What improvements require a permit? Do I need a permit?

Almost all improvements to a property require a Property Improvement Permit from the City of Manitou Springs prior to the initiation of construction/installation/modification. Also, depending on the type and scope of a given improvement, there may be additional permitting required by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD).

Here is a partial list of improvements requiring a permit from the City of Manitou Springs: 

  • fence
  • retaining wall
  • excavation or grading
  • commercial signage
  • exterior modifications (siding, stucco, windows, doors, etc.)
  • shed/storage/accessory structures
  • new construction
  • any structural change to existing buildings
  • electrical
  • plumbing
  • mechanical work
  • furnace/water heater
  • deck
  • roofing work

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1. What improvements require a permit? Do I need a permit?
2. How much does a permit cost?
3. Which improvements require that plans be submitted prior to permitting? Am I required to submit plans?
4. What is Use Tax and what is it used for?
5. What is the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD)?
6. Can I operate a short-term rental (AKA Vacation Rental) in the City?
7. What do I need to know about performing work in the City’s Local Historic Districts?
8. What do I need to know about performing roofing work in the City’s Local Historic Districts?
9. Are there any penalties for pulling a Property Improvement Permit after the work has been completed?
10. How do I locate an easement?
11. How do I locate/obtain a surveyor?