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SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Special Events Applications & Downloads


Special Events Permit Application - Vailpermits.com

A Special Event Permit is required for any organized activity involving the use of, or having impact upon, public property, public facilities, parks, sidewalks, street areas or the temporary use of private or public property in a manner that varies from its current land use. Permit applications should be submitted to the Special Events Coordinator at specialevents@vailgov.com  at least 45 days in advance of the event on our dedicated vailpermits.com website. Once registered on our application website you can submit, save, review, and copy Special Event Permit Applications online.




Banner Reservation and Applications

The Town of Vail maintains display sites for banners that represent community events or are sponsored by a nonprofit organization and that promote activities that take place primarily within the Town of Vail. Contact the Special Events Coordinator at specialevents@vailgov.com, or 970-477-3551, at least 10 days prior to your requested dates to confirm site availability.




Banner Reservation Request Form

Download and complete this form first




Banner Application for Town of Vail




Banner Application for Roundabout Placements




Annual Amplified Sound Permit Application

Applications for an annual Amplified Sound Permit may be made to the Town Manager via the Vail Police Department. Contact Vail Police Records at 970-479-2210 or at vpdrecords@vailgov.com. A permit may be granted if it is determined that it is necessary for the community’s cultural, historical or social benefit. Special Event Amplified Sound Permits may also be required as part of a Special Event Permit Application if amplified sound is to be a part of the proposed Special Event.




Transient Dealer License

A Transient Dealer is a person who sells and delivers from a stock in much the same way as a permanent business. However, this type of vendor generally sets up temporary shop in a building, tent or trailer. Every person, before transacting any business shall first procure from the Sales Tax Administrator at slorton@vailgov.com, or 970-479-2125, a license permitting him or her to engage in any of the selling. (Town Code: 4-8-4)




Liquor License

It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell or possess for sale any alcohol beverage unless licensed to do so as provided by law. Applications for a liquor license may be made to the Local Licensing Authority Administrator at tnagel@vailgov.com, or phone (970) 479-2460.




Special Business Promotion Permit

The Special Business Promotions Permit provides an opportunity for an individual business to hold a promotional event extending beyond the interior premises of the business location and that provides additional activities beyond day-to-day business. Outdoor sales of goods alone are not eligible for a special business promotion permit. Please review the guidelines and schedule your dates with the Special Events Coordinator at specialevents@vailgov.com, or (970) 477-3551, prior to submitting your application.




Temporary Tent Permit

Any tent over 10’x12’ is required to have a tent permit.  Canopies are tents without walls, and unless of unusually large size, do not require a tent permit.  Please use this form only if your event does not require a complete Special Event Permit application, which is required for all events taking place on Town of Vail property, or within a public right of way.




Street Artisan License 

A Street Artisan is a person who creates and sells portraits, landscapes, streetscapes and/or other types of two dimensional art on paper, canvas, or similar material while on public streets, property, or rights of way. Applications shall be made to the Special Events Coordinator at specialevents@vailgov.com. Permits shall be granted when such application is deemed by the staff of the Town to be compatible with surrounding uses, business and pedestrian activity and other considerations to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the community. (Town Code:4-8-10B)




Street Entertainer License

A Street Entertainer is a person who performs mime, magic, music, juggling, comedy, story telling, or other types of entertainment on public streets, property, or rights of way at no charge to the public. Applications shall be made to the Special Events Coordinator at specialevents@vailgov.com. Permits shall be granted when such application is deemed by the staff of the Town to be compatible with surrounding uses, business and pedestrian activity and other considerations to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the community. (Town Code: 4-8-10 A)




Fee Schedule: Special Event Permits and Licenses

Unless otherwise noted, checks are payable to “Town of Vail.”




Filming and/or Photography Shoot Registration

DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

 

DRB Applications & Downloads

You can download a PDF form by selecting a link below. You may now complete the application using Adobe Acrobat, print it and bring it into our offices.

