Cease & Desist Orders

A Cease & Desist Order is typically issued when a property owner or contractor is working on a construction project without a Property Improvement Permit, also known as a PIP. Almost all interior and exterior remodeling and construction projects in the City of Manitou Springs requires a Property Improvement Permit to be issued prior to the initiation of any work. It is unlawful to commence or to proceed with the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, modification, enlargement, extension, or the relocation of any building, structure, or any portion thereof, without first having applied for permits through the Manitou Springs Planning Department and Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) and until a permit has been issued.