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The maximum allowable driveway with for a residential lot is 30’. If your current driveway is less than 30’, you may widen it. Unless your water meter or service is under the portion you would like to pave. The water meter may not be paved. https://library.municode.com/co/fort_lupton/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=CH11STSIPUPR
Municipal Code Sec. 11-42. - Driveway or private approach to property.
Before any private approach or driveway to any property from any street within the City shall be constructed, the owner of the property abutting upon such street shall obtain a permit therefor from the Public Works Department, the charge for which shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for each such driveway or approach, and such driveway shall be constructed only in accordance with such permit and in conformity with the stakes set by the Public Works Director and in conformity with specifications approved by the City Engineer and/or Public Works Director.
Municipal Code Sec. 16-81. - Off-street parking and street access surface improvement requirements.
(m) In all residential zone districts, front yard areas may not have more than three (3) improved spaces (approximate maximum width of thirty  feet), but notwithstanding anything stated above, an auxiliary parking space in addition to a single- or double-space improved driveway parking area may be rocked as specified in Subsection (l).
No. “Improved surface” is concrete or asphalt hard surface. Except if you have alley access to the lot. Unimproved alley access may use recycled concrete, recycled asphalt millings, or road base gravel materials for a parking space. Gravel is allowed, but not recommended due to the physical properties and likely to shift and spread.
(j) In all residential zone districts, it shall be unlawful to allow parking or storage of any vehicle outside of an enclosed structure on an off-street unimproved surface, or utilize access to and from public rights-of-way on an unimproved surface. This Section shall not apply to rear yards that abut unimproved public rights-of-way. This Subsection shall not apply to owner-occupied residences until six (6) months after such property is sold or otherwise transferred.
(l) Unimproved parking surface. As used herein, the term unimproved hall is any surface which is not paved with concrete or asphalt, with appropriate base preparation, according to the expected weight loading, as determined by the Public Works Department, except that driveway rock is not an acceptable improvement to newly created parking areas and access. Older properties that have been using unimproved parking and access before 1994 may install attractive and well-maintained driveway rock to comply with this Code provision, but parking and access areas for new homes and commercial buildings and those creating new parking areas and access on existing homes and commercial buildings must use concrete or asphalt for such parking.
City staff is in the process of evaluating traffic and traffic flow throughout the City. We are maintaining a list of requested stop sign locations and will consider all requests. However, if the City placed a stop sign at every requested location, it is likely every intersection will become a 4-way stop. Staff will evaluate all safety concerns, establish reasonable routing to prioritize right-of-way access at all intersections to provide a responsible, efficient and logical traffic routing pattern for the City.
If the sidewalk is attached to the curb, the City is responsible. If the sidewalk is separated (detached) from the street curb, the property owner is responsible for repairing and constructing the sidewalk along the property frontage. https://library.municode.com/co/fort_lupton/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=CH11STSIPUPR_ARTISICUGU
Snow removal, mowing, tree maintenance, and removal (if needed) are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Municipal Code Sec. 7-81. - Unlawful weed, grass, or brush growth.
It is unlawful for any person, corporation, or other entity who is the owner, lessee, occupant, or person in control of any lot, tract, or parcel of land in the City to permit or maintain on any such lot, tract, or parcel of land or on, or along the sidewalk, street or alley adjacent to the same, between the property line and the curb or middle of the alleyway or to the edge of the roadway if no curb exists, any growth of weeds, grass or brush to a height greater than six (6) inches or in any manner that would constitute a fire hazard.
Municipal Code Sec. 7-82. - Weed, grass, brush, or debris; removal required.
It is unlawful for any person, corporation, or other entity who is the owner, lessee, occupant or in control of any lot, tract, or parcel of land in the City to fail to remove any weeds, grass, or brush required to be cut by the provisions of Section 7-81, and, further, it shall be unlawful to fail to remove all such weeds or brush and immediately dispose of the same.
The City is responsible for the maintenance of the sanitary sewer mains. Property owners are responsible for the service line from the house to the main. https://library.municode.com/co/fort_lupton/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=CH13MUUT_ARTISESY
Municipal Code Sec. 13-13. - General regulations for sewer service lines.
(b) The service line from the sewer main, including tap, to the structure served shall be installed, maintained, and repaired by the sewer user at his or her expense. No claim shall be made against the City on account of breaking or for the failure of the service of sewer, and no reduction in the rates will be made for any time that service pipes or fixtures are frozen or are not in proper working order. All connections, taps, and lines that are or will become the responsibility of the City for maintenance shall be inspected by the City’s authorized representative prior to being backfilled and used.
(c) The City shall be responsible for all maintenance and repairs to the sewer mains.
Depends on which side of the meter the water is leaking from. If the leak is between the meter and the house, the property owner is responsible. https://library.municode.com/co/fort_lupton/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=CH13MUUT_ARTVWASE
Municipal Code Sec. 13-87. - General policies for water service lines.
(b) The service line from the meter pit or curb box to the structure served shall be installed, maintained, and repaired by the water user at his or her expense. No claim shall be made against the City on account of breaking of service pipes or apparatus or for failure in the supply of water, and no reduction in the rates will be made for any time that service pipes or fixtures are frozen or are not in proper working order. All connections, taps, and lines that are or will become the responsibility of the City for maintenance, shall be inspected by the City’s authorized representative prior to being backfilled and used.
(c) The City shall be responsible for all maintenance and repairs to service pipes and fixtures installed between the City main and meter pit or curb box, whichever is closer to the City main.
Utility locates are required for any project that will dig in the street or near utility lines to prevent damage to the underground utilities. The locates may be associated with a City project in the street, private utility companies, or other construction work being planned or about to be constructed.
To see current known construction projects for the City and private developments check the City’s website at https://www.fortluptonco.gov/491/Construction-Projects