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You may register your business through MUNIRevs, the city's online portal for tracking business licenses and tax revenues. Click here to register your business.
All business owners operating in the limits of the City of Glenwood Springs are required to register for a business license.
Business licenses automatically expire every two years at the end of odd-numbered years (Dec. 2019, Dec. 2021, etc.). This is to ensure that the City's business database is up to date with all active businesses.
Yes, all businesses in Glenwood Springs are required to possess their own license for operation. You can add multiple businesses to the same account in MUNIRevs.
You can view the City of Glenwood Springs zoning boundaries here. You can also use the City of Glenwood Springs Public Interactive Map to search for your address and view its zone. Simply click on "Zone Boundaries" on the left and select the parcel you are searching for.
From the MuniRevs Log In page, click the “Forgot your password” link and follow the instructions that will be e-mailed to the User’s registered e-mail address.
Depending on the size and needs of your business, there may be other steps necessary to establish your business before you receive your license. Please visit the Business Resources page for more information. If you have questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (970) 384-6411.
All businesses are required to register with the Colorado Secretary of State. Please visit the Community Development page to review any other requirements in order to establish your business.
For other business resources, please see the following links:
Generally, yes. The Building Department issues permits for plumbing work. Electrical permits are issued by the State of Colorado on-line at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) website.
To pull a plumbing permit, you must be a licensed plumbing contractor with the state (DORA) and must be registered with the City of Glenwood Springs (COGS). For more information about requirements, please review this document.
On June 5, 2022, the City moved to the 2021 editions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Existing Building Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, and of the 2020 editions of the National Electrical Code and National Electrical Safety Code. (The City of Glenwood Springs uses the State of Colorado forour Electrical inspections, and defers to the currentedition as adopted and enforced by the State of Colorado.)
An overlay district, sometimes known as an overlay zone, is a geographic zoning district layered on top of another existing zoning district, or districts, that implements additional regulations. This would be part of the City's development code. Like other zoning regulations, overlay districts can control building codes and urban design, permitted land use, density, and other factors.
The idea of adding a downtown design overlay district is to put policy in place to promote downtown vibrancy. This includes enhancing the pedestrian-oriented business and service character in the central core to support an active, vibrant street life.
Generally, this would be applied upon development applications submitted to the City after the final ordinance is adopted by City Council. Part of the community conversation is to discuss what kinds of development applications would trigger overlay requirements. For example, this could include any of the following: redevelopment, remodels, change of use, or others.
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To obtain an incident report please call (970) 384-6480
To schedule an event with the fire department, please call (970) 384-6480.
If you live in the City, call the City Building Department at 970-384-6411. In the County, call the Garfield County Building Department at 970-945-8212.
No Open Burn Permit will be issued between May 1st through November 1st.
Please see Open Burn Requirements & Permit for details.
Please see the Temporary Membrane Structure, Ten and Canopy Requirements for details
Please see Turning Performance Analysis for details.
Please contact Fire Protection Analyst, Greg Bak, at (970) 384-6433.
To incentivize waste reduction, reduce truck traffic in neighborhoods, and increase proper recycling. This will help us protect roads and extend the lifespan of the South Canyon Landfill.
The City conducted a competitive bidding process to select a single hauler starting in late 2022. Staff had previously been keeping current haulers apprised of the new system.
The enrollment period for the PAYT trash and recycling program ended August 18, 2023. Any applicable residences that did not complete enrollment will be automatically enrolled at the default level which is the medium trash with medium recycling option ($25.44 per month).
Only households that enrolled are eligible to take advantage of the 60-day grace period to change service levels at no cost. Households that did not enroll but want to change service levels later will have to pay the $25 container exchange fee per container.
In October or the early weeks of November, customers will receive mailed information about your trash and recycling day of the week, pick up calendars, and recycling information. Existing carts will be picked up either by the trash hauler who owns the cart or by the city. Mountain Waste and Recycling will drop-off new carts to each household.
Collection will occur at the curb or alley line depending on the customer’s property and current service location. An exhibit of where the cart should be place during your pickup day will be included in the information packet sent to you.
There will be four basic options for trash service levels – large, medium, small, and super-saver. Every resident will have recycling service provided every-other-week as part of the bundled service. The super-saver trash service option will be collected every other week and will be priced comparably to taking two to three bags of trash to the Recycle Center every month, but with the convenience of curbside pick-up.
