Community Development


You're invited to the Pitkin County Deconstruction Workshop, a free two-day event hosted by the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center.

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Workshop Summary:

The ReUse Institute, the training and consulting division of The ReUse People, offers an outstanding two-day workshop covering the entire deconstruction process, from building material salvage, project review, and bidding through the shipment of reclaimed materials from the job-site to targeted destinations. More than an introduction, this tested workshop is loaded with valuable information. 

The workshop will run from 9 am-5 pm each day on November 16th and 17th with lunch provided.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is perfect for any professionals associated with the construction industry including contractors, architects and designers, local government, policymakers, material reuse organizations, and others

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Community Development oversees the development of properties from the planning phase through the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. We have partnered with SagesGov Network for our permit/applications submission and tracking software. The link on the left-hand side provides access to our new software. You can submit your applications there.

There is also information about growth management and the construction demolition debris program. For a list of all staff members and ways to contact them, please click the staff directory on the right-hand side.

The department provides services in the following area:

  • Planning Applications
  • Zoning/Engineering Permits
  • Building Permits
  • Long Range Planning
  • Inspection Requests
  • ComDev Files


We preserve, protect and enhance the natural and built environments by collaborating with the community in the creation and implementation of progressive development policies and standards.