Applications & Permits
Below you will find the list of required permits, useful references, when permits are and are not required, and application instructions. While the information provided below includes a summary, one should refer to the permit application for specific requirements. All forms and documents are available online and in the Town Hall (currently located at Public Works and Animal Control at 61 S County Road 123).
For legal property information and the zone, refer to the Sublette County GIS.
If you are unsure if you need a permit or if you have questions about the process, please call the Town Hall at 367-4136 or email Hayley at HayleyRyckman@townofpinedale.us.
Regardless of the permit type, remember to call 811 before you dig and after the permit has been issued! Calling 811 is the law!
|Common Permit Applications
||Zoning /Map Amendment Applications
Fence Permit Application
- Fee: $5.00
- A Fence Permit is required prior to building a fence on any property. The table below lists the height maximums for the front of the property, while the bottom row indicated the maximum height for the sides and rear fence heights of the lot.
Fee: The table below includes building permit fees for residential, commercial/non-residential, and multi-family buildings. If construction costs exceed $500,000 the permit application requires Planning and Zoning and Town Council review and approval.
When building permits are and are not required:
The table below includes the various requirement restrictions for any proposed structures built within the different zones. A variance permit is required for any proposed structure that will not meet these restrictions.
- A licensed surveyor or licensed engineer shall conduct a wall check to verify that the constructed structure meets all required setbacks
- Water, sewer, and water meter inspections
- Grease trap inspections for commercial kitchens
Residential Building Permit
- All applicable materials and fees shall be submitted prior to issuance of the building permit. Once all applicable materials are received, allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
- Click here for the Residential Building Permit Application
Multi-family Building Permit
- Town Ordinance requires all multi-family developments to go through the public hearing process (Planning Commission and Town Council). Estimated time frame assuming complete materials and no major issues is 1-2 months.
- Click here for the Multi-Family Building Permit Application
Commercial/Non-Residential Building Permit
- Town Ordinance requires all commercial (non-residential) building permits, with permit fees over $5000, to go through the public hearing process (Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council).
- Click here for the Commercial Building Permit Application.
Wyoming State Fire Marshal Review
- Wyoming State Statute (§35-9-108) requires State Fire Marshal review and approval of new building construction plans and plans for remodeling with costs over $25,000 prior to beginning work on the following types of buildings:
- Building and structures owned/leased by State or Local Government Entities.
- All buildings for public access that exceed 5,000 square feet total floor area (including the basement), or exceed one story in height.
- Buildings used for child care centers for more than 10 children.
- Buildings used as public bars, lounges, restaurants, night clubs, lodge halls, theaters, churches or public meeting places regardless of size.
- Public or private above ground fuel dispensing facilities.
- Refer to the State Fire Marshal website for additional information.
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos Program
- The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos Program requires notice prior to demolishing or renovating a public or commercial building. The asbestos regulations in Wyoming do not extend to private residences, unless the renovation or demolition activity is being performed to allow the property/facility to become public/facility to become public and private.
- Refer to the Wyoming DEQ Asbestos Program website for additional information.
Main Street Pinedale Program
- The Main Street Pinedale Program offers ongoing facade grant funding and design guidelines for businesses. While the Town does not enforce these guidelines, the Town highly encourages businesses to consider using them.
- Website references: Main Street Program website, design guidelines, and facade grant information.
Sublette County Health
- If your project involves a renovation, expansion, or construction or a restaurant, grocery store or convenient store, day care, senior center, or public building with a kitchen, you should contact the Sublette County health inspector to ensure food and health safety compliance and for a plan review.
- Sublette County Sanitarian (Health Inspector): Alan Huston, w: 307-367-2754, c: 307-749-0275, Alan.Huston@sublettewyo.com
- Fee: $100 paved / $25 dirt streets + bond
- Permit is required prior to all excavations within the Town right of way (ROW), such as driveway installation, installation and maintenance of utilities, sidewalk, boardwalk, curbs, gutters, and street paving within any street, digging up
- Permits will not be issued from November 1 through April 15th, except in cases of emergencies.
- Click here for the right of way excavation permit application.
- Inspection: An inspection is required prior to backfilling.
Emergency Excavation Waiver
- In the event of any emergency in which a sewer, water main, conduit or service utility in or under any street breaks, bursts or otherwise is in such condition as to immediately endanger the property, life, health or safety or any individual, the person owning or controlling such sewer, main, conduit or utility, without first applying for and obtaining a right-of-way permit hereunder, shall immediately take proper emergency measures to cure or remedy the dangerous conditions for the protection of property, life, health and safety of individuals.
- Each applicant shall immediately, or as soon as practical, notify the Town Engineer of any event regarding its facilities which is considered to be an emergency. The applicant may proceed to take whatever actions are necessary to respond to the emergency.
Frozen water or sewer lines
Refer to this document for additional information about thawing frozen water and sewer service lines.
Itinerant Merchant Application
- Fee: $100/week (2 weeks maximum per year)
- Itinerant merchants are individual operations selling items for short periods of time as they pass through the area. Itinerant merchants are permitted in commercial districts only. Vendors as part of a festival or other event are permitted under the event's temporary use permit and are not considered itinerant merchants. The permit shall not exceed two weeks. Applications may be approved and issued by staff.
- Click here for the itinerant merchant application.
Temporary Use Permit
- Fee: $100
- Temporary use permits are for intense short-term activities and structures that may not otherwise be permitted on a permanent basis in the zoning district.
- Permits are also required for any uses that impact public rights-of-way in Town (abnormal use, storage, closure, reduced flow of vehicle or pedestrian traffic).
- Applications may be approved, approved with conditions or denied if the impact of the proposed event is found to materially adversely impact the health, safety or welfare of the residents of the Town. Permits may be renewed after the same consideration process as the initial permit application.
- Click here for the temporary use permit application.
- No release of the financial guarantee shall take place without the prior. The financial guarantee will be returned upon expiration of the warranty period and proving that subject work has not been rendered unsatisfactory due to poor installation conditions as determined by the Town.
- Click here for the bond release form.