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New Documents Required for Submittal
New Residential Building Permit Submittal Guide and Checklist - As of March 1, 2014 the building department is using a new checklist for IRC buildings (single family homes, duplexes, townhomes). Each of the items required in the checklist is explained in the submittal guide. There will also be a new building description form that summarizes the applicable building code information for a project. Any questions on the new requirements can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOA Certification - Many permit applications become stalled when an HOA letter is missing or does not clearly grant approval. This new form eliminates staff’s need to interpret home owner association documents and allows a permit to continue through review. Staff has used this form on recent projects with good results. This became a requirement for all submissions starting July 1, 2013.
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Zoning Compliance - Many projects in Aspen are designed to the 1/10th inch, making the Zoning Officer’s Certificate of Occupancy review a nail-biter. Ultimately, contractors are responsible for making sure their project is built within the City’s zoning limitations. This has always been the case, although the current system forces the Zoning Officer to “find” discrepancies at the end of a project. This revised policy requires a surveyor report to confirm field dimensions. Staff have started to use this for large projects where final measurements will be needed. This became a requirement for all submissions starting July 1, 2013.
Click here for the Zoning Compliance Policy.