Right of Way Inspection#
New transaction fee for online debit/credit card charges
The City of Fort Collins has a new credit card processing company. As of August 1, 2021, a new debit/credit card transaction fee will be charged for all transactions processed with the Development Review Center. Please refer to the linked document.
Construction Inspectors work with the development and construction community to ensure compliance to the City's codes, standards and specifications. Part of the inspector's job is to research and implement new construction techniques, materials, and recommend specification changes when warranted. Inspection services are provided on capital projects, subdivision development, and construction permit work.
Permits Issued by Engineering#
Contractors wanting to perform work in the City Public Right-of-way will need a contractor's license, asphalt license and/or a utility license issued by City Engineering.
|Excavation Permit *Link to New Website*||Also called a "street cut permit," an excavation permit is issued anytime cutting is done in the City right-of-way i.e. sidewalk work, boring, cutting street. Anyone excavating in the public right-of-way, whether licensed contractors, licensed plumbers, City crews, utility contractors, etc. needs to acquire a permit.||Fees on webpage|
|Encroachment Permit||Issued when obstructions or encroachments are erected in City right-of-way i.e. tables, fences, posts, dumpsters, etc.||$10 application fee for minor, $10 inspection fee; $500 application fee for major, inspection fee TBD|
|Sidewalk & Drive Approach Permit||Issued when work on sidewalk or drive approach for driveway is done.||
$25 (up to 15')
$0.30 (for add'l footage)
|Over Length/Oversized Vehicle||Issued when an over-length, over-sized, over-weight vehicle uses City streets i.e. trucks hauling large loads (yachts, machinery, etc.).||No fee (non-structure)|
|Moving Buildings, Houses, Mobile Homes||Issued when moving houses, sheds, mobile homes and other buildings.||$25 (structure only)|
|House Numbers||Issued when groups want to paint house numbers on curbs in neighborhoods. Usually non-profit groups.||No Fee|
|Stockpiling||Issued to allow temporary storage of suitable fill material for future use in a construction project.||$65|
|Vertical Banner||Approved pole locations can be found here: https://gisweb.fcgov.com/verticalbanners||No Fee|
|Development Construction||$400 application fee; development fees vary; smaller $200|
|Newspaper Encroachment & Indemnity Agreement||Permit required to place any free-standing publication rack within City rights of way. This includes locations within the downtown area occupied by modular condominiums. One (1) permit is required annually - per location.||$10 per application per year|
|Portable Signs in the Right of Way||Permit to place portable signs in public rights of way. This is limited to a defined area (view map). Permit must be inspected and approved prior to placement, "grandfather" locations do not apply (view City Code).||$10 per application per year|
|Outdoor Seating Encroachment & Indemnity Agreement||Outdoor seating guidelines||$50 per application|
|Fence Permit||Permit to install fences adjacent to the Public Right-of-Way.||No Fee|