 

Additions - Residential or Commercial Application

Required for all proposals involving the addition of GRFA (gross residential floor area). This includes proposals for 250 additions and interior conversions.



Design Review Board Appeals Form

This form is required for filing an appeal of a Staff, Design Review Board, or Planning and Environmental Commission action/decision. A complete form and associated requirements must be submitted to the Community Development Department within twenty calendar days of the disputed action/decision.




Change to Approved Plans

This application is needed to change an existing DRB approval.




Conceptual Review

The conceptual review is intended to give the applicant a basic understanding of the compatibility of the proposal with the town's Design Guidelines.




Dead or Diseased Tree Removal

This application is for the removal of dead or diseased trees only. A separate application is required to request live tree removal/replacement in the Town of Vail. This form must be signed by a Town of Vail authorized representative who has inspected the tree(s). To request an inspection, please call Paul Cada , Wildland Coordinator, at 970-477-3475.




DRB Joint Property Owner Letter

Joint property owner sign off is required when applying for any Design Review or Planning and Environmental Applications. This applies to duplex and condominium homeowners.




Exterior Alteration

Required for proposals involving minor exterior alterations and/or site improvements. Proposals to add landscaping do not require DRB approval unless they involve the addtion of patios, water features, grading, or the addition of retaining walls.




New Construction

New construction requires two separate meetings with the Design Review Board: a conceptual review and a final review.




Separation Request

The presence of significant site constraints may permit the physical separation of dwelling units and garages on a site.




Sign Application

Application for any sign that is located within the Town of Vail.




Transmittal Form

Use when submitting additional information regarding a current DRB Application, PEC Application or approved building permit.




Tree Removal Application

The tree removal application is considered a minor exterior alteration and requires approval from the TOV planning department before any trees can be removed.




Utility Approval & Verification

This form serves to verify that the proposed improvements will not impact any existing or proposed utility services, and also to verify service availability and location for new construction and should be used in conjunction with preparing your utility plan and scheduling installations. NOTE: This form is attached to the DRB Minor Alteration, DRB New Construction and DRB Addition applications.




Wildlife Resistant Trash Enclosure

Download the application for Wildlife Resistant Trash Enclosures by using the link below.




PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

 

PEC Applications & Downloads

Each form link is posted below. You can download the file by selecting the link/file you want. You may now complete the application using Adobe Acrobat, print it out and bring it into our office.

 

Appeals Form

This form is required for filing an appeal of a Staff, Design Review Board, or Planning and Environmental Commission action/decision. A complete form and associated requirements must be submitted to the Community Development Department within twenty calendar days of the disputed action/decision.




Conditional Use Permit

A conditional use application is required for any use classified as being conditional in the town's zone districts.




Development Plan

Required for a new development plan or for an amendment to a previously approved development plan.




Exemption Plat Review Application

Application is for a request to allow for the platting of property where no additional parcels are created and conformance with applicable provisions of the Vail Town Code has been demonstrated.




Floodplain Modification

A floodplain modification permit is a permit to allow construction of improvements and/or modifications to the adopted floodplain.




Major  or Minor Exterior Alteration or Modifications

Major Exterior Alteration is required for any proposal involving the construction of a new building, the alteration of an existing building which adds removes more than 100 sq. ft. of enclosed floor, or replacement of an existing building, in the Commercial Core 1 District (Vail Village) or Commercial Core 2 District. Also, required for any project in LionsHead Mixed Use 1, District, LionsHead Mixed Use 2 District or Public Accommodation District which adds additional dwelling units, accommodation units, fractional fee club units, time-share units, any project which adds more than 1,000 sq. ft. of commercial floor area or common space, or any project which has substantial off-site impacts.

Minor Exterior Alteration is required for any proposal involving the alteration of an existing building which adds or removes not more than 100 sq. ft. of enclosed floor area, the alteration of an existing building which modifies exterior rooflines, the addition of new outdoor dining deck or the modification of existing outdoor dining deck in the Commercial 1 District (Vail Village) or Commercial Core 2 District.

