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-Ensure that visitors, delivery and other services are able to find their way in a timely fashion
-Provide logic and order in the assigning of roadway names and addresses
-A guide for staff in ensuring consistency in addressing
-Ensure that emergency services are able to locate and respond quickly
Parity (Even/Odd determination) is normally based on compass direction from the center of the street, with addresses on the North or East sides receiving even numbers and those on the South or West receiving odd numbers. However, many streets in the county have been assigned using the Left/Odd and Right/Even methodology. Address Services makes the Even/Odd determination based on Public Safety requirements.
For more information please see the Titled Address Standards 9.08.080: ADDRESS/NUMBERING SYSTEM
1. Address Number on the Structure or Residence: When the residence or structure is within 50(fifty) feet of the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned address number shall be displayed at a location on the residence or structure that is easily visible from the roadway.
2. Number at the Road Line: Where the residence or structure is over 50 (fifty) feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned address number shall be displayed on a noncombustible structure (post, fence, wall, mailbox, etc) at the property line adjacent to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure, in addition to being displayed on the residence or structure itself.
3. Size, Color and Location of Number: Numbers shall be of a color that contrasts with their background color and shall be a minimum of 4 (four) inches in height. Numbers shall be located to be visible from the road at all times of the year.
4. Proper Number: Every person whose duty is to display an assigned number shall remove any different number which might be mistaken for, or confused with, the assigned number.
The County ordinance states that every structure must have their address properly displayed. This ordinance is enforceable by fine.
For notifying the post office of your new address, see their website: http://faq.usps.com/
It is the responsibility of property owners to notify tenants of said property of any address changes.
You need to notify parties with whom you correspond that your address has changed.
The parties that you should notify may include: -Utility Companies (Electric / Gas / Sewer / Cable / Satellite TV / Broadband Internet) -Telephone Company -Trash Removal Company -Regular home care service providers (property management, lawn care, snow removal, etc.) -Alarm Company (home, personal or medical alert system) -Mortgage Company -Bank / Credit Union -Credit Card Companies -Insurance Companies (auto, home/renters, life, workers comp, etc.) -Department of Motor Vehicles -County Clerk and Recorder’s Office / Voter Registration -County Assessor Office -Employer -Schools (for you and/or children) -Magazines/Newspapers and Periodicals -Personal and professional clubs, licensing boards, organizations, and memberships -Financial advisor/investment firms, Accountant, Attorney -Places of worship -Friends and family
Location: Pitkin County Courthouse506 E. Main St Ste 202, Aspen CO 81611
Notices of Valuation for real property are mailed on May 1st in odd years. Notices of Valuation for personal property are mailed on June 14th in odd years.
The exact amount of taxes is an estimate until the tax rate or mill levies have been certified and approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). According to Colorado law, each taxing authority must provide their mill levy to the BOCC by December 15th. The Board then certifies the mill levies by December 22nd. In the following January, official tax notices are mailed by the County Treasurer based upon these approved mill levies. Therefore, after January 1 of each year, you can contact the County Treasurer for the exact amount of property tax. The Assessor does not levy or collect taxes, we value your property.
Calculating taxes in Colorado: Residential Properties ~ Actual Value x Assessment Rate of 7.2% = Assessed Value Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Tax Amount Non-Residential Properties ~ Actual Value x Assessment Rate of 29% = Assessed Value Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Tax Amount
Example ~ If you have $1,000,000 actual value of real property and the mill levy is 45, what will the taxes be? $1,000,000 x 0.072 = 72,000. 72,000 x 0.045 = $3,240 tax amount
The Colorado Constitution requires that a specific relationship be maintained, on a statewide basis, between the assessed value of residential property and the assessed value of non-residential property. The state legislature sets the residential assessment rate once every 2 years to maintain that relationship. The current assessment rate for all residential properties is 7.2%. All other properties are assessed at 29% of actual value.
The Assessor researches each individual property's legal and physical condition on January 1 to determine their status for that tax year. Status is . The tax notice received next January will be based on this status.
The appraisal date is the date of valuation and all comparable sales must be trended to this date.
In order to access more information than a simple property search, the Assessor is charging $35 per month or $350 per year to be able to access downloadable online reports and queries. Subscriptions can be paid by credit card by calling 970-920-5160. Our office will then assign you a unique name and password for access.
Email Charlotte Anderson or call 970-920-5210. Give plenty of lead time as agendas fill up quickly.
Different projects require different information. In general, 1 set of digital detailed plans and referral department information (submitted electronically) is needed. If land use approvals are necessary, proof of that approval will be required in every case before a building permit will be accepted. Submittal requirement checklists are available online, at the Community Development Department public counter or refer to our permit application manual.
Construction may take place from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday. Construction is prohibited on Sundays and Federal holidays. Title 6 Section 6.36
Dogs are prohibited in Aspen Village pursuant to Pitkin County Resolution #165-2000. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) may be allowed per Federal law, in certain circumstances. Contact us for more information (970) 429-2814. Below are links to Federal Dept of Justice and Dept of Housing and Urban Development documents relating to Emotional Support Animals and the link to the Pitkin County resolution relating to dogs in Aspen Village. Joint Statement
"Area of disturbance" is defined as the total area at the site where any construction activity is expected to result in disturbance of the ground surface. This includes any activity that could increase the rate of erosion, including, but not limited to, clearing, grading, excavation, and demolition activities, as well as haul roads and areas used for staging where traffic will result in the disturbance of the ground surface, septic and leach field installation, irrigation installation, and landscaping. Construction does not include routine maintenance to maintain the original line and grade, hydraulic capacity, or the original purpose of a facility.
Note: Our Sunlight channels are all UHF.
Visitors will go through a metal detector, and may be searched. Visitors are asked to empty their pockets and place jackets, hats, etc in locked locker before entering the jail. No contraband is allowed, including cigarettes and matches.
Forms can be obtained at the:
Pitkin County Library
120 North Mill Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611
Please visit the EPA Surf Your Watershed for more information on the Roaring Fork Watershed. The Roaring Fork Conservancy can also answer many of your Roaring Fork Watershed questions
Also, see the Colorado guide (PDF) to well permits, water rights and water administration.