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-Ensure that visitors, delivery and other services are able to find their way in a timely fashion
-Provide logic and order in the assigning of roadway names and addresses
-A guide for staff in ensuring consistency in addressing
-Ensure that emergency services are able to locate and respond quickly
Parity (Even/Odd determination) is normally based on compass direction from the center of the street, with addresses on the North or East sides receiving even numbers and those on the South or West receiving odd numbers. However, many streets in the county have been assigned using the Left/Odd and Right/Even methodology. Address Services makes the Even/Odd determination based on Public Safety requirements.
For more information please see the Titled Address Standards 9.08.080: ADDRESS/NUMBERING SYSTEM
1. Address Number on the Structure or Residence: When the residence or structure is within 50(fifty) feet of the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned address number shall be displayed at a location on the residence or structure that is easily visible from the roadway.
2. Number at the Road Line: Where the residence or structure is over 50 (fifty) feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned address number shall be displayed on a noncombustible structure (post, fence, wall, mailbox, etc) at the property line adjacent to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure, in addition to being displayed on the residence or structure itself.
3. Size, Color and Location of Number: Numbers shall be of a color that contrasts with their background color and shall be a minimum of 4 (four) inches in height. Numbers shall be located to be visible from the road at all times of the year.
4. Proper Number: Every person whose duty is to display an assigned number shall remove any different number which might be mistaken for, or confused with, the assigned number.
The County ordinance states that every structure must have their address properly displayed. This ordinance is enforceable by fine.
For notifying the post office of your new address, see their website: http://faq.usps.com/
It is the responsibility of property owners to notify tenants of said property of any address changes.
You need to notify parties with whom you correspond that your address has changed.
The parties that you should notify may include: -Utility Companies (Electric / Gas / Sewer / Cable / Satellite TV / Broadband Internet) -Telephone Company -Trash Removal Company -Regular home care service providers (property management, lawn care, snow removal, etc.) -Alarm Company (home, personal or medical alert system) -Mortgage Company -Bank / Credit Union -Credit Card Companies -Insurance Companies (auto, home/renters, life, workers comp, etc.) -Department of Motor Vehicles -County Clerk and Recorder’s Office / Voter Registration -County Assessor Office -Employer -Schools (for you and/or children) -Magazines/Newspapers and Periodicals -Personal and professional clubs, licensing boards, organizations, and memberships -Financial advisor/investment firms, Accountant, Attorney -Places of worship -Friends and family
All dogs residing in Pitkin County over the age of six months must be current on their Rabies vaccination. There are 2 types of vaccinations:
Both vaccinations are honored in Pitkin County.
Cats are considered free-roaming animals. Stray cats which are abandoned or which otherwise constitute a nuisance, or owners are unknown, shall be impounded.
There is no regulation for vaccinating your cats however, the Animal Safety Division highly recommends rabies vaccinations for all cats residing in the county. Rabies has been found in bats in Pitkin County and if a cat has contact with or consumes a rabid bat a life threatening illness is likely.
We also recommend a Feline Leukemia vaccination. Feline Leukemia may cause various blood disorders, and may lead to a state of immune deficiency that hinders a cat's ability to protect itself against other infections. Most importantly, it is also very contagious to other cats.
The Animal Safety Department will remove nuisance raccoons and skunks. There must be alternative measures taken before a trap will be rented to a citizen. If all alternative methods do not work, a citizen may rent a trap from the Animal Safety Department. The rental cost is $10 a week (week minimum). There may also be a $70 deposit refundable on return of the trap. The citizen is responsible for setting the trap and catching the animal. The Animal Safety Officer will remove the trapped animal and return the trap to the citizen if necessary. Contact the Animal Safety Department at 970-920-5310 or email@example.com.
We answer all questions concerning big game in Pitkin County. The Animal Safety Division deals primarily with domestic animals and livestock issues.
For specific information about big game hunting or damage to property caused by big game animals, contact the local office of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife (970-947-2920) or check out the state website. Contact the Animal Safety Department at 970-920-5310 with any questions or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: 970-920-5160 Email: email@example.com Location: Pitkin County Administration & Sheriff's Office Building 530 E. Main St Ste 204, Aspen CO 81611
Notices of Valuation for real property are mailed on May 1st in odd years. Notices of Valuation for personal property are mailed on June 14th in odd years.