The three other trash service level options will be picked up weekly: small (about 32-gallon cart), medium (about 64-gallon cart), and large (about 96-gallon cart). The small cart holds approximately two tall kitchen bags, the medium holds about five bags and the large holds up to seven.
Recycling carts are bundled with trash service. Recycling carts will be available in the three three cart sizes for collection every other week (recycling cart size will not change the bundled price).
The contractor will service some existing wildlife carts (to be determined on a case-by-case basis). Wildlife Resistant Trash service is on an annual basis (12-month minimum).
Mountain Waste and Recycling will be able to service existing wildlife carts in the "Rear Load Truck" section of town. The rear load trucks are manually operated thus owner carts can be utilized. The rest of town will be serviced by Automatic Side Load trucks and will require these addresses to utilize compatible carts leased from Mountain Waste as part of this program. The cost of the wildlife-resistant service reflects the higher capital cost of the carts and the average damage rate at approximately 1.5 to 2.5 years for cart replacement.
Households that already have wildlife-resistant carts that are not compatible with the service trucks have the option to participate in the wildlife cart buy-back program which will cover up to 75% of the original purchase price of the cart with a max of $225 per household.
Services are expected to begin in November 2023 and will be billed through the City's Finance Department on water bills. Customers should enroll now through August 4 to select your carts.
If you currently use the punch pass system at the Recycle Center or bring your bags to the Landfill, the smallest bin option under PAYT (Super Saver) is priced comparably to taking two to three bags of trash for disposal every month, but with the convenience of curbside pick-up. The punch pass system will continue for people who live outside city limits and for extra trash or recycling.
The Super Saver is $10.80 per month and accommodates approximately two (2) tall kitchen garbage bags every two weeks. The contractor will provide a 32-gallon trash container that will be picked up every other week. With the Super Saver option, you can request a small, medium or large single-stream recycling cart at no additional cost.
Recycling will be included in the service for all applicable residents and will be part of your service bill even if you chose not to use it. One of the core goals of this problem is to encourage materials that can be recycled to be recycled instead of taking up space in the landfill.
There is no opt-out option for applicable residents; however, the smallest bin option under PAYT (Super Saver) is priced comparably to taking two to three bags of trash for disposal every month, but with the convenience of curbside pick-up. The Super Saver is $10.80 per month and accommodates approximately two (2) tall kitchen garbage bags every two weeks. The contractor will provide a 32-gallon trash container that will be picked up every other week. With the Super Saver option, you have the option of a small, medium, or large single-stream recycling cart with every-other-week pick-up at no additional cost.
Further, accounts will be able to request temporary holds in service for a minimum of three and a maximum of four months once each calendar year.
Zooming out, let’s look at why we’re implementing the program this way –
With PAYT, we are treating waste and recycling services like any other utility to create a financially sustainable system. On your other utility bills, you will notice that there is a base fee you will pay even in a month where you may have used no water or electricity. This base fee exists to pay for the maintenance and operation of that utilities’ infrastructure which we must continue to maintain regardless of the individual level of use. Infrastructure that must be maintained to meet our waste and recycling needs includes everything from trash trucks, to landfill employees, to recycle centers, to processing equipment, to the permits required to manage waste – all of these things have a cost. Everyone in our community uses this infrastructure at some point in the waste management process and by having a tiered pricing system, we balance sharing the cost and requiring folks who produce the most waste to pay the most back to the system.
Under our new waste and recycling system, by starting smallest option at $10.80 per month, it allows us to provide basic trash and recycling pickup plus maintain all the waste and recycling services that our community desires. These services include our annual hazardous waste collection day, seasonal and weekend yard waste drop-offs in South Glenwood, free compost drop-off at the recycle center, and household battery recycling at the recycle center. Without a sustainable and holistic utility, we will not be able to continue these great free services.
Lastly, moving to this single-hauler system will have major benefits to Glenwood residents. It will mean:
Yes, if you are currently using an organics pickup service you may continue using that service. Using an organics pickup service can help keep your waste amount low so that you can use the most affordable trash option.
Residents may also take advantage of free food scraps drop off at the recycle center and the yard waste drop off at the old rodeo grounds every other weekend.
