Public Works

The streets we drive on, delivery of our drinking water, and drainage into our creeks and river are all managed by Public Works. Public Works has approximately 85 dedicated employees who maintain and protect existing public infrastructure in the City of Steamboat Springs. The department reviews proposals for new infrastructure during development, manages various capital projects and handles all snowplowing, sewer collection, waste water treatment, street reconstruction and maintenance.

Divisions

Schedule Inspections Now!

If you anticipate needing permanent power, a certificate of occupancy (CO) or water and/or sewer service, especially during the winter months, schedule your project so that the grading and drainage improvements and utility installations are complete and inspected before November 1. Don’t get caught by the snow!

  • To schedule a Right-of-Way Inspection call Thorne Clark at 970-846-9337. Please provide your name, site address and building permit number. Inspections are not conducted between November 1 and May 1 due to snow restricting visibility of site improvements.
  • To schedule a Water and/or Sewer Inspection call Public Works Utilities Division at 970-871-8211. No water and/or sewer work can be performed in the right-of-way from November 1 – May 1 without a variance.
  • To apply for a Right of Way Permit go to engineering documents and fill out ROW permit, then submit to applicable division. In order to protect the City's infrastructure from damage over the winter months, work within the public right-of-way is prohibited from November 1 – May 1. You will need a variance approved by the Public Works Director if you must perform work in the right-of-way during snow season.
    Also don’t forget that all construction dumpsters, port-o-johns, material piles, etc. should be out of the right-of-way prior to November 1.

To avoid potential citation in the spring, make sure that all erosion and sediment control devices are installed and correctly functioning prior to snow fall.