The exact amount of taxes is an estimate until the tax rate or mill levies have been certified and approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). According to Colorado law, each taxing authority must provide their mill levy to the BOCC by December 15th. The Board then certifies the mill levies by December 22nd. In the following January, official tax notices are mailed by the County Treasurer based upon these approved mill levies. Therefore, after January 1 of each year, you can contact the County Treasurer for the exact amount of property tax. The Assessor does not levy or collect taxes, they value your property.
Calculating taxes for Residential Properties:
Actual Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value, then Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Tax Amount
Calculating taxes for Non-Residential Properties:
Actual Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value, then Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Tax Amount
Example ~ If you have $1,000,000 actual value of real property and the mill levy is 45, what will the taxes be? $1,000,000 x 0.0715 = 71,500. 71,500 x 0.045 = $3,217.50 tax amount
The Colorado Constitution requires that a specific relationship be maintained, on a statewide basis, between the assessed value of residential property and the assessed value of non-residential property. The state legislature sets the residential assessment rate once every 2 years to maintain that relationship. The current assessment rate for all residential properties is 7.15%. All other properties are assessed at 29% of actual value.
The Assessor researches each individual property's legal and physical condition on January 1 to determine their status for that tax year. Status is . The tax notice received next January will be based on this status.
The appraisal date is the date of valuation and all comparable sales must be trended to this date.
In order to access more information than a simple property search, the Assessor is charging $35 per month or $350 per year to be able to access downloadable online reports and queries. Subscriptions can be paid by credit card by calling 970-920-5160. Our office will then assign you a unique name and password for access.
Email Charlotte Anderson or call 970-920-5210. Give plenty of lead time as agendas fill up quickly.
Different projects require different information. In general, 1 set of digital detailed plans and referral department information (submitted electronically) is needed. If land use approvals are necessary, proof of that approval will be required in every case before a building permit will be accepted. Submittal requirement checklists are available online, at the Community Development Department public counter or refer to our permit application manual.
We do not quote fees over the phone, please visit mydmv.colorado.gov under vehicle services, estimate registration fees
Construction may take place from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday. Construction is prohibited on Sundays and Federal holidays. Title 6 Section 6.36
Dogs are prohibited in Aspen Village pursuant to Pitkin County Resolution #165-2000. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) may be allowed per Federal law, in certain circumstances. Contact us for more information (970) 429-2814. Below are links to Federal Dept of Justice and Dept of Housing and Urban Development documents relating to Emotional Support Animals and the link to the Pitkin County resolution relating to dogs in Aspen Village. Joint Statement
"Area of disturbance" is defined as the total area at the site where any construction activity is expected to result in disturbance of the ground surface. This includes any activity that could increase the rate of erosion, including, but not limited to, clearing, grading, excavation, and demolition activities, as well as haul roads and areas used for staging where traffic will result in the disturbance of the ground surface, septic and leach field installation, irrigation installation, and landscaping. Construction does not include routine maintenance to maintain the original line and grade, hydraulic capacity, or the original purpose of a facility.
Note: Our Sunlight channels are all UHF.
Pitkin County selectively spot-sprays noxious weeds on our properties. This includes rights-of-way, trails, open space, the airport and landfill. Herbicides used include primarily the following:
Only applicators licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture may spray herbicide for hire.
Family/Friends may deposit money into online accounts online at InmateCanteen.com . Cashiers checks or money orders may be mailed to the Inmate in the mail. The mailing address is: (Inmate's Name) Pitkin County Jail, 530 East Main Street, Suite 103, Aspen, CO 81611
Starting April 8th, 2019, The Pitkin County Detention Facility will not permit personal contact visits. Video visitation is provided during all non-lock down times including holidays. It is the inmate's responsibility to contact the visitor and inform them of their non-lock down times. Visitation can be conducted either over the internet by using the link below, or by using the locally provided kiosk in the detention facility. Video Visits are 20 minutes in duration. Visits are monitored for nudity and violations of safety and security rules. Detention staff reserve the right to terminate a visit for any violation and the inmate and visitor can be banned from using the video visitation system for a period of time. There will be a kiosk here in the jail lobby that will be available on a first come, first served basis. There is no cost to use this kiosk. You may also visit from the comfort of your home for a minimal charge. It is the responsibility of the inmate to communicate when he or she is available for a visit during 8:15 am - 10:30 pm MST. Visits will be limited to 20 minutes at a time, able to be back to back.
