Dowdy Lake sunset

County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.



The Building Department is responsible for professional building services including permits, plan review, inspections, and code enforcement for all the unincorporated areas of Larimer County. We are committed to ensuring compliance with the adopted codes and protecting the health and safety of Larimer County residents.

Mission Statement: Administer adopted building codes to assure that both new and existing building construction is safe.

Hot Topics

County Transportation Impact Fees and Building Permit Fees to rise July 1, 2015

Flood 2013 – Rebuilding and Repairing

For flood-related rebuilding, permits, and other information, see the Planning and Building section of the Flood 2013 Long-Term Recovery website.

Two new handouts regarding residential building permits have been added to our website:

Schedule Inspections or Check Status of Building Permits

Schedule your building inspections or check your plan status with FastTrack.

Tool Box Tips

Ever wonder how you can obtain property dimensions to draw a plot plan? Owners/applicants can now access parcel maps to obtain property line dimensions from the Assessor's parcel information. Utilize our plot plan submittal requirements to draw a complete scaled plot plan for your permit submittal.

See sample diagram of plot plan

Building Information

Permit FastTrack
Schedule your building inspections, check your plan status, and more online. If you are unable to schedule your inspection request, please call the Permit Fast Track assistance line at (970) 498-7700.

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Contact Information

200 W. Oak Street, Suite 3100
Third Floor
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190

(970) 498-7700
Fax:(970) 498-7667

Inspection request line:
(970) 498-7697

Office hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(except Holidays)

Estes Park office
1601 Brodie Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-2100
Fax: (970) 577-2101

Office hours
8 - 11 a.m. (Monday)
8 - 9 a.m. (Tuesday)
8 - 11 a.m. (Wednesday-Friday)

Building Department staff

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