 




Major or Minor Subdivision Review

Major Subdivision Review is to request to subdivide more than four lots, or a subdivision proposal without all lots having frontage on a public, approved street, or with request to extend Municipal facilities in a significant manner, or proposal which would negatively affect the natural environment as determined under Section 12-12-2 of the Town Code or if the proposal would adversely affect the development of the remainder of the parcel or adjacent property.

Minor Subdivision Review is to request to subdivide no more than four lots fronting on an existing street, not involving any new street or road or the extension of municipal facilities and not adversely affecting the development of the remainder of the parcel or adjoining property.


PEC Joint Property Owner Letter

Joint property owner sign off is required when applying for any Design Review or Planning and Environmental Applications. This applies to duplex and condominium homeowners.




Recycling Exemption Request

A recycling exemption request is required for any applicant needing time to adjust to or eliminate practical difficulties and physical limitations as would result from the strict interpretation and/or enforcement of the recycling regulations.




Rezoning

Request for a change in district boundaries may be initiated by the Town Council, PEC or by petition by any resident or property owner within the town, or by the Town Administrator.




Sign Variance

Sign variance may be granted in order to prevent or to lessen such practical difficulties and unnecessary physical hardships inconsistent with the development objectives of the Town of Vail.




Special Development District (SDD)

This is required for any proposal involving the establishment of a new special development district or an amendment to an existing special development district.




Transmittal Form

Use when submitting additional information regarding a current DRB Application, PEC Application or approved building permit.




Variance

Variances may be granted in order to prevent or to lessen such practical difficulties and unnecessary physical hardships as would result from the strict interpretation and/or enforcement of zoning regulations in consistent with the development objectives of the Town of Vail.




Zoning Code Amendment Change

This is a petition for an amendment to the Town of Vail Municipal Code. Amendments to the Town of Vail Municipal Code may be requested by the Town Council, by the Planning and Environmental Commission, by petition of any resident or property owner in the town, or by the Administrator. The Vail Town Council is the final decision making body for code amendment requests.

 

PLANNING ADMINISTRATIVE, PLAT, HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS & DEVELOPER IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENTS

 

Planning Permit Applications

Download the latest form by selecting the link below. You may now complete the application using Adobe Acrobat, print it out and bring it to our office.




Administrative Correction Plat Review

The Administrative Plat Correction is required to make changes to previously approved plats where the character and intent of the original plat is not altered. Examples include address changes, plat note amendments, plat title corrections, easement vacations, and other minor corrections.




Appeal

This form is required for filing an appeal of a Staff, Design Review Board, or Planning and Environmental Commission action/decision. A complete form and associated requirements must be submitted to the Community Development Department within twenty (20) calendar days of the disputed action/decision.




Condominium/Townhouse Plat Review

Condominum and townhouse plats which do not constitute "conversions" from rental as defined in Section 13-7-2 of the Vail Town Code may be approved by the administrator subject to review by other departments. The plat will be reviewd under two criteria: (1) the Administrator will check to make sure buildings and other improvements were built per approved plans and (2) compliance with the requirements found in 13-3-6B3 of the Vail Town Code. 




Duplex Subdivision Review

This application is for a request to subdivide an existing lot, which is recognized by the town of Vail as a legally subdivided lot, and which shall contain primary/secondary or two-family dwelling units. For zoning purposes, the lots created by a duplex subdivision shall be treated as one lot.




Home Occupation Permit

A home occupation is a use conducted entirely within a dwelling and is incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes. Must be renewed on an annual basis.




Single Family Subdivision Review

This application is for a request to subdivide an existing lot, which is recognized by the town of Vail as a legally subdivided lot, and which shall contain single family or primary/secondary detached dwelling units. Each such dwelling unit shall be separated from any other dwelling unit by space on all sides. For zoning purposes, the lots created by a single-family subdivision shall be treated as one lot. No single-family subdivision shall be approved unless the lots to be contained within the subdivision have foundations constructed thereon at the time of submittal. You must download the Administrative Subdivision Plat Review Cover Sheet when submitting this application.



