River City Hall staff will continue accepting and processing applications for permits and development approvals digitally. If you have a new inquiry, please use the following resources:
The Engineering Division is responsible for:
- Project and Development Review
- Issuance of excavation permits, public improvement agreements, and right-of-way permits
- Traffic Studies and Temporary Traffic Control during construction
- Stormwater Program and Environmental Compliance
Per City Code of Ordinances Section 21-51, written permission is required for obstruction of any kind or nature or to dig or leave any excavation in the city's right-of-way. The city's right-of-way consists of any part of any street, alley or sidewalk. Obstructing or digging in the public right-of-way without permission from the city is unlawful and subject to fines. All person(s) wanting to obstruct or dig in the public right-of-way are required to complete a permit application and submit to the Engineering Department located at: 1235 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Email applications to engineering@DurangoGov.org or drop off at River City Hall, 1235 Camino del Rio.
To ensure compliance with City construction standards and approved plans, inspections are required for all new:
Storm Water Construction Management
Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
Inspectors will ensure that activities within the City's right-of-way are in compliance with City Code. For inspection information contact the Engineering Department at (970) 375-4810.