Public Works

What do I do about my water if I am leaving for the winter?

If you are leaving for the winter, Public Works will come to your residence and turn you water off and on for one time free per year. You also have the option of having them take your meter out and placing it in the bottom of the meter pit. Shutting your water off … more »

How do I register my dog / cat with the City?

The City of Salida no longer requires dog or cat licenses. A voluntary registration program is available through the Arkansas Valley Humane Society if you wish to register your pet. Being included in AVHS’s database can help reconnect you with your pet in the event he or she is ever lost. The City’s registration requirement was […]

Whom do I call to report a street light that is not working?

719-539-5128 is the number to call to report a non-functioning streetlight to Xcel Energy. Their office hours are 7AM to 4PM. You may leave a message at that number if you are calling when the office is not open. Xcel Energy services street lights in town under a franchise agreement with the City. They will […]

Are landscaping permits still required?

Yes. You do need to apply for a permit with Public Works to landscape the parkway in front of your property. The permit is free. The parkway provides a buffer area between motorists driving on the streets and the pedestrian walkways. Water meter pits are often located in this area and need to be accessed by […]

What requires a cut permit?

You are required to apply for a cut permit with the Public Works Department anytime you are going to be doing work in the City right-of-way. This process can be done at the Public Works Department located at 340 W Hwy 291 or by calling (719)539-6257. more »

How do I pay my utilities bill?

Mail or bring your payment (cash or check) to City Hall, located at 448 East First Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. A payment drop box is located outside the main entrance to City Hall (near the riverside). We also encourage customers to sign up for automatic payment processing. If you need a copy of your […]