Transmittal Form

Use when submitting additional information regarding a current DRB Application, PEC Application or approved building permit.


Developer Improvement Agreements

Developer Improvement Agreement - Cash

Developer Improvement Agreement - Letter of Credit

BUILDING & PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

 

Building Permit Downloads

Download the latest form by selecting the link below. You may now complete the application using Adobe Acrobat, print it and bring it into our offices.


 

Asbestos Testing & Abatement Requirements

Asbestos testing and abatement protects workers, homeowners, neighbors and emergency services responders. Download this form to find out if you are required to have your project tested.



Fire Alarm Permit

Town of Vail Fire Alarm Permit Application.



Fire Sprinkler Permit

Town of Vail Fire Sprinkler Permit Application.



Permit Application Form Only

This is strictly the Permit Application only. For a more complete form, including the submittal requirements, please select from the Commercial or Residential property packets. Permits are required when a structure is erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished. Any exterior work performed on a structure must first obtain Design Review Board approval prior to submitting a permit. This application is utilized for all permitted work on a project.



Permit Application Packet - Commercial Properties

This application is for Commercial Properties including Multi-Family Residences. Permits are required when a structure is erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished. Any exterior work performed on a structure must first obtain Design Review Board approval prior to submitting a permit. This application is utilized for all permitted work on a project.



Permit Application Packet - Residential Properties

This application is for Residential Properties including Single Family, Duplexes and Townhomes. Permits are required when a structure is erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished. Any exterior work performed on a structure must first obtain Design Review Board approval prior to submitting a permit. This application is utilized for all permitted work on a project.


Electrical Permit

Town of Vail Electrical Permit Application. CRS 12-23-106 requires field verification of licensing & registration for all contractors performing electrical work with in the Town of Vail. Click here for the Town's standard procedure of verification.


Portable Hot Tub & Spa Permit Application - Single Family/Duplex

This form may be utilized to expedite the portable hot tub & spa process for single family & duplex residences. This permit encompasses both the Design Review Board and the Building Permit approval process. All submittal requirements are due at the time of application in order to proceed with this permit.

 


 

Re-Roof Permit Application - Single Family/Duplex

This form may be utilized to expedite the re-roof process for single family & duplex residences. This permit encompases both the Design Review Board and the Building Permit approval process. All submittal requirements are due at the time of application in order to proceed with this permit.



Schedule of Permit Fees

Fee schedule for building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical permits, fire alarm and fire sprinkler permits. 


Building Permit Fee Calculator

 



Solar Thermal/Photovoltaic Systems

All required permit application forms are provided in this packet. Please note that Design Review Board approval is required before starting the permit process.



Special Inspection Packet

The International Building Code (IBC) requires special inspections be performed on buildings constructed within the scope of Chapter 17. Download the Special Inspection packet by using the link below.



Staging and Parking Information

Staging and parking information for construction projects.



Transmittal Form

Use when submitting additional information regarding a current DRB Application, PEC Application or approved building permit.



Vail Village/Lionshead Construction Hours

Working hours and days allowed in these areas.



Water-Heater Replacement Permit Application - Single Family/Duplex

This form may be utilized to expedite the water heater replacement process for single family & duplex residences. This permit encompases both the Design Review Board and the Building Permit approval process. All submittal requirements are due at the time of application in order to proceed with this permit.



Window Replacement Permit Application - Single Family/Duplex/Multi-Family

This form may be utilized to expedite the window replacement process for single family, duplex & multi-family residences. This permit encompases both the Design Review Board and the Building Permit approval process. All submittal requirements are due at the time of application in order to proceed with this permit.


Public Works Construction Permit Downloads

Download the latest form by selecting the link below. You may now complete the application using Adobe Acrobat, print it and bring it into our offices.