To be able to visit, you will need to set up an account at the link below:
(Insert Inmate's Name) Pitkin County Jail, 530 E. Main St., Suite 103, Aspen, CO 81611
We are in transition with this, as the state is no longer accepting ink prints. Go to Identigo to make an appointment at: https://uenroll.identogo.com/
The closest service is located at the Glenwood Springs Police Department.
we do not quote fees over the phone, please visit mydmv.colorado.gov under vehicle services, estimate registration fees
You will need one of the following ownership documents: a) Original certificate of title or b) Legible copy of the title if held by a lien holder/lease company or c) Original registration (no more than six months expired). An original DR2698 Verification of the Vehicle Identification number- which can be done by any Colorado Police station. Proof of current insurance Secure and Verifiable Identification
To make an appointment with the Aspen Police Department please call 970-920-5400. They are scheduling appointments Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Yes, if you put the credit toward another vehicle.Please bring to your appointment the current registration for the vehicle you sold with the original paperwork for your new vehicle and we will transfer any remaining credit over and you will pay the difference.You can use your old plates on the new vehicle or choose to get a new set for additional fees.
You can renew online for a small administration fee of 2.7%, at: mydmv.colorado.gov, restrictions may apply. You can mail your payment into the office: Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder, 530 E Main St. Ste 104, Aspen, CO, 81611. Drop-off box- In an envelope, insert your current renewal card, proof of Colorado insurance (if required), a check or money order made out to Pitkin County Clerk, Bring the envelope to our office and place it in our drop box. Your renewal will be processed and sent out within a week.
The dealership will send your original paperwork to the county you live in to be processed, in about 4-6 weeks from the purchase date. You will be sent a title complete notice (card) from our office. 1.What is a title complete notice? If a new vehicle has been purchased and or financed, the dealership or financial institution submits the title work to the motor vehicle office. Once the title has been processed, a title complete notice is mailed to notify the vehicle owner(s) that the plates can now be purchased and/or transferred. Please make an appointment and come in with the title complete notice, secure and verifiable ID, and proof of Insurance. Registration from a car you sold to get any credit toward the new vehicle. You may use the old plates on the new vehicle or get a new set for additional fees. Or give us a call at 970-429-2717 we may be able to process your initial registration over the phone and mail you the registration/plates.
If you are purchasing the vehicle from a dealership and have a lease or a loan, the title paperwork will be sent to the motor vehicle office where you reside. Once the paperwork has been processed by the county clerk and a title complete card is sent to the owner of record. If you have not received a title complete notice please contact the county. If the county has not received your paperwork you can request an extension of the temporary permit by coming into our office with your proof of Colorado Insurance, and an invoice from the dealership. When you are not purchasing the vehicle through a dealership, you can ask for an extension of the temporary tag. Make an appointment to come into our office and bring in secure and verifiable identification, the title signed over to you from the seller. If you do not have a title yet, please bring in a bill of sale and the sellers last registration. If you have a loan and the title work has not been sent to us by the lien holder, please get a copy of the security agreement to get a temporary permit.
To replace a registration, please go online to mydmv.colorado.gov and request a duplicate registration under vehicle services. The fee is $4.00.If you need a tab (stickers) replacement, please go online to mydmv.colorado.gov and replace tabs under vehicle services. The fee is $4.17.
Do to COVID-19 Personalized and Specialty Plates are not available at this time.
Do to COVID-19 personalized plates are not available at this time. Please contact us to get a temporary registration.
Make checks payable in U.S. funds to the Pitkin County Treasurer. Mail the payment to:
Pitkin County Treasurer
530 E Main St.
Aspen, Colorado 81611
If paid in installments, the first half payment is due February 28, and with the second half is due by June 15. Or, if paying in full, the payment is due April 30. To pay by credit card visit the forte payments website or call 1-866-290-5400, choose option #1. (Use Jurisdiction Code 1607).
Yes, a Tax Deferral Program is available to senior citizens, whereby the state of Colorado pays the taxes on your residence and holds a lien on your property until it is sold, or changes are made to your qualifications. There is an interest rate associated with the deferral, which is set by the state. In 2018 it is 2.25%. An individual must be 65 or older as of January 1st of the year claimed. For more information please contact:
Pitkin County Treasurer's Office
530 East Main Street
There is a Senior Property Tax Exemption in Colorado. For information, please contact:
Pitkin County Assessors Office
530 East Main St.
There could be other tax breaks for qualifying senior property owners. Please contact Pitkin County Senior Services at 970-920-5432 for further information.
Forms can be obtained at the:
Pitkin County Library
120 North Mill Street
Please visit the EPA Surf Your Watershed for more information on the Roaring Fork Watershed. The Roaring Fork Conservancy can also answer many of your Roaring Fork Watershed questions
Also, see the Colorado guide (PDF) to well permits, water rights and water administration.