Building

BUILDING
STAFF CONTACT:

Aaron Kuhns
BUILDING OFFICIAL: 
akuhns@carbondaleco.net
970-510-1211

Japeth Hoffman
Building Inspector:
jhoffman@carbondaleco.net 970-510-1209

Mary Sikes 
Building Permit Technician
msikes@carbondaleco.net
970-510-1210

BUILDING INSPECTIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY BY CALLING THE INSPECTION LINE (970) 510-1210 BY 5:00 P.M. THE BUSINESS DAY PRIOR TO THE REQUESTED INSPECTION.

CONSTRUCTION HOURS
M-F 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM SAT 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NO CONSTRUCTION NOISE ON SUNDAYS

Please note that ALL development with the exception of a single-family residence is required to go through site plan review. Some PUDs may be exempt. 

DIRECTIONS FOR PERMIT SUBMITTALS

NOTE: PERMIT PROCESSING TIMES ARE UNKOWN AT THIS TIME.

CURRENT CODES 2018 IGCC 2015 IECC AND THE MOST CURRENT ELECTRICAL CODE ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF COLORADO AND
2009 IRC, IBC, IMC, IPC, IFGC

All valuations over $120,000 require pre-payment of the plan review, which will be assessed based on the valuation of the project.


Climate and Geographic Design Criteria

Green Energy Code Requirements

Homes and Business in Carbondale can sign up for a FREE Energy Consultation to find out how they can reduce their carbon emissions: http://garfieldcleanenergy.org/

Free Radon Test Kits


BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS & SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS BELOW AND CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO THE PERMIT TECH IN THE CONTACT BOX ABOVE

  • New Single-Family and Duplex
    • Digital Plans with conditioned gross & net floor areas listed on plans, on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Permit Tech above; (Architectural Drawings with stamped structural, site plan, & solar access plan, stamped with HOA Approval if applicable AND all documents in the above link). 
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit by the applicant.
  • Residential Addition – After Planning Approval
    • Digital Plans with conditioned gross & net floor areas listed on plans, on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Permit Tech above; (Architectural Drawings with stamped structural, site plan, & solar access plan, stamped with HOA Approval if applicable AND all documents in the above link).
    • If over 500 square feet the REBP checklist is required under the link above.
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit by the applicant.
  • Residential Remodel
    • Digital Plans with conditioned gross & net floor areas listed on plans with before and after floorplans, on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Permit Tech above; (with stamped structural – typically requires a design professional AND all documents in the above link).
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit by the applicant.
  • New Commercial
    • Digital Plans with conditioned gross & net floor areas listed on plans, on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Permit Tech above;(Civil,  Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Drawings all sheets must be stamped AND all documents in the above link).               
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be        printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit  by the applicant.
  • Commercial Remodel
    • Digital Plans with conditioned gross & net floor areas listed on plans on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Contact above; (all sheets to be stamped AND asbestos test report of areas to be demoed AND all documents in the above link
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit by the applicant.
  • Restaurant – New and/or remodeling existing restaurant
    • Retail Food Establishments - If you are looking to construct a restaurant facility, open a restaurant, or take over an existing restaurant, please contact Garfield County Public Health. 
      www.garfield-county.com/environmental-health
      970.665.6375
    • Digital Plans with conditioned gross & net floor areas listed on plans, seating configuration required showing all seating, on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Permit Tech above; (all sheets to be stamped AND all documents in the above link)
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit by the applicant.
  • Wood Stoves/Pellet Stoves
    • All stoves require a mechanical permit. 
  • All Fences - New and Replacement of fencing
    • Site Plan (1 copies highlighted with fence location and labeled heights)
  • Driveways                        
    • Any work to a driveway is required to be approved by Public Works                                 
  • Roof
    • All roof work requires a building permit. 
  • Window Replacement
    • If framing is needed, two sets of plans are required.
  • Shed Over 120 sq. ft.
    • Site Plan (highlight location of proposed shed – two copies)
    • Structural Drawings 
  • Pergola
    • Site Plan (highlight location of proposed pergola – two copies) 
    • 2 sets of drawings with framing details
  • Deck
    • Digital Plans on a Stick or via Dropbox to the Building Department Contact above; Site Plan (highlight location of proposed deck – AND all documents in the above link
    • After review digitally is complete we will require one set of paper 24 x 36 plans to be printed and submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the building permit by the applicant.
  • Mechanical Permit
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Demolition Permit
  • Vendor Permit
  • Solar Permit - Interconnect Agreement With Xcel/Holy Cross Required at Time of Submittal
  • Wildfire Mitigation Permit
  • Electrical Permits
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Tiny Homes

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS DO NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT?
There are various types of projects you may want to do. Most of these projects do require a permit, but there are several that do not.