Engineering





Due to a staff shortage, starting on 

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, River City Hall will be 

open to the public

7:30 a.m to 3:30 PM

Phone calls will be answered until 4:30 p.m.


River City Hall staff will continue accepting and processing applications for permits and development approvals digitally.  If you have a new inquiry, please use the following resources:

  • FOR GENERAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INQUIRIES: Call the Community Development main phone line at (970) 375-4850.
  • FOR ENGINEERING INQUIRIES, INCLUDING EXCAVATION PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS/UTILITIES: Call the Engineering main phone line at (970) 375-4810.

ENGINEERING

The Engineering Division is responsible for:

  • Project and Development Review
  • Capital Improvements Project (CIP) Management
  • Issuance of excavation permits, public improvement agreements, and right-of-way permits
  • Traffic Studies and Temporary Traffic Control during construction
  • Stormwater Program and Environmental Compliance

Development Standards for Public Improvements and Construction Specifications (PDF)


Paving of roadway


  1. Permits
  2. Inspections

Right-of-Way Permits


Per City Code of Ordinances Section 21-51, written permission is required for obstruction of any kind or nature or to dig or leave any excavation in the city's right-of-way. The city's right-of-way consists of any part of any street, alley or sidewalk. Obstructing or digging in the public right-of-way without permission from the city is unlawful and subject to fines. All person(s) wanting to obstruct or dig in the public right-of-way are required to complete a permit application and submit to the Engineering Department located at: 1235 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301

Documents


Excavation Permit (Apply in person at the River City Hall)

Revocable Permit (Apply in person at the River City Hall)

Traffic Control Plan & Instructions (PDF)

Onsite Excavation & Grading Permit (PDF)

Retaining Wall Application (PDF)

Stormwater Permit (PDF)

To submit your application, please email to engineering@durangogov.org or drop off at River City Hall, 1235 Camino del Rio.