Public Way Permit

Use this permit if your work will be performed in any of these areas: in the right-of-way, easements, public property, utility work needed, driveway improvements, drainage, and/or staging, parking or fencing. 


Revocable Right of Way Permit

Required for all Private Improvements constructed on Public Lands (Landscape, walls, driveways, etc..)



Dewatering Permit

Required for all dewatering operations necessary to facilitate large excavations.



Floodplain Use Permit

Required for all temporary grading within the 100 Yr. Floodplain. (See Town Code Title 12-21) 

 


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GIS MAP DOWNLOADS

 

Map Downloads




Address Map Book

Address Map Book of the Town of Vail, developed for the Vail Fire Department by the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team. Use of this map should be for general purposes only. This address map book includes building labels, labeled bus stops and fire hydrant locations. Where shown, parcel line work is approximate. The Town of Vail does not warrant the accuracy of the information depicted. Please communicate any errors or omissions directly to the Town of Vail GIS Team.




Commercial Core Area and Fee-in-Lieu Parking Map

Commercial Core Areas and Fee In Lieu Parking Map.




Construction Overview Map

Map of construction activity in Vail. Updated April 2010. Please note that a higher resolution map can be acquired by contacting the GIS Department.




Employee Housing Unit Map / EHU Map

Employee Housing Unit (EHU) Map - coded by general requirement category. As of May 1, 2015, there are 701 deed restricted employee housing units within the Town of Vail. This includes a mix of rental and for-sale units, some of which additionally contain a price appreciation cap. These units are dispersed from East Vail to West Vail. For exact requirements, please see the deed restriction recorded for a specific property. Please contact the Town of Vail Community Development Department with questions regarding EHU deed restrictions.




Geologically Sensitive Area - GSA: Avalanche Hazard Map

The Avalanche Hazard map was created based on an Evaluation of the Snow Avalanche Hazard in the Valley of Gore Creek report performed by the Institute of Artic and Alpine Research 1977. A copy of the Evaluation of the Snow Avalanche Hazard in the Valley of Gore Creek , Eagle County, Colorado, report can be obtained by contacting the Town of Vail Community Development Department.




Geologically Sensitive Area - GSA: Debris Flow Hazard Map

The Debris Flow Hazard map was created based on a Debris Flow and Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis performed by Arthur Mears, P.E. Inc. in 1984. (An additional study was performed for the Highland Meadows neighborhoods of Vail however this information cannot be accessed on-line). A copy of the Debris Flow and Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis can be obtained by contacting the Town of Vail Community Development Department.




Geologically Sensitive Area - GSA: Rock Fall Hazard Map

The Rock Fall Hazard map was created based on a Rockfall Study performed by Schmueser & Associates in 1984. (An additional study was performed for the Highland Meadows neighborhoods of Vail however this information cannot be accessed on-line). A copy of the Rockfall Study can be obtained by contacting the Town of Vail Community Development Department.




I-70 Milemarkers - Eagle County

Map showing milemarkers along I-70 through Eagle County.




I-70 Milemarkers - Vail

Map showing milemarkers along I-70 through Vail.




Land Use Map

Land Use map.




Open Space Map

Open Space map.




Stream Setback Map

Stream Setback map.




Zoning Map

Zoning map.

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FINANCE & BUSINESS

 

Finance Applications & Downloadable Forms




Application for a Business License and/or Sales Tax License

Fee schedules for business license/marketing (required by Ordinance #28, Series of 1992):




Town of Vail Sales Tax Return

Please print this form and remit to the Sales Tax office.




Vail Local Marketing District Tax Remittance




Vail Sales Tax Rates

Effective January 1, 2006




Special Regulations

These regulations are promulgated for specific businesses and specific circumstances. They shall apply in addition to and have the same effect as the numbered sales tax rules and regulations. Unless otherwise noted, all references herein to Title 4, Chapter 3 or any section or subsection shall refer to Title 4, Chapter 3 of the Town of Vail Municipal Code, and all references herein to rules or regulations shall refer to the numbered Sales Tax Rules and Regulators. These special regulations were adopted by the Town Manager pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 1-8, which states: "The Town Manager may adopt rules and regulations in conformity with this Title 4, Chapter 3 for the proper administration and enforcement of this Title 4, Chapter 3".




