Which improvements require that plans be submitted prior to permitting? Am I required to submit plans?

The only improvements which do not require plans to be submitted are electrical, plumbing, mechanical, & furnace/water heater requests. These improvements are mainly reviewed by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) and the City of Manitou Springs issues these permits without the requirement that plans be submitted. The City’s main concern with these improvements is that the City Use Tax is paid.

Virtually all other improvements will require a Site Plan, at the very least. Our Site Plan requirements may be found in Section 18.16.010.B of the Zoning Code.

Since the City does not have an engineer on Staff, Structural/Engineered plans and any plans which require review by the Manitou Springs Fire Department will need to be sent through a plan review at the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) prior to their submittal to the City of Manitou Springs Planning Department. Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) will stamp and sticker the plans with their approvals and signatures/initials. Only once the plans have been reviewed by Pikes Peak Regional Building Department can they be submitted for review with the City. The Fire Department will not review any set of plans without those approvals from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD).

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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?