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The purpose of the ordinance is to provide a system of address standards that will be used to name roadways and assign addresses to properties along such roadways. The intent of the ordinance is to assign addresses with an orderly system while accomplishing the following objectives:
-Ensure that emergency services are able to locate a person via an assigned location as quickly as possible
-Provide logic and order in the assigning of roadway names and addresses
-Guide staff in consistent addressing practices
-Improve efficiency for visitors, delivery and other services to find their way to an assigned location in a timely fashion
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
Pitkin County encourages property owners to make suggestions for the naming of the new road, as it affects them directly. Please see the Street Naming Resources section for further information.
No. Normally, no address is needed until a structure foundation is in place. Empty lots will only be assigned an address if requested for legal purposes, such as insurance requirements.
Yes. The County ordinance states that every structure with an assigned address must have the address number properly displayed. This ordinance is enforceable by fine. Owners of structures shall display and maintain assigned numbers in a conspicuous place on said structure, in the following manner:
1. Address Number on the Structure or Residence: The assigned address number shall be displayed at a location on the residence or structure that is easily visible as the structure is approached 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 also 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Phone: 970-920-5160 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Pitkin County Administration & Sheriff's Office Building 530 E. Main St Ste 204, Aspen CO 81611
The actual value assigned to residential properties is based on sales that occurred in the 18-month period from January, 20xx (odd year) to June 30, 20xx (even year). For example, the 2023 and 2024 valuation years will use sales data from the time frame of January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
All properties are reassessed every odd-numbered year. The Assessor sends a Notice of Valuation to all property owners to inform them of their new value for that tax year, which will remain the same for the intervening year as long as the property does not physically change. Notices of Valuation for real property are mailed on May 1st in odd years. Notices of Valuation for personal property are mailed on June 15th each year.
The Pitkin County Assessor uses sales data from a 18-month period ending June 30 of even-numbered years to establish real property value. If data is insufficient during this time period, assessors may go back in 6-month increments, up to 5 years, to find sales data.
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 0.0695 = 69,500. 69,500 x 0.045 = $3,127.50 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 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.
Our database site: www.pitkinassessor.org
If the matter is the subject of a land use application you can contact the Community Development Department at 970-920-5526. For all other matters you can contact the County Manager's Office at 970-920-5200.
Go to the Planning and Zoning Commission webpage or contact the Community Development Department at 970-920-5526.
Email Charlotte Anderson or call 970-920-5210. Give plenty of lead time as agendas fill up quickly.
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
Plowing snow from private property onto the county roads creates dangerous conditions for county snow removal equipment and is illegal per the Road Maintenance and Management Plan.
Yard Setbacks are based on Zone District and lot size. Use Maps and More to find a property’s zone district. Refer to Table 5-1.A-D (Dimensional Standards Tables) and Sec. 5-20-40 (Measurement of Yard Setbacks) of the PCLUC.
Road Setbacks apply to properties along certain roads as defined in Chapter 11:
Arterial Highways: Highway 82 – West of Aspen to County Line and Brush Creek Road.
Major Roads: Highway 82 east of Aspen to the County line; Castle Creek Road; Maroon Creek Road; McLain Flats Road (from the Slaughter House Bridge to Highway 82 across the Smith Bridge); Highway 133; and Owl Creek Road.
Collector Streets: Woody Creek Road, Lower Red Mountain Road (up to and including intersection with Hunter Creek Road); Lower River Road; River Road; Snowmass Creek Road; and Capitol Creek Road.
Refer to Table 5-1.A-D (Dimensional Standards Tables, Sec. 5-20-30 (Measurement of Road Setbacks).
The Front Yard is the streetside or the access side. Lot Line, Front is defined in Chapter 11 as follows:
“LOT LINE, FRONT means the property boundary line dividing a lot from the street. If no street, or more than one street, abuts the lot, then the front lot line means the property boundary line from which road access is obtained.”
Building Height is dependent on Zone District and type of structure. Use Maps and More to find a property’s zone district.
Building Height limits for Principal, Accessory, and Agricultural structures can be found in 5-1.A-D (Dimensional Standards Tables), and Section 5-20-60 (Measurement of Building Height). Building Height may be further restricted through Subdivision or other Land Use Approval.
