News Release

Larimer County's Building Dept. Resumes Normal Operating Hours in Estes Valley

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Nov 7, 2013


CONTACT: Eric Fried, Chief Building Official, 970-498-7705,
FROM:Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager/PIO, (970) 498-7150,


Fort Collins, CO - The Larimer County Building Department is resuming pre-flood hours of operation in the Estes Valley and surrounding areas, effective Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
“Now that Highway 36 has reopened to all traffic between Estes Park and points east, our staff can drive up daily and we no longer need to have them stay overnight in a motel,” said Chief County Building Official Eric Fried. “The highway re-opening and our resumption of normal operating hours are two more milestones along the road to recovering from the 2013 Flood.”
Building Official Fried also advised that the Green “Inspected” placards, which indicated that structures were assessed as safe to occupy, can now be removed. For information on steps needed to correct conditions allowing the removal of Red “Unsafe” and Yellow “Restricted” placards, please call the County Building Department’s Flood Line at (970) 498-7699, or