What is the county sales tax breakdown?
State Sales Tax:
County Sales Tax:
COUNTY TOTAL SALES TAX:
Town of Silverton (Add if within town limits)
TOTAL SALES TAX WITHIN SILVERTON:
|TOTAL LODGING SALES TAX WITHIN SILVERTON
What is the largest structure I can build without a permit? If your improvement costs more than $500 or is over 100 square feet, a permit is needed.
What is the required snow load? Snow Load = 90 PSF
What are the basic wind speeds? 70 mph
What must the frost line be at? Minimum of 42 inches below ground
How do I start the development process for a commercial business, subdivision, etc.? Contact Planning at 970.387.5766 to discuss what the project entails.
Can I build a cabin on a mining claim? Yes, cabins can be built on mining claims. Issues such as access and boundaries must be addressed, as well as sightline, size, geographic and hazard considerations.
Do I need an avalanche study? When building on a mining claim, you must get a survey. Once this is completed, an avalanche study may be necessary to locate building sites.
Do I need an engineer to design my septic system? Yes, all septic systems in San Juan County must be designed by a licensed engineer.
I applied for Senior Exemption last year. Do I need to re-apply this year? No. Once you have a senior exemption, you do not need to re-apply.
By when do I have to submit my Property Valuation Appeal? Your appeal must be postmarked by June 1. Also, you MUST write in a value that you believe your property was worth as of the previous June and it must be signed.
How do I change the ownership or name that my property is registered under? In order to change or add a name, you will need to record a new deed from yourself to the new owner(s). The deed must be signed and notarized, then sent to the County Clerk and Recorder along with $13 for the 1st page and $5 for each additional page. The address is: PO Box 466 Silverton, CO 81433. We cannot provide legal advice and cannot give you a deed form. You may want to consult with an attorney or online legal service in deciding the type of deed to use. Whichever you choose, make sure it is a deed type recognized in the State of Colorado.