Gross Floor Area is defined in Section 5-20-80, as follows:
“Gross floor area is calculated by adding areas included in the measurement of floor area, pursuant to Sec. 5-20-70, and the following exemptions from floor area: below-grade space, garages and carports, and ANSI compliant residences pursuant to Sec. 5-20-70(g)(1 and 2) and (k). Gross floor area measurement excludes agricultural buildings as specified in Sec. 5- 20-70(j) and other floor area types exempt from the calculation of floor area pursuant to Sec. 5-20-70(a-e).”
Final Maximum Floor Area is defined in Chapter 11, as follows:
“Final Maximum Floor Area means the largest amount of gross floor area that may be constructed on the lot or parcel pursuant to Table 5-1. GMQS allocations shall not be granted if floor area will exceed the final maximum floor area. TDRs may not be utilized to increase floor area beyond the final maximum floor area.”
Use Maps and More to find a property’s zone district. Zone District information is found in Chapter 3, Permitted Uses are found in Chapter 4, and Dimensional Requirements are found in Chapter 5.
Permitted uses are based on zone district. Use Maps and More to find a property’s zone district.
Refer to Sec. 4-20 Table 4-1 (Permitted Use Table) to look up uses for each zone district. Uses are listed as Allowed (A), Special Review (S) or Master Plan (M). If a cell is blank, the use is prohibited in that zone district.
Table 4-1 also includes references to Use Specific Standards for certain uses; those provisions can also be found in Chapter 4.
Community Development fees, including land use fees, are adopted by BOCC Ordinance No. 012-2016.
If you have development questions about a property or properties within unincorporated Pitkin County related to the Pitkin County land use code, land use process, or zone district requirements please contact Planner of the Day (POD) at: email@example.com or call 970-429-6108 or 970-920-5526.
Directions on how setup a Pre-Application Conference Request with a Planner: Look at step 4. Planning Pre-Application Conference Request directions in the document for guidance.
When the Applicant has done their due diligence in collecting all relevant information about a property/properties, and/or has briefly spoken with a Planner for guidance, they will want to request a meeting for a Pre-Application Conference Request. In order to request a Pre-App meeting with a Planner an Applicant will need to setup a user account (individual or company account) in Pitkin County Community Development’s SAGES system.
Once you have logged in, under the header "Planning and Zoning" select the "Planning Pre-Application Conference Request". This will provide staff with the necessary background information to allow for a more productive conference. Once you have submitted the form, a planner will contact you to request additional information and/or to schedule a meeting.
A Caretaker Dwelling Unit (CDU) is a separate dwelling unit that is accessory to a principal dwelling or other principal use on the same property. A CDU is deed restricted to occupancy by qualified residents, as defined in the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority Guidelines, or occupancy by immediate family, defined as “a person related by blood or marriage who is a first cousin (or closer relative) and his or her children.”
CDU must be listed as an allowed or special review use in the zone district. Refer to Sec. 4-20 Table 4-1.
CDU restrictions are found in Sec. 4-30-50(e) and 6-30-40(c). Restrictions include, but are not limited to:
Maximum of 700 (lots or parcels < 30,000 sq. ft.) or 1,000 (lots or parcels > 30,000 sq. ft.) net livable square feet
The floor area of a CDU is included in the total allowed floor area for the lot or parcel.
A CDU is not required to be rented, but if rented, it must be for a term of not less than 6 months.
Agricultural Building means any building or structure used for agricultural purposes, including but not limited to barns, hay and equipment storage buildings, greenhouses, loafing sheds, corrals, and agricultural well structures. Agricultural buildings shall be detached from residential structures. An agricultural building is not a place where agricultural products are processed, treated or packaged.
5-20-70(j) provides floor area exemptions for certain agricultural buildings, subject to specific limitations.
Non-Conforming Structure means any building or structure that was established pursuant to the zoning and building laws in effect at the time of its development, but that is no longer in compliance with the regulations imposed by this Land Use Code.
Non-Conforming Use means any use of land, building or structure that was established pursuant to the zoning and building laws in effect at the time of its development, but which use is no longer permitted under the regulations imposed by this Land Use Code for the zone district in which it is located.
Non-Conforming Uses and Non-Conforming Structures are regulated pursuant Chapter 9 of the PCLUC.
