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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

April 25, 2022
With the warmer weather comes the beginning of camping season in Western Colorado.  Did you know that the Town of Palisade Municipal Code has rules on camper and trailer parking on the streets?
April 12, 2022
On-street parking in Palisade does have rules.  While you can park your vehicle at the curb, the street is not a vehicle storage area.  In fact, no vehicle may be parked for longer than 72 hours along the streets of Palisade before it must be moved.  Any vehicle that does not operate or has been abandoned is subject to Palisade Municipal Code, Section 8-42 thru 8-56.
December 29, 2021
With winter weather upon us, remember that snow and ice build up on our roads and sidewalks can cause slippery conditions.  Let's work together to keep our town safe for pedestrians! Chapter 11: Article 1 - Sidewalks of Palisade's Municipal Code states