If you put trash in your recycling cart your recycling will not be collected.
Be sure to select the trash cart size that is best for your household. Overflow trash in your cart will incur a $12.72 fee per occurrence.
Extra trash can also be disposed of at the recycle center or the landfill for $4 per bag.
For curbside pickup, PAYT is just for trash and recycling collection at this time. However, residents may already begin taking advantage of free food scraps drop off at the recycle center and the yard waste drop off at the old rodeo grounds every other weekend.
While curbside organics collection is not part of this initial round of implementation, conversations with city council have been supportive of the potential to implement this in the future.
Thank you for your interest in the City of Glenwood Springs Pay as You Throw (PAYT) Trash and Recycling Program.
At this time, the following types of services addresses are not eligible to enroll:
If you believe that you received this message in error, please return to the enrollment form.
For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Bryana Starbuck via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text at 970-930-1411.
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the summer yard waste drop-off operating every other Saturday from May through September.
This summer event flows into the ongoing autumnal leaf drop and holiday tree recycling programs. Throughout the year, South Canyon Landfill will accept yard waste from anyone for a fee. At the landfill there are two piles, one for brush & wood and the other for grass, leaves & small plants; both get composted.
The PAYT recycling carts are single-stream, so you don't need to separate your recycling. You'll also leave your recycling items unbagged. Like your trash cart, you'll always want to be able to close the lid (no cardboard stacked next to your cart).
What items you CAN recycle curbside:
Learn more at Mountain Waste & Recycling's Disposal/Recycle Guide webpage.
Please call the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 970-384-3700.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is located next door to the Police Department. Their address is:107 8th StreetGlenwood Springs, CO 81601
All traffic and parking tickets, as well as court fines can be conveniently paid online using major credit card, debit card, money order or eCheck.
To pay a fine online visit the CitePay USA website.
Fines can also be paid during business hours by calling the Glenwood Springs Municipal Court at 970-384-6530 or mailing a check made payable to ‘City of Glenwood Springs’ to:Glenwood Springs Municipal Court101 W 8th StreetGlenwood Springs, CO 81601
The Glenwood Springs Police Department is responsible for all incidents occurring within their jurisdiction. To find out the jurisdictional boundaries, please view the Glenwood Springs Area Street Map (PDF). All incidents occurring within the black border are handled by the Police Department. Enclaves (indicated by the blue borders) have not been annexed and fall outside the jurisdiction of the Police Department.
If you need to report an incident that occurred outside the jurisdiction of the Police Department, please call the Sheriff’s Department at 970-625-8095.
If you had property belonging to you that was seized as evidence, typically the property cannot be released until the case has made its way through the court system.
Para incentivar la reducción de residuos, reducir el tráfico de camiones en los barrios y aumentar el reciclaje adecuado. Esto nos ayudará a proteger las carreteras y a extender la vida útil del vertedero de South Canyon.
No, el transportista de toda la ciudad se seleccionará mediante un proceso de licitación pública. Comparta sus comentarios para informar sobre el proceso de solicitud de propuestas en el formulario de comentarios de PAYT desde ahora hasta octubre de 2022.
Puede contratar a otro transportista adicional para su basura, pero seguirá inscrito en el programa de toda la ciudad y pagará por él.
El reciclaje estará incluido en el servicio para todos los residentes aplicables y formará parte de su factura de servicio incluso si decide no utilizarlo. Uno de los objetivos principales de este problema es fomentar que los materiales que se pueden reciclar se reciclen en lugar de ocupar espacio en el vertedero.
El período de inscripción para el programa de basura y reciclaje PAYT será a principios de 2023. Cualquier residencia aplicable que no complete la inscripción será automáticamente inscrita en la opción de tamaño medio.
Si actualmente utiliza el sistema de pases perforados en el Centro de Reciclaje o lleva sus bolsas al vertedero, la opción del cubo más pequeño bajo PAYT será comparable. El sistema de pases de perforación continuará para las personas que viven fuera de los límites de la ciudad y para la basura o el reciclaje extra.
Recibirá una factura de la ciudad, como las demás facturas que recibe por el agua y la electricidad. La inscripción y la selección de los basureros se realizará a principios de 2023.
