Steamboat officials remind contractors, homeowners that fall inspection deadline looms |

Steamboat officials remind contractors, homeowners that fall inspection deadline looms

According to Steamboat Springs Public Works, contractors and homeowners who anticipate needing a temporary certificate of occupancy, certificate of occupancy, or water or sewer service this winter should schedule their projects with enough time to allow for grading, drainage improvements and utility installations to be completed and inspected before Nov. 1.

“In our mountain town, snow can arrive any time and without notice,” said Streets Superintendent David Van Winkle in a news release. “If you’re planning on working through the winter, inspections need to be completed before November 1. It might seem like you have some time, but winter will be here before you know it.”

The following outlines some inspection options:

  • Single-family and duplex contractors in need of a temporary certificate of occupancy or a certificate of occupancy must schedule a final site inspection prior to Nov. 1. These site inspections will not be available from Nov. 1 to April 1, weather permitting.
  • Commercial, industrial and multifamily final engineering site inspections, as well as water and sewer inspections for single-family and duplex homes, will not be conducted from Nov. 1 and April 1.
  • No outdoor water or sewer work can be performed from Nov. 1 through May 1 without a variance.
  • Contractors and homeowners needing to excavate in the right-of-way during the winter can apply for permits. Excavation in the public right-of-way is prohibited from Nov. 1 through May 1 to protect the city’s infrastructure from damage over the winter months. All construction, port-a-potties, material piles, etc., must be out of the right-of-way prior to Nov. 1 unless a permit has been approved.
  • To avoid citations in the spring, builders should make sure all erosion and sediment control devices are installed and functioning prior to winter. Disturbed soils need to be protected with hydro mulch, straw blankets or other measures to prevent erosion.

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