Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5883   Event: Private Party
Application Date: 06/29/2021    Event Date: 08/29/2021
Contact 1 Name: Jason Downing
Address: 3232 Arrowhead Rd
Laporte CO 80535
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Rawhide-Approx 4 Blocks
Arrowhead Rd: 2 Approx 2 blocks

Family Reunion BBQ
2 Bathrooms on Site, Water, electricity, etc. all provided
Parking on site for all vehicles

Estimated Participants: 10   Estimated Spectators: 150

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sun. 08/29/2021: 2 PM - 9 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 07/15/2021
People are bringing their own food. We have several trash cans and recycling on site, and at the and of the event, we collect the trash cans that evening and store them in the locked garage until garbage day. We are lucky to have not had any bears on the property yet...thanks!

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.

Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved

Comments: The applicant lists this as a family reunion/ BBQ but then states there will be no food served. This area is prone to bear activity and if food is being served I would like to know what the applicant's plan is for storing the trash over night to avoid bear conflicts.

Applicant has clarified that guests will bring their own food and plans to secure all trash in containers and will keep the containers secure in a locked garage until trash day. CPW approves the application based on this stipulation that the applicant will keep all trash secure to avoid conflicts with bears.

Email Colorado Division of Wildlife


Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: The applicant stated that the property has 2 bathrooms for use by guests. Please note that this residence is not served by public sewer and is on a septic system that is not designed to accommodate 150 people. In addition, the Assessor database indicates that this residence was built in 1967 and the Health Department has no recorded septic system permit on file. With no information on the septic system and understanding the age of the residence, 150 guests flushing toilets and using water at sinks will overwhelm the septic system. If the older septic absorption field becomes saturated from the excess qualities of water, this could result in the tank overflowing and contaminating the ground as well as wastewater backing up into the house. In addition, the septic system may not recover from this use which will require costly replacement. To save the septic system, the event shall supply portable restrooms. For a 7 hour event, it is recommended to have 3-4 portable restrooms, with a minimum of 2.

Handwashing stations should also be provided next to the portable restrooms. These can be rented from the same sanitation company as the rented portable restrooms, or the hosts can make their own. An example for a camping handwashing station is available on this website and several others:

There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19 and private gatherings at this time. Please follow Larimer County's Coronavirus website for the latest information and any new public health orders at the time of the event:

If you have questions, please contact our Joint Information Center:
=970-498-5500 (open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm); or,
=text questions: 970-999-1770
=email questions: covidconcerns@larimer.org

Email Health

Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


Email Larimer County Emergency Management


Status: Approved


Email Planning

Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

Email Risk Management


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


Hi Jason,

Congratulations! Your special event permit has been approved. Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

"Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event"

Have fun!