Sign & Fence
Clear Creek County has adopted the 2015 International Residential and Building Codes. All fences over 6’ in height and all permanent signs, whether freestanding or mounted on a building require a permit. The wind load requirement of 100 MPH Exposure C must be considered when designing the structural system of a freestanding sign.
Zoning approval is required for all sign and fence permits. The Zoning Regulations that apply to signs and fences are:
Section 10. Development Standards
1004 Signs and Outdoor Advertising Devices
1006 Fencing, walls and Landscaping Standards
Please contact the Planning Department at 303-679-2436 with any questions you have regarding these zoning requirements. You MUST submit a site plan that meets the criteria outlined in the checklist.
Please be aware that all gates require a minimum of 14 feet width at the entry point and a minimum of 14 feet height of any archway type structure to accommodate the largest fire trucks. If the gate will be locked, emergency access must be coordinated with the District Fire Authority and Emergency Medical Services so that their response is not delayed.
After your permit has been approved and issued, you may begin the construction and must have the work inspected after the work is completed. You will receive complete instructions on how to request all of the necessary inspections when the permit is issued.
The construction and required inspection must be completed within six months of the date of issue or your permit will expire. If the project cannot be completed within that time frame, you may be eligible for an extension of an additional 180 days, provided the permit has not already expired and a letter explaining the delay and requesting the extension is submitted. THE INTERNATIONAL CODE ALLOWS ONLY ONE EXTENSION TO BE GRANTED.