Revised Change Order Policy
The City of Aspen has updated our building permit change order policy. This policy replaces the most recent version, dated 7/16/2015. The new policy contains no major changes, but adds clarity to fees, eligibility criteria, and review priorities. In an effort to speed up overall permit review times, it is the goal of the City of Aspen to reduce the amount of change orders that are submitted. The new policy can be found HERE in our website.
Please reach out to John Barker with any questions.
Permit Process Improvement Initiatives
After a busy holiday season, the first weeks of 2021 have provided a welcome slowdown in new permit submittals. Community Development has taken this opportunity to make a meaningful dent in the building permit review queue, processing more than 30 permits from a stack of 100. This is a reduction of more than 30% from the start of 2021. In addition, we have introduced a new queue designation to help shorten the approval process for truly minor projects with no exterior disturbance.
As prime construction season nears, we are already seeing rising submittal requests. If you plan to start construction this summer, now is the time to submit! Please reach out to a Permit Coordinator to discuss your project prior to submittal, as well as to determine project eligibility for our new queue designation permit type.