Sí, si actualmente está utilizando un servicio de recolección de productos orgánicos puede seguir utilizando ese servicio. El uso de un servicio de recolección de productos orgánicos puede ayudar a mantener la cantidad de residuos baja para que pueda utilizar la opción de basura más asequible.
Si pone basura en su basurero de reciclaje se le cobrará una tasa de contaminación en su factura mensual. El importe de esta tasa será decidido por el transportista, y se producirá cada vez que tenga contaminación.
Puede llevar su basura extra al centro de reciclaje o al vertedero y tirarla por 4 dólares por bolsa. Si la deja en la acera se le cobrará una tarifa por desbordamiento que será de más de $4 por bolsa.
These should never have found a way inside the sewer system! They cause maintenance nightmares and sewer backups.
Offer pre-tax payroll deductions and let the employees purchase bus passes or pay vanpool fares themselves.
Share the benefit and split the cost. You pay half the cost of the bus passes or vanpool fares and your employees pay the other half using pre-tax income.
For additional information, please visit the Commuter Choice website.
You'll use the new account and customer numbers on your paper bill to create an online profile. Start the process at www.cogs.us/epay.
All utility bills issued by the City are getting upgraded to the new billing system, this includes water/sewer, electric, and existing downtown trash accounts. Once the Pay as You Throw trash and recycling system is in place, those will also be issued through this system.
Payments may be made online, by mail, via automated phone service, in person, and at the drop boxes at City Hill. Customers may also pay via direct debit (automatic) payments at no additional charge.
Note that, as with our prior billing system, there are additional fees for all card, e-check and automated phone system payments.
Electric service charges were always included in the total amount billed for electricity in our old billing system. Fortunately, our new billing system allows us to be more transparent with the cost of service, which is why you see the charge split out.
You can confirm this for yourself by looking at your May 2023 electric bill. This is the bill from the last month bills were generated in the old billing system. Take your total bill amount, subtract the service charge as shown below, then divide that number by the appropriate price per kilowatt hour. The result will match the amount of electricity used (billed) for the month.
SMALL COMMERCIAL BUSINESS ELECTRIC
LARGE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS ELECTRIC
In this new system, customers will be able to make online payments, view payment and usage history, and opt-in to electronic bills (paperless billing). This change will help us modernize and streamline the utility billing process, including billing, collections, and transparency. Most notably, the updated bill format, online portal and payment process gives customers an improved and more convenient user experience.
Existing auto-pay (direct debit or ACH/EFT) customers will continue to enjoy automatic bill payment in the new system.
Those wishing to enroll in auto-pay or modify bank information may do so in their online customer portal. Login or create an online profile at www.cogs.us/epay.
There are three fee changes associated with this update.
Passing through transaction fees charged by third party payment processors on credit/debit card and e-check payments, like those mentioned above, is a typical practice of government entities that offer ways to pay without incurring additional fees, such as cash, check, or automatic withdrawals from customer bank accounts. This is so that all customers are not paying to subsidize the payment preferences of those who pay with a card or e-check.
Transaction fees can be avoided by adjusting billing and payment preferences. If you need assistance with this, please reach out - we're happy to help!
Customers who pay via cash, physical check, direct debit (automatic) payments or phone payment do not need to create an online profile.
Please note that e-mail bill delivery is now available. A $2 paper billing fee per each utility account will be assessed. This fee is temporarily waived for the June and July utility bills to allow customers time to set up paperless billing. You may request e-mail delivery without creating an online profile by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling 970-384-6455.
To set up your online profile, you’ll need an email address and your account and customer numbers from your utility bill for each account you want to link. Customers may link multiple electric and/or water accounts under the same profile.
Next, you’ll link your utility accounts. Please note that account numbers have changed for all existing customers - use the numbers found on your bill this month. Bills for each account will have a new combination of account and customer numbers. Customers with multiple accounts will complete the following steps to link each account to their profile.
Once your accounts are linked, you can also set up automatic payments, view usage and billing history, make service requests, and more.
Please reach out with any questions or for assistance.
The computer next to the Utility Billing/Finance Department desk in City Hall will be available during business hours for customers to set up an online profile.
An accessory building is a detached subordinate building that is located on the same lot as the principal building, the use of which is incidental to the principal building or use of the lot. Accessory buildings cannot be used for living or sleeping quarters in a residential zone district.