PERMITTING WITH THE TOWN OF MONUMENT

COVID-19 INFORMATION ON PERMITTING

Town Hall Offices are open with limited staff. See updated permit submission information below

                        

                                SUBMIT A PERMIT

As of March 15, 2021, permits need to be submitted using the new Cascade Permitting Software. If you are unable to utilize the Cascade computer software, which will help process this and future projects quicker, we can accept a manual permit until April 19th which includes the process of using an excel application, not a PDF application.  (see link to Manual Permitting instructions in the left side bar of this page)

Please note that all Monument construction permits will still go through Monument and PPRBD. Any "minor" permits such as electrical, would only go through PPRBD. Any work done within the Town border would still also need a Town of Monument business license. For more information you may go to our FAQs page

                                               DIGITAL PERMITTING SOFTWARE


The Town of Monument is excited to announce that we will be going digital with our planning permits
starting on MARCH 15, 2021 by adding new permitting software.  The new software, called Cascade, will bring many new advantages to the permitting process such as a new online portal that will allow electronic submittals for the public and contractors, real time progress tracking for permits, online fee payments, access to all departments that have a role in the permitting process, customized reporting tools, as well as many more features that will enhance productivity and transparency.  The Monument and Cascade team are working hard to ensure a smooth transition and need you to use the link below to sign into the software and set up your company and users for the software. You will need to complete your account sign up prior to submitting a Monument permit for review.

      SIGN IN AND SIGN UP!                            VIDEO “HOW TO” TRAINING                   CASCADE HELP DESK TICKET

PERMITTING-

            -SIGN IN or SIGN UP-Submit a permit request through the Cascade Software

            -TRAINING-For video training on how to register or submit a permit 

            -SUPPORT-For CASCADE Software support tickets may be entered here


CASCADE SIGN IN PAGE PICTURE

                                               

                                                    Overview of Cascade software features

The primary function of Cascade is to streamline the permitting process for town planning and zoning permits.  Applicants will now be able to easily apply online for all Land use and Development permits.  Cascade also provides the following features…

- Mapping features to show Town data
- Scheduling and tracking inspections
- Online access for contractors and public users
- Access for planning, public works, finance, administrators, fire department and other town or 3rd party users
- Creates reports for 3rd Party payment import into Caselle
- Customized Reports for any data that exists in the system
- Email notifications sent to users and contractors
- Easily track and monitor progress of permits through the workflow steps
- Upload and manage documents and plans
- Address and parcel database management – Property file abilities
- Importing of historical data to be used in reports and searches
- Online payments for contractors and public users
- Credit Card and ACH payments for permit fees
- And many others


Cascade provides the needed tools to help towns and cities track building and construction permits and has improved their software service tremendously based on the needs of clients. For example, when a city has an environment where all inspections, fees and processes are kept and tracked in different mediums for the permitting process, it is extremely cumbersome to try to process hundreds of new permits a year using this process and ensure accuracy. Once implemented, everyone has access to any piece of information that they need and transparency to board members and administrators is improved.
Please note that throughout the first months of a new software deployment, there are typically items that need to be adjusted.  Many times, a new workflow step has to be added or a dropdown box needs to be reconfigured.  Once the user starts to process permits and see how the software works they typically have ideas of how it can work better or maybe information that they were collecting is no longer needed.  Cascade can come through and make these changes easily to ensure that the software performs the way that staff and the public expects. 

You may go to the CASCADE WEBSITE for more information

QUESTIONS?


Planning and permitting help increase the resilience and investment value of a construction project, mitigate an occupant's health and safety during a disaster, protect the local tax base and ensures continuity of essential Town services. 


 Why Do You Need A Permit?

·   The       Municipal Code requires you to get a permit

·   Permits provide third-party verification that you (or the contractor you hired) did the work to minimum code requirements

·   Permits provide the homeowner with an inexpensive resource for construction-related needs

·   Permits give you access to expertise in all fields including plumbing, mechanical, electrical and framing

     
*For any general permitting questions please reach out to us at      permits@tomgov.org or 719-884-8015.


*For any construction or Town inspections such as for sidewalks, right of way needs or Land Development questions, please contact Tom Martinez at 719-884-8036

PIKES PEAK REGIONAL BUILDING- Note that you may be required to obtain inspection permits on MOST projects and this is done through PPRBD. Please contact them at 719-327-2880 for more information.

  • Pikes Peak Regional Building GIS site- For looking up your address for more information.

  • PPRBD electronic plan submittals,  INFORMATION

  • Minor PermitsThe Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD)  can now process land use permits for the Town of Monument for certain improvements (examples below). Note that PPRBD may require you obtain a permit from the Town prior to submitting to them.

    • Furnace replacement
    • Miscellaneous electrical
    • Miscellaneous plumbing work
    • Roofs
    • Water heater replacement
    • Foundation repair

    All other improvements must obtain a land use permit directly from the Town of Monument before proceeding with a building permit through PPRBD.



Contractors

The Town of Monument does require a business license for any work performed within the Town Limits. This can be applied for and paid at the Town offices or online-https://www.townofmonument.org/162/Business-Licenses

You can also verify that your contractor has obtained a business license and a permit by calling the Town at 719.481.2954

TOWN OF MONUMENT MAIN ACCOUNT BUSINESS LICENSE MATCH POLICY FOR CASCADE

 The Town of Monument cannot have a main Cascade Account that does have matching Town of Monument Business License Account information. There are two options when setting up the main account within Cascade: 

  1. Preferably the Contractor doing the construction work on a construction project would be the one to set up the main account in Cascade. They would need to ensure they have a town of Monument Business License that matches their business name and address. If there are others such as an architect or other administrative company overseeing a project, they could be set up as a “User” under the main Contractor’s account (with their own password and ID).   
  2. Another option-If the main company who is representing all of the construction work for a project, wants the main account in Cascade to be in their name, they will need to apply for a Town of Monument Business license prior to setting up an account within Cascade. Then, if there are subcontractors doing work for this company (who also have a Town Business License), they could be set up as a “User” under the main account (with their own password and ID).  


Fees & Payment

 
Please keep in mind that location of the development may require additional fees, such as for the Triview Metropolitan District. Visit the Maps page for the location maps of these districts.
You MUST pay for your permit prior to inspection and final approval.
You may pay by Cash, Check, ACH or Charge for the Town permits. Triview fees are paid separately. 

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