?
4. Where are SANE hospitals?
5. Is there counseling available for sex assault victims?

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