Land Use Engineering

Access  & Earthmoving Permits

 Please email Access and Earthmoving permit applications to:   

  1. Catherine Berg Christoff

    Planning Engineer
    Phone: 970-429-2799

Construction Management Requirements

Pitkin County Drainage & Erosion Control Requirements

Floodplain Permit

After a long process, FEMA is now working to finalize our Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS). Therefore, we are now utilizing these as the best available data. A Letter of Final Determination was issued by FEMA on February 15, 2019, and the new FIRM and FIS will become effective as of August 15, 2019. Feel free to contact the Community Development office with any questions.  

The following link provides a GIS map of the changes.

Floodplain Maps

Official Preliminary Floodplian maps can be found in the County's Community Development office, or online through FEMA's Map Service Center ( Please contact the Community Development office with any questions.

Smuggler Superfund Site