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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] March 18: Building and Planning Divisions Modified Services

The Town of Parker’s Community Development Department (Building and Planning Divisions) has modified its services as a result of the Town’s declaration of a Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. and previously declared State and Federal emergencies. 

Building Division

The Town of Parker Building Division is taking additional precautions to provide for recommended social spacing and reduce exposure between the public and staff by limiting inspections to exterior construction as well as unoccupied residential and commercial structures while the Local Emergency is in place. This is a temporary change in the inspection process that is intended to protect the health of residents, staff and workers on construction projects. This does not allow work that requires inspections to be covered or concealed until such time that it can be inspected and approved.

Building Division staff will review requests for inspection each day and contact permit applicants and/or the contractor to discuss the possibility of COVID-19 being present on the construction site. If there is a known or suspected COVID-19 exposure, staff will work with the permit applicant and/or the contractor to reschedule the inspection for a future date. We ask that all permit applicants and contractors work with us to communicate known or suspected illnesses to reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19 and ensure the continued health of residents, staff and workers.

During the Local Emergency, the Building Division offices will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. even though Town Hall is closed to the public. The Division staff will continue to answer phones, respond to emails, process permit applications through eTRAKiT, review plans and work to ensure that construction is done in accordance with all building and fire/life safety codes. All permit applicants and/or contractors may pay for their permits by mailing a check or cash to: Town of Parker, Building Division, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138-7335. Payment may also be made by credit card through a permit applicant’s and/or contractor’s eTRAKiT account via the Town website.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of the Parker Building Division’s modified services and revised process for inspections during this public health emergency. Please contact our offices at 303.841.1970 with any questions or if you wish to speak with staff. You may also email us at building@parkeronline.org. Thank you, and please stay healthy!

Planning Division

The Town of Parker Planning Division(s) have modified their services including requests for meetings as a result of the Town’s declaration of a Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and previously declared State and Federal emergencies. The Parker Planning Division(s) are taking additional precautions to provide for recommended social spacing and reduce interaction between the public and staff by not holding meetings with applicants, project representatives and residents considering projects while the Local Emergency is in place. This is a temporary change in the Town’s development process that is intended to protect the health of residents, staff, applicants and their representatives.

The Planning Division(s) staff will review requests for meetings regularly and contact applicants and their project representatives to discuss the need for the meeting and alternative arrangements. If there is a known or suspected COVID-19 exposure, staff will work with the applicant and their representative to schedule the meeting for a future date or make alternative arrangements. These alternative arrangements may include conference calls, email correspondence or virtual meetings. The site inspection season typically begins in May, however, the Planning Division(s) will exercise appropriate caution in scheduling and performing inspections if requested in March and April. We ask that all applicants and their representatives work with us to communicate known or suspected illnesses to reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19 and ensure the continued health of residents, staff and the public. Finally, please be advised that Planning Commission meetings and required public hearings for development applications may be affected as the Town implements the Local Emergency declaration and responds to public health concerns.

During the Local Emergency, the Planning Division(s) will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. even though Town Hall is closed to the public. The Division(s) staff will continue to answer phones, respond to emails, process permit applications through eTRAKiT, review plans and work to ensure that all proposals for development comply with the Municipal Code. All applicants and/or project representatives may pay required application fees by mailing a check or cash to: Town of Parker, Planning Division(s), 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138-7335. Payment may also be made by credit card through an applicant’s and/or project representative’s eTRAKiT account via the Town website.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of the Parker Planning Division(s) modified services and revised process for meetings and inspections during this public health emergency. Please contact our offices at 303.841.3223 with any questions or if you wish to speak with staff. You may also email us at planning@parkeronline.org. Thank you and please stay healthy!

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