Access Permits - Driveways & Curb Cuts

Access management is the coordinated planning, regulation, and design of access between roadways and land development. It encompasses a range of methods that promote the efficient and safe movement of people and goods by reducing conflicts on the roadway system and at its interface with other modes of travel.

Have a question about access management and permits for driveways and curb cuts? This page provides information about the procedures, standards, and permits for building access (driveways) from private property to state highways. We also compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you through the process.

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Forms and Documents

State Highway Access Code: 2 CCR 601-1

Description: The State Highway Access Code, 2 CCR 601-1, ("Access Code") implements the state statute and sets standards for the regulation on access on Colorado State Highways. The Access Code is adopted by the Transportation Commission of Colorado.

The Access Permits Glossary is provided to explain certain technical words, phrases and abbreviations found in the Access Code. If a word is not further defined herein, it may be assumed that it is the common and acceptable meaning of the word found in any widely accepted English language dictionary.

State Highway Access Category Assignment Schedule 2 CCR 601-1A

Description: Section Three of the Access Code provides an access control classification system. There are eight separate categories. The State Highway Access Category Assignment Schedule ("the Schedule") assigns to each state highway segment a category pursuant to the requirements of Access Code subsection 2.2 and Section Three. This assignment adoption is by the Transportation Commission of Colorado. The schedule was last updated on June 14, 2023.

Application for Highway Access Permit Form (CDOT #0137)

Description: To construct, relocate, close, or modify access(es) to a State Highway or when there are changes in use of such access point(s), an application for access permit must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) or the local jurisdiction serving as the issuing authority for State Highway Access Permits. There are four (4) levels of access traffic assessments used to complete the application.

Contact the CDOT Regional Access Unit in which the subjected property is located to determine where the application must be submitted.

Checklists: Checklists help with providing CDOT information on certain processes (i.e. Pre-Design, Pre-Application, and Pre-Notice-To-Proceed.

Design Waiver Request

Description: If an applicant wishes to seek a waiver from the design standards of the Code, a request may be submitted as an attachment to the permit application form. An original 2 part Department form No. 112 shall be used. See Access Code subsection 4.12 on design waivers.

Performance Bond Guidelines: Bonding of Access Permit Projects

Description: The Permittee is responsible to obtain and fund the performance bond in conformance with the State Highway Access Code and the Performance Bond Guidelines. The bonding requirement will only apply to private projects. Local Agencies will not be required to comply with the Performance Bond Guidelines. Regardless of the cost necessary to complete a project, the CDOT Regions can, at their discretion, require a Performance Bond.

Recommended Outline for Traffic Impact Study

Description: This document provides general guidelines for a traffic impact study and recommended outlines for how those contents can be presented in a report. Specific requirements and contents for a traffic impact study can be found in section 2.3(5) of the State Highway Access Code.

Regional Access Management Units

Colorado Regional MapNorth Denver Region Boundary

 Region 1 Access Management

The Region 1 Access Management Unit serves the Greater Denver Metro & Central Colorado Counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, and most of Broomfield).

For inquiries regarding access management and permits in Region 1, please contact:

Steven Loeffler
2829 W. Howard Pl., 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80204
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

 Region 2 Access Management

The Region 2 Access Management Unit serves the Southeast Colorado Counties (Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lake, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo, and Teller).

For inquiries regarding access management and permits in Region 2, please contact:

Region 2 Traffic & Safety
5615 Wills Blvd, Suite A
Pueblo, CO 81008
[email protected]

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 Region 3 Access Management

The Region 3 Access Management Unit serves the West and Northwest Colorado Counties (Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit).

For inquiries regarding access management and permits in Region 3, please contact:

Brian Killian
222 South Sixth St, Room 100
Grand Junction, CO 81501
[email protected]

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 Region 4 Access Management

The Region 4 Access Management Unit serves the Northeast Colorado Counties (Boulder, Broomfield, Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, and Yuma).

For inquiries regarding access management and permits in Region 4, please contact:

Timothy Bilobran
10601 W. 10th St.
Greeley, CO 80634
[email protected]


Allyson Young
10601 W. 10th St.
Greeley, CO 80634
[email protected]

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 Region 5 Access Management

The Region 5 Access Management Unit servers the South Central and Southwest Colorado Counties (Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Dolores, Gunnison, La Plata, Lake, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan, and San Miguel).

For inquiries regarding access management and permits in Region 5, please contact:

Randee Reider
3803 N. Main Ave, Suite 100
Durango, CO 81301
[email protected]

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 HQ Access Management

Permits are not issued from the HQ access management office. Please contact the Region Access Management Unit that serves your county.

For general inquiries regarding access management and permits, please contact:

Daniel Roussin
2829 W. Howard Pl.
Denver, CO 80204
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions