Do you have a zoning map online?
Unfortunately, recent budget cuts have prevented us from proceeding
with our GIS program as planned, and finalizing a digital zoning map
is no longer in our short-term plans. A full copy of the City's
Official Zoning Map map be purchased from the City's Engineering
Department, or a small portion of the map can be sent to you via fax
or e-mail from the City's Planning Department.
Why don't you have agendas and minutes available online?
Current Planning Commission Agendas are now posted online. The
Planning Department will provide additional information, included
minutes, as requested. For any information relating to City Council
agendas and minutes, please contact the City Clerk.
How do I report a potential zoning code violation or report a code
Contact the Code Enforcment Officer, Tony Haddow, at 719-846-4444.
How can I report a crime or suspicious activity anonymously?
You can call
the Trinidad Police Department's Tip Line at 719-845-TIPS.
visit the Police Department's website for
more information about the Police.
Can I pay my utility bill online?
How do I get my utilities connected? What number do I call to locate
As of this time, the City is able to process payments online; please
. For payment and
utility connection information, please call Kathy Falsetto at
719-846-9843 X113. We taccept Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards as
well. To locate utilities, please call 811. Call before
I heard there aren't any water taps available? Is this
true? What are the utility fees?
Water taps are available within city
limits. Outside of city limits, water taps may be available in
certain circumstances and with certain requirements. Please contact
for information on water taps and other utilitiy costs at
719-846-9843 extension 124.
There is a huge pothole in my street. Who do I report this to?
Please contact the
Public Works Department
Do I need a
permit to erect a fence? What about a deck? What about an accessory
Fences under 72" do not
typically require a permit, however site-distance issues may
necessitate review. Decks under 200 square feet in area that are not
more than 30" above grade at any point and are not attached to a
dwelling unit or do not serve as an exit door requirement by section
R311.4 do not typically require a
permit; however, with both fences and decks, review is often
necessary to ensure that underground utilities won't be disrupted,
and that you are not encroaching onto another's property. One-story
detached accessory structures used as a tool and storage shed,
playhouse, or similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed
200 square feet, generally do not require a permit; review is often
necessary to ensure that it meets the setback requirements. Please
contact the Building Department for more information at 719-846-9843
the snow load requirements? Construction for what wind speeds?
What's the frost depth?
Snow load is 30lbs, Wind speeds, 90 mph,
Frost depth is 32". Please contact the
for more information at 719-846-9843 extension 128.
I want to build
something, but I need to know the setbacks. And, what's the zoning?
A lot of this
information can be asnwered by visiting our
find out the zoning of your property, please contact the
contractor and want to know about open bids. Is there a place to get
a list? How does Trinidad's bid process work?
Bids are required to
be published in the local newspaper. Projects are managed by the
appropriate department head (Public Works, Utilities, or Planning).
What Building Code does the City Use?
The City follows the 2009
version of the International Building Code. For more information,
please contact the
Building Department at 719-846-9843 extension 128.
How large is Trinidad?
When did it become a City? Where is it?
Trinidad currently consists
of nearly 10,000 people, and is approximately 9.07 square miles in
area. It was incorporated on February 1, 1876. We are along
Interstate 25 in the southeastern part of Colorado. At its
southern boundary, the City is 11 miles north of the Colorado/New
Mexico border. For additional demographic information, visit the
Economic Development website by clicking
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What is the City's Sales Tax?
Presently, the City of Trinidad has a
4% sales tax (and the State sales tax is 2.9%).