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County Clerk & Recorder (motor vehicle tags, elections, voter registration): Pam Phipps - firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty Treasurer & Public Trustee (payment of property taxes, foreclosures, tax lien sales): Irene Kincade - email@example.comCounty Assessor (property values, property value protests, abatements): Diane Settle - firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty Sheriff (public safety, law enforcement): Rick Albers, email@example.com
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Then our Planning Department firstname.lastname@example.org can assist you in determining if the zoning is appropriate for your proposed use.
The next question you will want to explore is the legal and physical access to the property. Our Site Development Department email@example.com can assist you in this determination, but you may need to engage a title insurance company for a definitive answer. Site Development personnel can also help you analyze site characteristics that will influence the ease or difficulty of developing the site.
One more aspect to explore is how you will provide water and sanitation on the site. Our Environmental Health Department firstname.lastname@example.org can assist you with analyzing this issue.
Please note: An accessory structure may not be occupied as a dwelling. Even though the accessory structure may or may not need a building permit.
Other permits that are charged consultant costs are; Best Management Practices permitFloodplain PermitExcavation PermitCulvert PermitDefensible Space Permits are reviewed in-house and cost $150.
Driveway permits are required for existing driveways, unless a previous finalized driveway permit, signed and dated after January 1989, has been issued.
Defensible space inspections are required for new construction and additions greater than 400 square feet.
Floodplain requirements are necessary if the construction occurs in an area indicated as "Zone A" on the F.E.M.A. Flood Insurance Rating Map.
Clear Creek County requires the use of Best Management Practices for any soil disturbances. Applicants are to prohibit erosion and sedimentation from occurring off site, during and after construction. This compliance is a requirement for all construction activities, and is included in the Driveway and Building Site Excavation Permit. For any large scale disturbance of 2,500 cubic yards / 20,000 square feet or greater the separate "BMP" permit is required.
Randall Wheelock (Vice Chairman) 2017 - PresentSean Wood (Chairman) 2017 - Present George Marlin 2019 - Present
County Assessor Diane Settle - 2011 - Present
County Clerk Brenda Corbett - 2019 - Present
County Coroner Chris Hegmann - 2017 - Present
County Sheriff Rick Albers - 2015 - Present
County Surveyor Greg Markle - 2011 - Present
County Treasurer Carol Lee - 2016 - present
* Officials with terms starting in a given year were actually elected in the previous year
SALES TAX RATES
Clear Creek County Sales Tax rate will increase from 1 to 1.65 percent effective January 1, 2018 on taxable sales in Clear Creek County.
In addition, there is a County Lodging Tax rate of 2 percent.
Colorado State sales tax rate is 2.9 percent. [§39-26-106 C.R.S.]
Contact the City of Idaho Springs, 303-567-4421, Town of Georgetown, 303-569-2555, the Town of Empire, 303-569-2978, or the Town of Silver Plume, 303-569-2363, for tax rates within their jurisdictions.
To find out whether a local government has a sales tax, what the rate is, and whether it is home rule, request "Colorado Sales/Use Tax Rates" (DRP 1002). This publication is updated each January and July and is located on the State Web site at www.taxcolorado.com
Woman, Infant and Children Program (WIC); an income-qualifying education and nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, as well as infants and children under five years of age.Medicaid enrollment assistance.Child Health Plan Plus (a health insurance program for uninsured or underinsured children).Baby and Me Tobacco Free (education and incentive program for pregnant mom and new mother’s to quit tobacco).Nurse Family Partnership (a visiting nurse program for first-time mothers)Referrals to medical providers and resources.
We are opened Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Older receipts must be requested from the Treasurer's Office. Research time and copies charges will be requested for anything older than 2012 per C.R.S 30-1-102(1)(d)