Forms and Applications

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain permission to use or close a County road? 

Fill out an application for a special event permit. A special event is defined as any event which cannot be held on a county road, street or other right-of-way and, at the same time, comply with applicable traffic statutes or ordinances. Special events include, but are not limited to: parades, fairs, exhibitions, motion picture filming, bicycle events, foot races or walks, and block parties. Special events do not include events taking place away from a road which, due to the number of persons in attendance, create traffic congestion on a road before or after the event.

How do I obtain permission to work within the County’s right-of-way?

Fill out an application to work within the right-of-way. The purpose of this application and permit is for the applicant/permitee to provide proof of financial resources sufficient to provide for the restoration and repair of the affected public right-of-way. In processing the application, and in granting the permit, El Paso County does not express or imply that the property in question is public right-of-way. Furthermore, in processing the application or in granting the permit, El Paso County does not warrant or represent that the property in question is public right-of-way. It shall be the applicant’s/permitee’s sole and exclusive responsibility to acquire any and all property and/or contractual rights to perform work in any property that is not public right-of-way. El Paso County is not responsible or liable for any entry into or use of property that is not public right-of-way.

What is El Paso County’s permit fee structure for work in the right-of-way areas? 

View or download the fee structure. For more information, please refer to Chapter 5 in the El Paso County Engineering Criteria Manual (ECM) for additional “Work in the Right-of-Way” permit information.