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.
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.
The 2015 International Residential, Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy Conservation and Existing Building Codes as amended by Larimer County will go into effect for all permits initiated on or after May 1, 2016. Permits already issued or initiated before May 1 will stay under their current code requirements.
For the full text of the 2015 International Residential Code amendments, click here.
For the full text of the 2015 non-residential code amendments, click here.
You can also pick up copies of the amendment packages at the county building department offices in Fort Collins and Estes Park.
Some of the most important changes include:
The Building Department is considering hosting a training on the local changes to the 2015 codes, if there is public interest. If you would be interested in attending a 3-hour morning education session (light breakfast will be served) please RSVP by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at (970) 498-7696.
A joint training is being organized for Estes Park by Larimer County and Estes Park Building Departments. Details will be announced when available.
On June 6, 2016, Larimer County will transition to a new software system to handle all land development and permit applications. The current software is unsupported by the vendor and is incompatible with updated programs.
A new citizen's web portal will also be unveiled on June 6, 2016. Citizens will now be able to view the status of their permit, scheduled/cancel inspections, pay fees by credit cards, search for existing permits, view land use applications and apply for specific types of permits.
To use all features of the citizen's web portal, a registration and login will be required. Free training will be provided later in May 2016 on how to register, along with how to instructions on the web page. If you are interested in attending a free training session on the citizen's web portal, please reply to this email (email@example.com) or leave a message at 970-498-7696 and let us know what day/time would be the most convenient for you (Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Specific Day of the Week.).
To implement this new system a few modifications to the way we do business will take place:
We are excited for this new opportunity and appreciate your patience with us during this transition.
In Larimer County and around the US, more and more people are asking about the rules for building and occupying "tiny houses." To help answer the growing demand, multiple Larimer County departments got together to summarize current tiny house regulations, including Planning, Building, Environmental Health and Vehicle Licensing. Click here to see our handout on Tiny Houses.
If you are having trouble scheduling your inspections by phone or on the web, please call 970-498-7675 and leave a message with the permit number and inspection request. We are aware of the problem and trying to get it corrected. We apologize for the difficulty.
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Note: Payment for permits are by cash or check only.
200 W. Oak Street, Suite 3100
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190
Inspection request line:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Estes Park office
1601 Brodie Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Fax: (970) 577-2101
8 - 11 a.m. (Monday)
8 - 9 a.m. (Tuesday)
8 - 11 a.m. (Wednesday-Friday)