Vested Property Right is defined as “the right to undertake and complete the development and use of property under the terms and conditions of a site specific development plan, as set forth in C.R.S. 24-68-101 et. seq.”
Only certain approvals are considered Site Specific Development Plans that result in a vested property right. Refer to Sec. 2-20-170(b).
The standard vested property right is three (3) years.
A vested property right may be extended or reinstated. Refer to Sec. 2-20-170(d).
Most development in Pitkin County is approved as single family development. A home can be rented out as long as it continues to function as a single family residence. That is to say, individual rooms cannot be rented out to individual parties as short term rentals.
In some zone districts, you may camp on your own property pursuant to Section 4-30-50(d) of the PCLUC, which allows up to 15 consecutive days and no more than thirty days in any 6 month period. You may not use a camper as a permanent residence.
A TDR, or Transferable Development Right, is a development right that may be transferred from a “Sending Site” to lands that are designated as suitable for development (“Receiver Site”). A detailed summary of the TDR Program is available here:
A list of TDR Certificates that have been issued is available here:
This list includes information on TDR conveyances and the consideration paid, and whether and where a TDR has been extinguished.
TDR Sending and Receiving sites are included in Pitkin Maps & More
Directions on how to search documents in Pitkin County Maps&More: Look at step 1. Maps&More directions in the document for guidance.
There are two ways to search a parcel in Maps & More, but I will provide the easier way:
Click “I Agree” Select the “I want to…” blue button, at the top left corner, and choose the option "Go To" in the drop down. The best way to search is either by: Parcel ID# (XXXX-XXX-XX-XXX no dashes), Address, or Owner (Last name). Choose which you want to search by and click “Next.” This will take you into the parcel, selected in red. Look at the left area of Maps & More and find the “Show Map Layers” blue link and click it. You will want to select the boxes: “Parcel Overlay” then “Base Overlay” then “Planning and Zoning” then “Land Use Records.” Click on the area in red, this should show the records on the parcel you are searching for information on. It will show 1 of 2 records, if you selected the “Land Use Records.” 1 of 2 is where you can obtain Laserfiche records.
There is another way to look up Laserfiche records which will be mentioned below. 1 of 2 shows you where you can view Laserfiche documents. If there is one document only, it will provide you only that document. If there are more than one document, it will show up in a list. If you want to view the one document in Laserfiche you can follow the steps in Laserfiche provided below. 2 of 2 shows the owner name, address, location (in Pitkin County or not), and Assessor Account: another name for Reception Number RXXXXXX (R007340). Note, if the location doesn’t say Pitkin County then the property you may want to verify the information with Pitkin County ComDev staff. If you click on the Assessor Account Number blue link it will take you to the Pitkin County Assessor information. The Assessor Account/Reception Number can be used for searching documents for the parcel in Clerk and Recorder’s website as well. You can look up the zone district in Maps & More, if you scroll down on the left side, where you selected the “Land Use Records” and select “Zone District Labels,” this should show you the zone district the property is located in. At this point, you may want to look up what the permitted uses are for the zone district the property is located in. You can find that information in Pitkin County Land Use Code (LUC) Chapter 4 Table 4-1. Look for your zone district in the Table (for example, RS-30). If there is an "A" that means it’s allowed. An “S” means the permitted use has a special review process through planning. If there is nothing in the space, that means the permitted use is actually prohibited. For example, a Single Family Dwelling Unit in the RS-20 & RS-30 zone district in Table 4-1 is an “A” Allowed permitted use.
Also search for documents relevant to a property on Laserfiche and Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s.
To do a Records Request please do the following:
1. Log onto: www.pitkincounty.com or https://pitkincounty.com/454/Online-Search.
2. Click the “Planning/Zoning/Building” button
3. Click the “Archived Records” button
4. Click “Please click here to submit a CORA Records Request” at the top of the page.
Once a Records Request is submitted, everything for the property/parcel (except interior plans which only the owner can view) will be provided. If the owner is an LLC, you must supply a Statement of Authority from the LLC.
FYI: you can view/search all the archived records online (except interior plans) if you follow steps 1 to 3 above, but instead of clicking “CORA Records Request” click “Search Documents by Address.”
The best and easiest way to search is by first having the property’s Parcel ID (XXXX-XXX-XX-XXX, 12 digits no dashes) to search as the address and name of the owner searches don’t always work as well. Then change the “TYPE of Document” from “Board of Adjustments” to “All.”
