Requesting Easements from the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department
Easements or rights-of-way permission must be granted by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department prior to any work on/access to the City’s Natural Areas.
Typical projects requiring easements or rights-of-way include but are not limited to streets, water, sewer, drainage, flood control, electric power, and telecommunications facilities.
Easement policies here apply to projects of the City of Fort Collins as well as those proposed by other public entities, for example special Utility Districts, and private parties. The policy does not apply to trails, parking lots, interpretive features or other facilities that are proposed as part of the management of the public natural area. Please note that these policies may apply to projects on lands that are co-owned by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department with other entities such as Larimer County Open Lands, check with staff about your particular situation.
Processing an easement can take four-six months from application to approval, so please plan easement requests accordingly.
- Natural Areas and Open Lands Easement Policy 2012
- Land Use Code DIVISION 3.4 ENVIRONMENTAL, NATURAL AREA, RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION STANDARDS
- General Resource Protection Standards
- Standards and Guidelines for Restoration of Utility Easements
- Checklist for Utility Easement Applications
- Easement Application Procedures
- Easement Fee Schedule
- Easement Alternatives Analysis
- Mitigation and Compensation
For more information or to submit completed applications contact:
Senior Environmental Planner
City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department
PO Box 580
Ft. Collins CO 80522-0580