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Generally, yes. The Building Department issues permits for plumbing work. Electrical permits are issued by the State of Colorado on-line at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) website.
To pull a plumbing permit, you must be a licensed plumbing contractor with the state (DORA) and must be registered with the City of Glenwood Springs (COGS). For more information about requirements, please review this document.
The City has adopted - the 2015 International Codes including *Building Code *Fire Code *Fuel Gas Code *Mechanical Code *Plumbing Code *Property Maintenance Code
The City is on the 2009 Energy Conservation Code
The City of Glenwood Springs uses the State of Colorado forour Electrical inspections, and defers to the currentedition as adopted and enforced by the State of Colorado.
Yes. Per Governor Polis’ order on March 20, 2020, businesses may sell or deliver alcohol as a part of a food order to persons over the age of 21. Please see the State’s Public Health FAQ for more information. The executive order remains in effect until July 1, 2021. The Colorado General Assembly is currently considering an indefinite extension.
Beverages sold with take out food orders must be held in sealed containers. For guidance on what this constitutes, please see Colorado LED Bulletin 20-24, effective November 1, 2020.
Delivery sales may continue until 2:00 a.m. for licensees who have such abilities, regardless of level status, or whether or not on-premises sales are allowed during any particular time frame; Takeout alcohol beverage sales must cease when sale for consumption on the licensed premises is scheduled to end.
Guidance from the Colorado Revised Statutes (below) has not changed during the time of COVID-19.
44-3-423. Removal of vinous liquor from licensed premises.
(1) Notwithstanding any provision of this article 3 to the contrary, a licensee described in subsection (2) of this section may permit a customer of the licensee to reseal and remove from the licensed premises one opened container of partially consumed vinous liquor purchased on the premises so long as the originally sealed container did not contain more than seven hundred fifty milliliters of vinous liquor.
(2) This section applies to a person:
(a) That is duly licensed as a:
(I) Manufacturer under section 44-3-402;
(II) Limited winery under section 44-3-403;
(III) Beer and wine licensee under section 44-3-411;
(IV) Hotel and restaurant under section 44-3-413;
(V) Tavern under section 44-3-414;
(VI) Brew pub under section 44-3-417;
(VII) Vintner’s restaurant under section 44-3-422;
(VIII) Club under section 44-3-418;
(IX) Distillery pub under section 44-3-426; or
(X) Lodging and entertainment facility under section 44-3-428; and
(b) That has meals, as defined in section 44-3-103 (31), or sandwiches and light snacks available for consumption on the licensed premises.
At this point, customers may not be served alcohol while waiting for their order, even if they are on the business premises.
Please visit the Use of Outdoor Space page on our website for more information, including an application for outdoor seating. Temporary Outdoor Structures must adhere to all guidelines from the Building and Fire Departments.
The State of Colorado has an exhaustive list of resources and FAQs available here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home/restaurants-food-services.
You may register your business through MUNIRevs, the city's online portal for tracking business licenses and tax revenues. Click here to register your business.
All business owners operating in the limits of the City of Glenwood Springs are required to register for a business license.
Business licenses automatically expire every two years at the end of odd-numbered years (Dec. 2019, Dec. 2021, etc.). This is to ensure that the City's business database is up to date with all active businesses.
Yes, all businesses in Glenwood Springs are required to possess their own license for operation. You can add multiple businesses to the same account in MUNIRevs.
You can view the City of Glenwood Springs zoning boundaries here. You can also use the City of Glenwood Springs Public Interactive Map to search for your address and view its zone. Simply click on "Zone Boundaries" on the left and select the parcel you are searching for.
From the Log In page, click the “Forgot your password” link and follow the instructions that will be e-mailed to the User’s registered e-mail address.
Depending on the size and needs of your business, there may be other steps necessary to establish your business before you receive your license. Please visit the Business Resources page for more information. If you have questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (970) 384-6411.
All businesses are required to register with the Colorado Secretary of State. Please visit the Community Development page to review any other requirements in order to establish your business.
For other business resources, please see the following links:
Deck Construction Flowchart
Driveway Modification Flowchart
Home Additions Flowchart
Utility Work Flowchart
To obtain an incident report please call (970) 384-6480
To schedule an event with the fire department, please call (970) 384-6480.
If you live in the City, call the City Building Department at 970-384-6411. In the County, call the Garfield County Building Department at 970-945-8212.
No Open Burn Permit will be issued between May 1st through November 1st.
Please see Open Burn Requirements & Permit for details.
Please see the Temporary Membrane Structure, Ten and Canopy Requirements for details
Please see Turning Performance Analysis for details.
Please contact Fire Protection Analyst, Greg Bak, at (970) 384-6433.
Please call the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 970-384-3700.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is located next door to the Police Department. Their address is:107 8th StreetGlenwood Springs, CO 81601
All traffic and parking tickets, as well as court fines can be conveniently paid online using major credit card, debit card, money order or eCheck.
To pay a fine online visit the CitePay USA website.
Fines can also be paid during business hours by calling the Glenwood Springs Municipal Court at 970-384-6530 or mailing a check made payable to ‘City of Glenwood Springs’ to:Glenwood Springs Municipal Court101 W 8th StreetGlenwood Springs, CO 81601
The Glenwood Springs Police Department is responsible for all incidents occurring within their jurisdiction. To find out the jurisdictional boundaries, please view the Glenwood Springs Area Street Map (PDF). All incidents occurring within the black border are handled by the Police Department. Enclaves (indicated by the blue borders) have not been annexed and fall outside the jurisdiction of the Police Department.
If you need to report an incident that occurred outside the jurisdiction of the Police Department, please call the Sheriff’s Department at 970-625-8095.
If you had property belonging to you that was seized as evidence, typically the property cannot be released until the case has made its way through the court system.
These should never have found a way inside the sewer system! They cause maintenance nightmares and sewer backups.
Offer pre-tax payroll deductions and let the employees purchase bus passes or pay vanpool fares themselves.
Share the benefit and split the cost. You pay half the cost of the bus passes or vanpool fares and your employees pay the other half using pre-tax income.
For additional information, please visit the Commuter Choice website.
An accessory building is a detached subordinate building that is located on the same lot as the principal building, the use of which is incidental to the principal building or use of the lot. Accessory buildings cannot be used for living or sleeping quarters in a residential zone district.