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The Town of Monument's Code of Ordinances can be found on Municode.
Additionally, you can view Monument properties on our Interactive Map.
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All building permits need to also go through Pikes Peak Regional Building. You may contact them at 719-327-2880
Email planning questions to: Planning@tomgov.org
Email permit questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most commercial signs and some signs in residential areas require a permit. Some signs are exempt from permits but these signs must still conform to the regulations. Chapter 18.06.- SIGNS in the Town Municipal code sign regulations.
If you need a permit, you would utilize the Cascade Permitting Software.
Yes. You will need have a drawing on your plot plan showing where the fence will be located on your property with red Xs. The fence must not obstruct vision at intersections, and must be in conformance with the fence regulations-Municipal Code 18.05.185. Electric fences are not allowed. Note that you may need to confirm fence height limits from your HOA and Covenants prior to submitting a fence permit.
A demolition permit is required by the Town to demolish any building larger than 120 square feet. PPRBD also requires a permit for this activity as well.
For a current residential home, a tree removal permit is not needed. Note that you may need to confirm more with your HOA and Covenants. Tree removal permits are still needed for Residential new builds.
A landscaping permit is only required for new front yards. Please see Article 4. Landscape Standards of the Town of Monument municiple code. If you need a permit for a front yard, you would utilize the Cascade Permitting Software.
Keep in mind that even though a property has a Monument mailing address it does not necessarily mean that it is within Town limits. The El Paso County Assessor can help you determine if you are in Monument by following these steps: - Either enter in the address or property owner's first and last name - Click on the schedule number - Scroll to 'Tax Entity and Levy Information'. If the Town of Monument is not listed as a taxing entity, the property is not in the Town boundaries. For questions, contact El Paso County at 719-520-6300.
Additionally, you can go to the Town of Monument Interactive Zoning map. If it is not listed here, you are not in the Town of monument.
You can view the Town of Monument Interactive zoning map on the Maps page or you may call 719-481-2954 and ask the Planning Department for assistance. You will need the address of the property or the El Paso County Assessor’s Office schedule number.
Properties that are not in the Town of Monument will not be zoned in a Town zoning district. Please contact El Paso County for zoning information at 719-520-6300.
Construction Permits are required from the Town for buildings over 120 square feet, basement finishes, kiosks, decks, and additions for example.
A Construction Permit must be obtained for most improvements prior to your obtaining a Building Permit from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD).
Minor Permits for re-roofing, replacement of water heaters, furnaces, or other plumbing and mechanical permits can be obtained online at the PPRBD website.
You may also research information in our Town of Monument Muncipal Code
Note that the Monument Use Tax is different from Sales Tax. Use Tax is the 2% fee on your Monument permit application “materials estimate” only and is on all monument permits for pre-payment. Note that Sales Tax is different than our Town of monument Use Tax. Sales tax is from items purchased directly from a retail establishment. The “use or consumption of tangible personal property brought into the Town by a nonresident to be used in the conduct of business in the town” is considered non-exempt.
3.12.020 - Collection, administration and enforcement of use tax.
If you have purchased all your building materials for your project within the Town of Monument and have paid a retail sales tax for Monument, you may be eligible for a refund of what is paid on the permit. You would need to supply the Town with copies of receipts or invoices containing proof of Town of Monument sales tax paid, along with the attached form. Please ensure all local retail receipts are organized to clearly show which permit they were for, the amounts paid for Monument sales tax and the date. Note that for anything 1 year or older, we are unable to process for a refund.
Attached is the form we will need returned to us, along with your receipts and the original permit with the use tax included, for review and approval. If your request is approved, we will mail your refund check to you or a letter stating the reasons why you have been denied the Use Tax refund. Please note that the receipts must be readable, be from a business located within the Town of Monument border and must include the date of purchase in relation to the Permit you paid Use Tax on. No labor, only materials can be considered for the Use Tax refund.
Please see the Town of Monument municipal code for the Use Tax code or for further questions you may contact our Planning Department at 719-884-8015.
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All property information can be found on the Pikes Peak Regional Building office website or the El Paso County Assessor Website. You may need to set up an account with each but they will have all final permitting information on your property, including plot plans, easements and boundaries.
Additionally, you can utilize the Town of Monument Interactive Zoning map.