Site Development Permits

The Site Development Department administers the following permits:

Grading and Excavation Permits

Grading and Excavation Permits are required any time earth disturbance is proposed in excess of 50 cubic yards, in accordance with the rules and standards established in Chapter X of the Building Code. Exempted projects must still meet the water quality and grading standards established in the Code and the Best Management Practices Manual.

  • Application
  • Submittal Requirements
  • Information Packet

Driveway Permits

Driveway permits must be obtained whenever an individual proposes to construct, modify and/or connect a driveway to an existing public or private roadway in unincorporated Clear Creek County.  All work undertaken to construct or improve driveways shall conform to the design and construction standards contained in the Roadway Design & Construction Manual.

  • Application 
  • Submittal Requirements 
  • Information Packet

Retaining Wall Permits

All retaining walls over 4 feet in total height, whether in a single line or multiple tiers, require a Retaining Wall Permit and shall be engineered and certified by an engineer prior to final approval.  Total retaining wall height is measured from the ground surface at the toe of the lowest tier of the retaining wall system to the top of the highest tier of the retaining wall system.

  • Application
  • Submittal Requirements
  • Information Packet

Defensible Space Permits

Defensible Space Permits were established to reduce the hazards of the spread of fire for the protection of life and property.  The Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was implemented in 1996, requires the development of a defensible space for all new construction and all additions to existing structures greater than 400 square feet.

Floodplain Development Permits

Floodplain Development Permits are required any time that fill or structural improvements are proposed in the regulatory floodplain. The regulatory floodplain is that area shown on the adopted FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).  These maps are also available on the FEMA website  or at the County Annex.  Floodplain boundaries can be viewed on the Clear Creek County ClearMap System.  See the link below for Floodplain Development Permit submittal requirements and information.  More complete and detailed information on floodplain management regulations can be found in Chapter 12  of the Clear Creek County Matter of State Interest (1041 Regulations).

Fee Schedule

The cost for permits and services can be found on the SIte Development Department Fee Schedule.