Right of Way Permitting

A right-of-way (ROW) is a piece of property that lies between private lots wherein roadways and utility mains are constructed. Any work (excavation, construction, culverts, driveways, overhead lines, etc.) within the ROW requires a permit. This permit is issued by the jurisdiction within which the work is taking place, such as State, County or Town. For work in the CDOT ROW permits are required from both CDOT and the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department.

In Estes Park, permits cost a $50 flat fee, plus $200 for excavation within the asphalt roadway, and additional fees for length of work. See details in the Right of Way Guidelines. ROW permit applications must be submitted no less than 3 days prior to and no more than 30 days prior to excavation.

All work within the ROW requires a call to the Utilities Notification Center of Colorado at 800-922-1987 (8-1-1) to verify utility locations - this is a free service.

Sample ROW Diagram

Questions? Contact Public Works at 970-577-3587 or publicworks@estes.org.