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

EPC Engage logo with text that reads "A Realtor's Guide to Planning & Zoning"

EPC Engage: A Realtor’s Guide to Planning & Zoning

  • When: November 17, 2021 @ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual on Microsoft Teams
  • What: In this episode of EPC Engage, El Paso County staff will walk local realtors through the ins and outs of planning and zoning practices in El Paso County. What does a realtor need to know? How can you best guide your client when it comes to planning and zoning issues with a property? Get answers to these questions and much more in this episode of EPC Engage. 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 (November 17, 2021) to join us via Microsoft Teams. Participants may download Microsoft Teams or join the meeting using their web browser.

EPC Engage Past Workshops

EPCengage graphic with text

EPC Engage:
“The Dos and Don’ts of Concrete Work”

This webinar occurred on September 29, 2021 @ 10-11:30 a.m. You can watch a replay of this webinar below. You can also find helpful links and resources from this webinar in this Links Sheet.

Description: In this episode of “EPC Engage, The Dos and Don’ts of Concrete Work”, El Paso County staff will walk you through best practices for concrete work. Hear from experts within El Paso County Community Development and other local agencies. Participants can expect about an hour’s worth of content from presenters with at least 30 minutes for questions.

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.

EPC Engage Logo with text that reads "Permitting On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems"

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

This webinar occurred on April 28, 2021. You can watch a replay of this webinar below. You can also find helpful links and resources from this webinar pertaining County and State Wastewater Regulations and Permits in the coordinating Links and Resources Sheet for this presentation.

Description: In this episode of “EPC Engage: Wastewater Systems”, 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.

EPC Engage: Water Supply Review Process
“Untangling the Complex Water Supply Review Process”

This webinar occurred on May 19, 2021. You can watch a replay of this webinar below.

Description: In this episode of “EPC Engage: Water Supply Review Process”, we take a deep dive into the often complex world of water supply review. El Paso County and State 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 take time to help you you untangle the sometimes overwhelming Water Supply Review Process in hopes of helping you be more successful in this arena.

EPC Engage logo with text that reads "Residential Site Permits & other OTC Permits"

EPC Engage: Residential Site Plans & Other Permits
“Navigating Residential Site Plans & Other Over-The-Counter Permits”

This webinar occurred on July 28, 2021. You can watch a replay of this webinar below.

Description: In this episode of EPC Engage, El Paso County staff walks 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 explains 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 shows you how to self-initiate application requests on EDARP.