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The Steamboat Springs Airport began in 1952 as a dirt landing strip. Mr. Bob Adams spearheaded an airport improvement plan in 1976 and by 1981, the airport received its FAA Part 139 certification. Commercial service ceased in 1995. Since that time, the Steamboat Springs Airport has operated as a general aviation airport.
Activity levels at airports are measured by aircraft operations. An operation is defined by the FAA as a takeoff or a landing. So, a "touch and go" conducted by a training aircraft counts as two operations. With 73 based aircraft, the Steamboat Springs Airport averages 10,000 operations per year.
The Steamboat Springs Airport is open for business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions. The airport is attended daily 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter, and 7am to 6pm in the summer.
A 2013 Economic Impact Study performed by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics indicated that the Steamboat Springs Airport has a $8.8 million impact on the local and Colorado economies. The airport also generates nearly 100 jobs, both on and off the airport.
No. The Steamboat Springs Airport does not have scheduled commercial airline service. However, the airport does have charter companies that can take you around the world on your schedule.
ALL commercial passenger service/flights land at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden, Colorado.
Commercial service ceased in 1995 and currently there is no scheduled commercial air carrier service. Due to factors including runway length, instrument approaches and economic factors related to the operations of Denver International Airport, the likelihood of air carrier service returning to the Steamboat Springs Airport is doubtful. The city intends to concentrate on operating the airport as a general aviation facility, maintaining the current infrastructure and levels of service.
Absolutely. Charter companies are more than willing to take you anywhere you like. Visit the links page for more information on their services.
There are no rental car companies based at the Steamboat Springs Airport. However, Hertz, Avis, Steamboat Motor Rentals, or GO Alpine provide requested service. All will deliver vehicles to the airport; however, a fee may be charged.
The Steamboat Springs Airport begins snow removal operations at 0600L (6 am local) and ends around 1700L (5 pm local) daily November through April. For a typical 6-inch storm, the runway is cleared and useable by 7am daily. If it's not snowing, ground operations may still be clearing snow to ready for the next storm.
Current airport conditions can be accessed by two cameras fixed to the terminal.
The City of Steamboat Springs owns and operates the Steamboat Springs Airport, as well as the sole Fixed Based Operation. Airport staffing consists of two full-time employees and four part-time employees, who report to the Airport Manager. The Yampa Valley Airport Commission and the Steamboat Springs City Council provide policy direction.
Airplanes must takeoff and land into the wind. The primary wind direction at the Steamboat Springs Airport is from the northwest. About 85% of the traffic takes off and lands to the north.
Yes. Report a problem with a barking dog by calling 970-879-1144. It is unlawful to keep a dog that habitually barks or creates a nuisance.
All animals in Routt County are required by law to be licensed every calendar year. To obtain your pet licensed, visit the Animal Shelter with the following:
NO. A business must have a Special Events Permit, Art Gallery Permit or Liquor License.
To schedule a meeting with the City Manager, call 970-871-8228.
Yes, it is necessary to fill out an employment application to go with your resume and cover letter. Current open positions with the city can be found at here.
In 1994, Fire Prevention started a Building Safety Education Program (BSEP) to inspect all commercial establishments in the City of Steamboat Springs to maintain a fire safe community by minimizing life and property loss in the City of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Fire Protection District through education and prevention.
The program has three simple goals:
Fire Inspectors will perform fire code inspections for a liquor license or marijuana license annually. Fire code inspections for any other commercial building will be done by request, complaint or as permitted.
Pre-Inspection Guidelines have be prepared to assist with understanding the requirements. The Fire Inspector utilizes the Fire Code Inspection Report, and a copy will be provided for your records. A list of common violations and the fire codes have also been prepared. Additional forms may be accessed and downloaded under the Downloadable Permits and Forms.
A permit from Fire Prevention Services is required if you are installing, adding to or modifying, a fire alarm system, sprinkler system, commercial kitchen hood system or for special activities such as recreational burning, tents and canopies, fireworks, blasting and open flame. Recreational burning of any type within the city limits and in the Steamboat Springs Rural Fire Protection District (SSRFPD) requires a permit from Fire Prevention Services. This includes recreational fires conducted in store bought fire appliances. Gas and/or charcoal barbecue grills do not require permits. The permit process allows the Fire Inspector to visually inspect the apparatus to be used for burning as well as the surrounding area. The inspection is done for safety purposes.
