Development Processes (Annexation, Development or Subdividing of Land, CMRS Facilities)

For updated New Development information you may go to the Development projects page 

For updated permit submission information you may go to the Cascade Permits page  

1. Development Pre-Application Meetings


Prior to submitting a new development application, a pre-application meeting is encouraged. This process allows for any questions about the development process, including fees and submittal requirements. 

Schedule a Meeting

Pre-application meetings should be scheduled up to one week prior to the scheduled meeting date. Applicants should provide graphic information and a proposed development concept to staff when scheduling the meeting so that feedback can be provided, and questions can be answered. 

Please complete the 
Pre-App Questionnaire  and contact a member of the Planning Department for scheduling at

2. Development Application

A development application is required prior to the development of a site. The Development Application includes, but is not limited to, the following information:
  • Application type(s), ranging from Annexation to a Use by Special Review
  • Basic project information, such as what development is being proposed
  • Breakdown of fees paid to the Town of Monument.

A Site Plan Improvements Agreement may also be required for improvements such as public infrastructure and landscaping. This will be part of the Development application process.

3. Planning Department Review

Applications for land development proposals are submitted to the Planning Department for review with Town Code, Chapter 18, Land Development Code. Plans typically go through multiple review cycles before moving forward to the Planning Commission and the Board of Trustees for final action.

Also note that there are specific plot plan requirements for Commercial and Residential new builds.

4. Construction permit review in Cascade

The Town of Monument is excited to announce that we will be going digital with our planning permits starting on MARCH 15, 2021, by adding new permitting software. The new software, called Cascade, will bring many new advantages to the permitting process such as a new online portal that will allow electronic submittals for the public and contractors, real time progress tracking for permits, online fee payments, access to all departments that have a role in the permitting process, customized reporting tools, as well as many more features that will enhance productivity and transparency. The Monument and Cascade team are working hard to ensure a smooth transition and need you to use the link below to sign into the software and set up your company and users for the software. You will need to complete your account sign up prior to submitting a Monument permit for review.

Digital permitting software (opens in a new window)

Contractors must have a Town of Monument Business License

The Town of Monument does require a business license for any work performed within the Town Limits. This can be applied for and paid at the Town offices or on the Town of Monument website-

You can also verify that your contractor has obtained a business license and a permit by calling the Town at 719.481.2954

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