Directions on how to search documents in Pitkin County Laserfiche records: Look at step 2. Laserfiche records directions in the document for guidance.
Laserfiche provides documents from 1977 to the present, if not you can do a documents request. The best way to search documents in Laserfiche is by: Parcel ID# (XXXX-XXX-XX-XXX, 12 digits no dashes), Address, or Owner (Last name). Select the “Search documents by address” blue link. Input either the Owner (Last name), Street Address, or Parcel ID#. Find the “Type of Document” and next to it is a drop down, you will see “Board of Adjustments” is the default, select “All.” This should give you documents that are relevant to the property. The Parcel ID# is usually provided in the document name. Note, sometimes the parcel is cross-referenced in other documents as well. Please ensure the documents are relevant to the property/parcel ID# for the property you are searching for, if you are using them for supporting documents.
Also search for documents relevant to a property on Maps&More and Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s.
Directions on how to search documents in Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s: Look at step 3. Clerk and Recorder’s directions in the document for guidance.
From the Maps & More the Assessor Account/Reception Number RXXXXXX (R007340) can be used to search for more documents. Once logged into the Clerk and Recorder’s website select the “Accept” button. Go to the area to the top left area “What would you like to do today?” Click the "Search Public Records" link underneath and select it. At this point enter in the Reception Number. Push the “Search” next to the magnifying glass to the right. Your records should show up. You can also search by Book - Page (Bk and Pg). Sometimes in Laserfiche there are Administrative Decisions, Hearing Officer Resolutions, BOCC Resolutions or even maps that reference a Book and Page Number. found in the Laserfiche documents. Insert those numbers in the Book - Page search.
Also search for documents relevant to a property on Maps&More and Laserfiche records.
"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:
Licensed Contractors in the Roaring Fork Valley
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:
Due to our inmates being housed in Garfield County Jail while planning for the future mail to an inmate must be sent as follows.
Garfield County JailInmate’s Name; Inmate’s Booking NumberPO Box 30022 PMB 35803Durham, NC 27702
The inmates Booking number can be found on the Garfield County Jail website under Current Inmate list here: Current Inmates
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.
Landowners are responsible for the costs of weed control on their property, unless other specific arrangements are made with lessors or land-users. This includes public lands. For example, Pitkin County is responsible for weed control on county rights-of-way, open space, trail easements, and other county-owned properties. In addition, Pitkin County has agreements with the Forest Service and CDOT to perform weed control on some of these agencies' rights-of-way in Pitkin County.
There are various resources available to help you identify noxious weeds and develop a weed management plan. The Pitkin County Land Management Office has a variety of publications available for you to pick up if you would like a hard-copy.
Many resources are available on the web:
Land Management staff are also happy to visit your property and help you identify plants in person. Contact the office at 970-920-5214 or email Melissa Sever.
In the summer, the Pitkin County Weed Advisory Board leads several weed ID tours throughout Pitkin County. In the winter, they often host indoor plant seminars at local venues.
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. DR 2504 Colorado Residency Establishment form AND evidence of residency documentation. New Colorado Resident Vehicle registration HB22-1254 Effective Jan. 1, 2023: Colorado Residency Establishment Form AND provide one of the following receipt, utility bill (including the service start date), Lease agreement or mortgage document, Voter Registration Card, college enrollment documents or student document, government or court order document.
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 an 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 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, only if they are personalized or a specialty plate, 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. Please 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 seller's last registration. If you have a loan and the title work has not been sent to us by the lien holder, please obtrain 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 $4.22.
If the original title has been lost or is considered void by alteration, you may apply for duplicate Colorado title. A duplicate title may be applied for only on Colorado Titles. The owner, agent by Power of Attorney, or legal lien holder may apply for a duplicate title by completing a Duplicate Title Request and Receipt form DR 2530A.If you have an active lien and have paid off the loan, an original or copy of the lien release is required.
Please come into the office at 530 E Main St. with your ID and the vehicle registration or call us at (970)429-2717.
Please call our office (970)429-2703 or stop by our office at 530 E Main St. with your ID and vehicle registration.
