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Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Right Path to Right Of Way Permits & Landscaping

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-April 13, 2021-As thoughts turn toward landscaping and work around the house and commercial property, the City of Steamboat Springs offers the following tips to assist homeowners and contractors in getting the most out of upcoming cleaning, landscaping, and improvement projects. 

“Following a few simple guidelines now will go a long way in ensuring work completed does not hinder city operations or incur additional costs for homeowners and businesses in the future,” said Street Superintendent David Van Winkle. “If there is any question as to whether your project is in the right of way, we’d rather you give us a call.”

Landscaping In Right Of Way (ROW)

City Code restricts placing large landscape materials such as berms, trees, and boulders within 10-15 feet of the street driving surface and/or within 15’ of fire hydrants. 

The ROW area, which is typically 30 feet from the centerline of street, is used for snow storage and utility line installation. Landscape materials may damage street maintenance equipment or have to be removed due of utility work. The city is not responsible for damage within the ROW.

Homeowners and contractors cooperation now, ensures snowplow crews can provide timely and cost effective snow removal service this winter, and will help utility companies avoid damage to landscaping during maintenance, repairs or replacement procedures.

Right Of Way (ROW) Permits

ROW permits are required and will be issued from May 1 through November 1 for work done within the city’s ROW. Permits are available through the Streets Superintendent at the Public Works shop, 850 Critter Court. In order to avoid delays at the time of permit applications, please provide updated surety information to the Streets Division.

All street excavations will use Flow Fill for the top one foot of trench repair and steel plated for 24 hours for curing time. A 4-inch patch will still be required with the asphalt contractor removing the top 4-inch Flow Fill then replacing it with asphalt in two (2) 2-inch lifts. 


The City of Steamboat Springs Adopt-A-Street program encompasses the collector streets across Steamboat Springs such as Mt. Werner Rd., Pine Grove Rd., Walton Creek Rd., Village Cir., Steamboat Blvd. and Elk River Rd. Groups or individuals that are interested in keeping a city collector street litter free may apply to Streets Division - Public Works, 850 Critter Ct., or call Carrie Nicholas at 970.879.1807.


David Van Winkle, Streets Superintendent, 970.879.1807 or email 
Tom Martindale, Streets Supervisor, 970.879.1807 or email

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