At this time in the city, permits are only being issued for recreational burning in approved fire pits. In the SSRFPD, recreational and open burning is allowed with appropriate permits. In addition, once a permit is issued it can be revoked if you are burning outside the scope of the permit and/or in an unsafe manner. A $25.00 permit fee applies and the permit is good for a six-month period from the date of issuance. Commercial Use Tents over 400 square feet within the city limits and in the SSRFPD require a permit and inspection from Fire Prevention Services. The permit fee varies based on the size of the tent or canopy.
The 2015 International Fire Code Adoption provides additional information concerning permit fees. Fireworks (display and/or retail), Explosives and/or Blasting performed within city limits and in the SSRFPD require a permit. Specific forms may be accessed and downloaded under the Downloadable Permits and Forms.
Permits may be obtained from Fire Prevention Services at the Mountain Fire Station, 2600 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, or downloaded from the website. Permits will be reviewed and approved by Fire Prevention Services and for more information, contact Fire Technician, Shannon Yaconiello at 970.871.8216 or email Shannon Yaconiello.
The permit fees for fire alarm, sprinkler and commercial kitchen hood systems are based upon valuation. Special activity permit fees are based upon the activity.
Specific forms may be accessed and downloaded under the Downloadable Permits and Forms.
To schedule an inspection, contact Fire Technician, Shannon Yaconiello at 970-871-8216 or by email. When requesting an inspection by email or phone the following information is required
Note that inspections require 48 hours advance notice. More complex inspections that will take more than 2 hours, require one week advance notice. Inspections are performed on a first-come, first-served basis; however, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue will do its best to fulfill your request.
No. The building permit does not include the fire alarm system, sprinkler system or hood system. Those elements require a separate permit issued by Fire Prevention Services.
You can look at and download these and additional forms by clicking on our “Downloadable Permits and Forms” page in this website.
An alternative to building your own fire/barbecue pit is to purchase an approved fire ring or fire pit.
An arena will usually use either tempered glass or plexiglass (acrylic) for their dasher board glass. The tempered glass is much heavier and more resistant to scratches. However when it breaks, it will shatter into thousands of pieces. The plexiglass is much lighter and is more subject to scratches but when it starts to break will first form tiny cracks. Eventually a piece might break off but there will not be the shattering as in tempered glass.
Each car is battery powered and contains small wheels on the bottom of the car that allow it to drive over the ice surface. The car is controlled by two handles on each side and allow the driver to move the car, forwards, backwards, sideways or perform a 360 degree rapid spin! The cars are all controlled by a remote control from the staff member in charge.
Visit the staff directory to find the department and staff contact information.
The city has prepared a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer common questions or point individuals in the right direction for information. Use the FAQs to easily find answers to the questions asked most.
The ”use” or “zoning” listed on the Assessor website is often incorrect and it’s best to verify before building. Interactive Map
A “setback” is a limitation on site development which generally requires a building, structure, or other item to be placed at a specific distance from a property line. Sometimes certain items, like landscaping or snow storage, may need to be located in a setback to manage impacts to adjacent property owners.
An “easement” is a portion of the property reserved by agreement by the Property owner that allows access on or through the property. Generally, an easement is specific, allowing access to specific entities or for a specific reason. Common types are utility, drainage, or access easements. Utility easements can be for electrical, gas, water, sewer, cable or telephone lines, whether they are installed above grade, on grade, or below grade. Access easements can contain roads or driveways and may allow emergency vehicles, private parties, or the public access to a property or across a property.
In general, you cannot build anything in an easement, and you may, sometimes and with limitations, encroach or build into a setback.
To determine if you can have a secondary unit, you’ll need to know the square footage of your lot as well as your zone district. Each residential zone district has a minimum lot size required for a single family home + secondary unit. If you have the required amount of square footage, you can build a secondary unit.
In Steamboat, a secondary unit can be a maximum of 650 square feet and may not be rented out on a nightly basis.
If you have a compliment, concern, or complaint about a Steamboat Springs Police Officer or the Department, contact Chief Cory Christensen.
To report a crime that occurred within Steamboat Springs, call 970-879-1144 and a police officer will be dispatched to your location or will contact you by telephone. If you were a victim of a crime while in our jurisdiction where there is NO suspect information; and you need to file a report for insurance purposes, you may submit a Short Offense Report. Please read and follow the instructions carefully!