No, the state of Colorado requires you to keep your vehicle current year round. If you put your vehicle in storage you can put the insurance on hold by filling out the form #DR2303 Non-Use of Vehicle or Out of State Insurance Affidavit. You must provide insurance on another vehicle on the form. If you do not keep the vehicle current, late fees will apply, $25.00 per month up to $100.00, plus back ownership tax from the time it was expired.
Ospreys are one of the few raptor species known to eat a diet almost exclusively of fish, often performing a shallow dive to catch them. For this reason, Ospreys nest in close proximity to shallow waters, including lakes, rivers, reservoirs, swamps and marshlands.
Ospreys are extremely long-distance migrants that breed in North America and migrate to Central and South America each winter. An Osprey may travel more than 160,000 migration miles during its lifetime. During a mere 13 days in 2008, one Osprey flew 2,700 miles - from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to French Guiana, South America (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Ospreys are listed as a species of “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and are now considered one of the quintessential success stories of the conservation movement. Osprey population numbers crashed in the 1960s and ‘70s, when pesticides like DDT bio-accumulated in individual birds and thinned their eggshells, causing startling rates of mortality. Along certain portions of the Eastern U.S. coast, for example, nearly 90 percent of breeding pairs suddenly disappeared. The species' dramatic decline was halted by pesticide bans throughout the U.S. and the construction of artificial nests in wetlands countrywide. Overall, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey, their populations grew by 2.5 percent per year from 1966 to 2014.
Yes! However, when Ospreys migrate, they migrate as individuals. Rarely do both the male and female of a mating pair spend their winter in the same place. When the Ospreys migrate north for the spring breeding season, they each find their way back to the same nest.
In Colorado, a female will usually lay her eggs in mid-to-late April.
Typically, an Osprey female will lay two to four eggs during the breeding season.
Incubation lasts 36 to 42 days before the eggs hatch. The female will spend most of this time on the nest keeping the eggs warm during incubation, with the male taking over occasionally. The eggs will then hatch within a few days of each other.
Hatchlings will stay in the nest for 50 to 55 days before fledging.
Sometimes. Osprey eggs are laid a few days apart from each other, and the oldest eggs hatch first. The chicks grow quickly, meaning that the youngest chick can weigh 25 to 30 percent less than the oldest chick by the time it hatches. When food is scarce, the older chicks may peck at or push the younger chicks to get the food they need to survive. Although this may seem harsh to humans, it makes it possible for the Ospreys to have one or two strong offspring rather than three or four weak offspring that may not survive. When food is abundant, this competition is not necessary, and the Ospreys may raise up to four healthy chicks.
Food scarcity can lead to competition among the chicks in the nest, and predators such as owls and raccoons may raid the nest while the parent Ospreys are out fishing.
Ospreys have been known to live 25 years.
Any temporary structure, other than a tent or membrane structure, that covers an area in excess of 120 square feet that is used or intended to be used for the gathering together of 10 or more persons requires a Building Permit. There is a $150 fee for Tent Permits. Click here for Building Permit information.
for Food Permits - If food is present/served at your event the Applicant needs to contact Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) at 303-692-3645, option #1. The Applicant should ask if the Temporary Event Food Service Application form and/or Commissary Agreement form need to be filled out or not. Also, if the Applicant has questions on if they or the food vendor needs to fill out the form(s), they should also ask CDPHE. When the form(s) are ready to be submitted, turn them into firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days prior to the event.
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 2021 it is 1.081%. 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.
Special assessments are direct charges which are against the property, but not included in the Assessor’s valuation. For example delinquent utility billings, such as overdue water and sanitation bills and overdue weed control bills. These particular assessments are billed as a single installment special assessment. We have several taxing authorities that submit special assessments for collection.
Forms can be obtained at the:
Pitkin County Library
120 North Mill Street
If you have other questions related to the information on VINE or how to register on VINE, please contact your local agency for assistance. Please use the links for more information about your local law enforcement agencies.
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
Groundwater is managed by the Colorado Division of Water Resources. Permits are issued through the Denver office. You can get more information from the division's website. They also have a groundwater information line at 303-866-3587. Also, see the Colorado guide (PDF) to well permits, water rights and water administration.
Obtaining water rights in Colorado is a complicated process and the rights to most of the water in Colorado are already held.
For a good general overview of what is involved in obtaining water rights, associated fees, and contact information for regional water courts in Colorado see the Colorado Division of Water Resource's water rights information.