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Look at the Development Guide. This will help explain the permitting process and the steps to enjoying your new home.
Contact the Environmental Health Department immediately at 719-836-4267. A repair permit will be required. After the application has been completed, an inspection will be scheduled to determine what type of repair will be needed.
Please submit the Public Documents Request Form or contact the Environmental Health Department at 719-836-4267 to request copies of the septic system information.
Please contact the Colorado Department of Water Resources. The State of Colorado regulates all wells and issues all well permits.
The Environmental Health Department will only have copies of well papers if the septic system was installed after 2003.
The Environmental Health Department has water test kits for home drinking water available at no cost. These test for: lead, chlorine, nitrates / nitrites, bacteria, pesticides, hardness, and pH. For more in-depth testing, you will need to contact the Colorado Department of Public Health Chemistry Laboratory at 303-692-3048 to discuss water tests or call the Chemistry Laboratory’s bottle order line at 303-692-3074 to order sample bottles.
For household trash, call Mountain View Waste Systems at 303-838-0560. There are transfer stations in Bailey, Fairplay, Guffey, Hartsel, Lake George, and Pine Junction. Ask for addresses and hours of operation. For larger items, call the Chaffee County Landfill at 719-539-3738, Summit County Landfill at 970-468-9263, Foothills Landfill (Golden) at 303-279-9037 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