Application for Refund of Use Tax Paid

Application for Refund of Use Tax Paid




Uniform Sales Tax Return

This form may be used for almost any town or city.




Standard Exemption Affidavit

This form is provided by home rule municipalities within the State of Colorado to record supporting information for any transaction on which an exemption from tax is claimed. The form is maintained by the seller for tax-exempt sales. Furnish this form to the seller. Do not return this form to the taxing jurisdiction.

FIRE

 


Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Permit Downloads

Choose from the options listed below. You can download the file by selecting the link/file you want. Forms require Adobe Acrobat (pdf viewer).

 

Determine Which Permit You Need

Not all fire alarm, fire sprinkler or kitchen extinguishing system projects require a full plan submittal for a construction permit. Please see items below to determine if your project qualifies for this exception.


Fire Alarm - Scope of Work Letters

 

Fire alarm – Scope of work letters

  1. Addition to system of five devices or less.
  2. One for one replacements (must be approved by AHJ).
  3. Panel replacements/relocates.
  4. Monitoring modules/elevator recall/other building functions.
  5. Scope letters shall include appropriate manufacture information and product specification sheets.
  6. Letter shall bear the stamp of a NICET III or IV certified designer or a fire protection engineer.
  7. Emergency repair or circumstance – AHJ notification and approval required.

Fire Sprinkler - Limited Scope Permit

 

Fire sprinkler – Limited scope permit

  1. Addition of five sprinklers or less to an existing system.
  2. Repair, maintenance or replacement  of components.
  3. Changing orientation of sprinklers for construction or other temporary condition.
  4. Raising, lowering or otherwise minor adjustments to current location of sprinkler heads or branch lines.
  5. Demo of  a system or portion thereof .
  6. Isolation of a system for retrofits/changes.
  7. Sprinkler scope letters shall be stamped.
  8. Scope letters shall include hydraulic calculations if needed, as well as manufacture information and product data.
  9. As built drawings shall be provided if requested by AHJ.

Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems – Permitting Requirements

 

Kitchen Hood Extinguishing Systems – Permitting Requirements

  1. Pre-engineered systems.
  2. Required for changes to system due to equipment relocates.
  3. Not required for link, head or tank replacement.
  4. Required to be submitted on manufacture letterhead.
  5. As built drawings required.

 

 

Permit Download Links

Conversion Factors For Computation of Available Fire Flows From Fire Hydrants

The following conversion factors need to be applied to the results of fire flow tests conducted within the Town of Vail. The conversion factor is applied to the results to compensate for "peak demand." The conversion factors are listed for each month in which a fire flow test is conducted.




Fire Alarm Permit

Town of Vail Fire Alarm Permit Application




Fire Alarm Installation Standards

Review Town of Vail Fire Department Fire Alarm Installation Standard.




Preventing Non-Emergency Fire Alarms

Topics to prevent a non-emergency response from the Vail Fire Department Suppression crews.




Pre-Plan Information Sheet

Important information about your property location to help the Town of Vail Fire Department.




Fire Permit Fee Schedule

Instructions for calculating fire alarm or sprinkler permit fees.




Fire Sprinkler Matrix

Click the link above to open.




Fire Sprinkler Permit

Town of Vail Fire Sprinkler Permit Application.

 


In-Building Radio System Coverage Requirements

Ordinance 1 of 2007 which adopts in-building public safety radio system coverage minimum standards. Specifications can be found in Attachment A, located at the end of the document.

 

 

How To Submit Documents Electronically

 

Electronic Submittal Process

All fire alarm and sprinkler permit submittal packages are required to be submitted electronically. Click on the link for information and requirements.