Permitting with the Town of Monument

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How do I submit a permit request?

For permitting, the Town of Monument uses a permitting software called Cascade. Cascade provides an online portal that allows 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. You will need to complete your account sign up prior to submitting a Monument permit for review. The Town of Monument review could take up to 3-5 business days depending on how the application was submitted. Missing items can delay the review. Also note that there are specific plot plan requirements for Commercial and Residential new builds. 

Getting Started on Cascade

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…

  • Easily track and monitor progress of permits through the workflow steps
  • Upload and manage documents and plans
  • Address and parcel database management – Property files from the El Paso county Assessor's site
  • Scheduling and tracking inspections
  • Online access for contractors and public users
  • Customized Reports for any data that exists in the system
  • Email notifications sent to users and contractors
  • Online payments using credit cards or ACH, for contractors and public users
  • And many others

Visit 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 I need a Permit?

  • Municipal Code requires permits for all construction within the Town border
  • 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.

To know if you live within the Town Border, use our Interactive Town Map.

For any construction or Town inspections such as 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.

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

Fees & Payment


Can be paid online within Cascade permitting software.
Please keep in mind that location of the development may require additional fees, such as Triview. Visit the Map for the location maps of these districts.

Contractors and Business License

 
The Town of Monument does require a business license for any work performed within the Town Limits. This business license can be applied for and paid at the Town offices or online.

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).  

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