Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Permits and Requests

The Public Works (PW), formerly Transportation, and Community Planning and Permitting (CP&P), formerly Land Use, departments issue permits that regulate activities in the public right-of-way. These permits help maintain the integrity of Boulder County’s road system and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the traveling public.

Roadway- and Right-of-Way-Related Permits

  • Special Events (CP&P) – A special event permit is required whenever an event uses a road in unincorporated Boulder County.
  • Access Permits (CP&P) – For permitting access to and associated improvements for private access to county roads (driveways, bridges, and culverts).
  • Roadway Construction Permits (PW) – Improvements in the county right-of-way that will be maintained by the county; includes plans
  • Right-of-Way Requests (CP&P and PW)- Boulder County, by state statue, regulates utility and other construction in the right-of-way to maintain access to utilities, ensure the integrity of roads, and to ensure safety and traffic flow. Public determination of right-of-way is subject to review by CP&P.
  • Storm Drainage Criteria Manual (PW)- Ensures correct drainage in developed areas
  • Road Service Requests (PW)- For making requests for repairs or maintenance of county roads and infrastructure
  • Road Maintenance Agreement (PW)- To conduct work in non-maintained county right-of-way. Provides parameters on what can be done; includes plans
  • Grading Permit and Stormwater Quality Application (CP&P and PW) – Required for development or grading of any land in unincorporated Boulder County
  • Oversize/Overweight Permit(PW)- Regulates the use of the right-of-way by vehicles and equipment that exceeds state or local size and weight limits.
  • Utility Construction Permit (PW)- For regulated and non-regulated public and private utilities; includes plans
  • Floodplain Development (CP&P) – Required for any development in an officially designated floodplain

Contact Us

Public Works Department (formerly Transportation)

Submit a request


2525 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80304

Map and Directions

Hours: Building Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306