You can either go to the Sex Offender section (which only shows sex offenders with felony charges) or request a complete list from the front desk at the Police Department's Administration Office during business hours for all current sex offenders located in the city's jurisdiction. To obtain a list of registered sex offenders in the county's jurisdiction, please contact the Routt County Sheriff's Office.
Applications are accepted and can be obtained under the employment section. Qualifications are: high school diploma, be tobacco-free, weight proportionate to height, acceptable criminal and driving record, United States citizen, and possess a Colorado POST certification or be certifiable. They also must be able to work any shift and be physically able to meet the demands of the job.
To request a report copy (this includes accidents) fill out the correct form located in the Records section. Please read the instructions completely and submit the correct fee (from the Fee Schedule) for your request. You can also obtain a paper application form at the Police Department front desk Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and Noon, except for holidays. There will be no faxing or emailing of criminal justice records.
To request a records check fill out the correct form located in the Records section. Please read the instructions completely and submit the correct fee (from the Fee Schedule) for your request. You can also obtain a paper application form at the Police Department front desk Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and Noon, except for holidays. There will be no faxing or emailing of criminal justice records.
Steamboat Springs Police is seeking to create a database of local citizens who are fluent in foreign languages. If you are interested, contact Commander Jerry Stabile at 970-879-1144 or email him.
Yes, fingerprinting services are available Tuesdays and Wednesday between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Police Station. The costs are:
Contact the Steamboat Springs Police evidence specialist at 970-879-4344, ext 122 or check the current list of Found Property.
Yes. Review Section 7-61 through 7-68 of the Steamboat Springs Municipal Code of Ordinances.
By law, you are obligated to report any motor vehicle accident if it causes damage in excess of $1000 or causes an injury.
For emergencies, please call 911 immediately. For non-emergencies, call 970-879-1144 to request additional patrols in your area.
Contact the Routt County District Attorney office in person at 1955 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO or call 970-879-1146.
The new Sharrow is different – it is an awareness tool on narrower roads where bikes and other vehicles must share the same space. Motorists drive in the travel lane over the symbol. The mark is simply a reminder to be alert for the potential presence of cyclists.
Complete the sales tax application and submit with a copy of the owner's driver's license and $50.00 application fee.
File online at www.xpressbillpay.com or complete a paper return.
Additional services and permits may be required and/or obtained for your event. These include liquor permits, police officers, fire prevention services, emergency services, and street closure equipment.
Unless your event is a private party (by invitation only, not open to the public, no charge to attend and no charge for alcohol) a Special Events Liquor Permit is required from the City Clerk’s Office. You need to be a nonprofit 501c3, or have sponsorship from a nonprofit to be eligible to apply for this permit. The permit is $100 and the City Clerk’s Office needs a complete application 30 days in advance of the event. There must be food available when alcohol is served. For more information, please contact the City Clerk, Julie Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors that serve food at events in Routt County must have a retail food license. Applications for Temporary Food Events and Event Coordinators are located on the Routt County Environmental Health website. Please submit information 45 days before your event.
Mobile food trucks will also need approval through the Fire Department.
A permit is required for tents 400 square feet or greater and are inspected by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. A tent is a structure, enclosure, or shelter, with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable materials supported by any manner except by air or the contents that is protects.
A permit is required for cooking tents of any size and are inspected by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. A cooking tent is usually a membrane structure that a vendor uses for cooking with a gas-, solid-, or liquid-fuel burning equipment (example: grill).
Liability insurance coverage not less than $1,000,000 must be provided for all events within City limits. The City of Steamboat Springs MUST be listed as an Additional Insured.
The following require a sales tax license from the City of Steamboat Springs:
Block parties will go through the event permit process. An application will need to be submitted and the street venue will need to be reserved.
Please contact Rachel Lundy at email@example.com or Tara Cusack at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your venue.
Other facility rentals including the Community Center, Olympian Hall, or sports fields will continue to be reserved through the city’s website.
The five miles of Lincoln Avenue/ Highway 40 through downtown is the responsibility of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The City of Steamboat Springs
staff takes great pride in providing street maintenance and is dedicated to maintaining 76 miles of streets, 6 miles of alleys, 37 parking lots, 1,100 fire hydrants and 105 cul-de-sacs.