Palisade PD Code Compliance

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Officer Tom Chapman - Code Compliance

Tom Chapman is the Code Compliance Officer for the Town of Palisade.  Officially retired, Tom began working part time for the Town in 2018.

He began his career as a seasonal wildland firefighter in southern California, working on both a fire engine and a helicopter crew.  He came to Grand Junction in 1980 to take a position as a firefighter for the Grand Junction Fire Department.  After 37 years of service in firefighting, he retired as a Fire Captain in 2014.

When not hard at work for the Town of Palisade, Tom is an avid bicyclist, enjoying both road and mountain biking.  He is excited to take on the new Palisade Plunge Trail.  He also enjoys fishing on the Grand Mesa and tending to his vegetable garden.

What is Code Compliance?

Code compliance is the process of ensuring that citizens and businesses of a town are following, or complying with, any Codes set by their town administration.  As a code compliance officer, Tom works with the people of Palisade to enforce the Municipal Code in order to keep the Town pleasant for living, working, and recreation.  The goal of the Code Compliance Officer is to help community members improve the quality of life in Palisade.

Town of Palisade Municipal Code


If you have any questions about Palisade Codes or issues in your neighborhood, you can call Tom Chapman at (970) 464-5601 or email at

For specific concerns or complaints, please submit a Code Compliance Referral either electronically or by written form.

Code Compliance Referrals

A Code Compliance Referral is a way for you to let us know about any possible problems you notice around town.  You can fill it out electronically and email it to Officer Chapman at  or print out the form, fill it out, and return it to us in person at 175 E 3rd Street, Palisade or by mail at PO Box 128, Palisade, CO 81526.

Printable Code Compliance Referral

Online Code Compliance Referral

*Anonymous referrals will not be considered.

Code Compliance Corner

August 26, 2021
Did you know that the public nuisance codes for the Town of Palisade contains information about unwanted uses or storage of items on private and public property?  Let’s discuss discarded items.
June 9, 2021
As summer approaches our flowers and bushes fill out and spread their leaves, flowers, and branches outward.  Remember, while we all need to take our time to stop and smell the roses, we need to make sure that those roses aren't encroaching on public walkways.  Please check the sidewalk in front of your home to make sure it stays clear of branches from your flowers, bushes, and trees.  Town wal
May 19, 2021
Remember, as trees grow and dress themselves in their Spring time green, the tree branches are getting heavier.  Check your trees next to sidewalks and streets for low-hanging or damaged branches.  Tree branches should not hang lower than 11 feet from the street and 9 feet from the sidewalk.