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Requesting Easements from the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department

Requesting Easements

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 Citys 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.

Reference Documents

Easement Request

Process Documents


For more information or to submit completed applications contact:
Daylan Figgs
Senior Environmental Planner
City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department
PO Box 580
Ft. Collins CO 80522-0580
Phone: 970.416.2814
Fax 970.416.2209