EPC Engage was created with our partners, in mind. This workshop series is intended to provide a more in-depth look into what the County does, how we do it, and why we do it. More specifically, the goal of EPC Engage is to help our industry partners learn more about the land development process, give you an opportunity to hear from and connect with different department experts, and ultimately help all our partners become more comfortable working with the County.

El Paso County knows that topics such as engineering design, permits, inspections, and water sufficiency findings can seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. The EPC Engage workshops will dive into the most asked-about topics in the planning and development world, giving participants access to valuable information, helpful examples and qualified experts to help you better understand the County’s processes and succeed in your projects.

While workshops will be hosted by El Paso County Planning and Community Development, they will feature many other County departments and local partner agencies in an effort to provide well-rounded and worthwhile presentations, as well as meaningful opportunities to work with the industry on improvements to the County’s regulations and processes.

EPC Engage workshops will happen on a recurring basis on the last Wednesday of every other month. Below, you will find the workshops we’ve scheduled for 2021 so far, which we hope you will join us for.

To find out more about EPC Community Engage, our citizen-focused workshop series, please click here.

EPC Engage Upcoming Workshops

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EPC Engage: Wastewater Treatment Systems
“Permitting On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems”

  • When: April 28, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual on Microsoft Teams
  • What: Join us as we take an in-depth look into the wastewater permitting and review process for both onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic), as well as new central treatment plants. Let the experts at El Paso County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health walk you through the why and how of the waste water review process, applicable regulations, submittal requirements, sequencing, and frequent issues. Our public health partners will help you untangle the sometimes overwhelming wastewater review process and help you be more successful in this arena. Participants can expect about one hour’s worth of content with at least 30 minutes for questions.
  • How to Join: USE THIS LINK THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP (April 28, 2021) to join us via Microsoft Teams. Participants may download Microsoft Teams or join the meeting using their web browser.

EPC Engage: Water Supply Review
“Understanding the Water Supply Review Process”

  • When: May 26, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual on Microsoft Teams
  • What: Get ready for a deep dive into the Water Supply Review Process. Let El Paso County experts walk you through the why and how of water supply review, including Statutory and LDC requirements, submittal requirements, sequencing, and jurisdictional issues. County attorneys and planners will help you untangle the sometimes overwhelming Water Supply Review Process and help you be more successful in this arena. Participants can expect about one hour’s worth of content with at least 30 minutes for questions.
  • How to Join: USE THIS LINK THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP (May 26, 2021) to join us via Microsoft Teams. Participants may download Microsoft Teams or join the meeting using their web browser.
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EPC Engage: Residential Site Plans & Other Permits
“Navigating Residential Site Plans & Other Over-The-Counter Permits”

  • When: July 28, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual on Microsoft Teams
  • What: In this episode of EPC Engage, El Paso County staff will walk you through the county residential site plan review process as well as other over-the-counter permits such as temporary uses and home occupations. Staff will go over the differences between the Planning & Community Development Department’s requirements versus those requirements and processes completed by Pikes Peak Regional Building, in association with building permit issuance, and will show you how to self-initiate application requests on EDARP. Participants can expect about an hour’s worth of content from presenters with at least 30 minutes for questions.
  • How to Join: USE THIS LINK THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP (July 28, 2021) to join us via Microsoft Teams. Participants may download Microsoft Teams or join the meeting using their web browser.

EPC Engage Past Workshops

EPC Engage: Engineering
“Understanding Implementation of the ECM”

This webinar occurred on January 27, 2021. You can watch a replay of this webinar below.
You can also find helpful links and resources from this webinar pertaining to El Paso County’s Engineering Criteria Manual in this Links Sheet.

Description: In this episode of “EPC Engage: Engineering”, El Paso County staff from both Planning & Community Development and the Department of Public Works walk you through the ins and outs of El Paso County’s Engineering Criteria Manual or “ECM”. Learn about what engineering requirements there are in the county, the difference between City and County requirements and why we do things the way we do.

EPC Engage: Permits & Inspections
“Get to Know Permits & Inspections Top to Bottom”

This webinar occurred on March 31, 2021. You can watch a replay of this webinar below.
You can also find helpful links and resources from this webinar pertaining County State and Federal Permits & Inspections in the coordinating Links Sheet for this presentation.

Description: In this episode of “EPC Engage: Permits & Inspections”, El Paso County staff will walk you through county, state and federal permits from top to bottom. They’ll go over the differences between the Planning & Community Development Department’s requirements versus the Department of Public Works requirements, and take you from pre-construction through final acceptance or project closeout. Learn why permits are required? When are inspections required? What is EDARP and how do I use it? Get the answers to those questions and so much more in this in-depth presentation.