Building

Building

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The Building Department ensures construction of safe structures for the enjoyment of citizens and visitors in unincorporated Eagle County. Staff implements construction codes through Permits which go through plan review and inspections. 

Contractor's Licensing:
We do not require Contractor's licensing specific to Unincorporated Eagle County.

Residential (RES) and Commercial (COMM) permits must be applied for in person.

  1. Permit Application: complete and signed
  2. Checklist: signed with applicable documents
  3. 2 sets of printed full-size plans
Permit Review Time Estimates 2024:
  • New residential building, Pool/Spa -Up to 12 weeks
  • New commercial building - 12 weeks or longer
  • Commercial tenant finish - Up to 8 weeks
  • Small residential remodel/renovation - 6 weeks
  • Re-roofs, Windows - 1-2 weeks
  • Manufactured Home in existing mobile home parks - 3 weeks
Sub Permits applied for through the portal 5 business days
  • Plumbing(PLUM),Mechanical(MECH), Electrical(ELEC) ,Fire Alarm(FRAL), Fireplace(FP)
Building Codes:
  • Eagle County is currently enforcing the 2015 I-Codes with plans to adopt the 2021 I-codes near the end of 2024.
  • 2023 NEC
  • Building Guides- ICC
Design Criteria:
  • Ground Snow Load varies depending on elevation. follow the link to Commonly Asked Questions.
  • Wind: 115 mph (3 second gust)
  • Seismic Design Category: B
  • Weathering: Severe
  • Frost Depth: 48 in.
  • Winter Design Temp: -20 degrees F
  • Ice Barrier underlayment required: Yes

When is a permit required?
A building permit is required when an owner or authorized agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure. Demolition is included in RESIDENTIAL and/or COMMERCIAL permits unless a building is not going back in its place.

  • Separate permits for plumbing, mechanical, fireplace, electrical, solar, pool & spa, Fire Alarm (residential buildings), Roof, and Windows are required when applicable. Apply through online portal.
  • Normal building maintenance does not require a building permit in most instances. 
  • Roof repairs and replacements: YES
  • Boiler replacements/ heat pump installations: YES
The Building Department is open Mon - Fri. 8a-5p to walk-ins.
Inspections are available Mon-Fri.
El Jebel inspections are available Mon. and Thurs.
Inspections must be scheduled before 4:00 pm the day before the requested inspection.

Cold Weather Concrete Policy & Required Job Site Form - Cold Weather Concrete PolicyCWCP FORM

Have questions?  Call 970-328-8761 to be connected to a rotating member of our inspection team for help.

Daily Inspections Times

  • 24/7 online access for contractors and citizens

Online Permit Portal 

  • Online permit submission / payments / status checks
  • Online inspection scheduling
2024 Holiday Calendar - Office Closures
Monday, January 1, 2024 New Year’s Day Holiday
Monday, January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 19, 2024 Presidents Day
Monday March 4th- March 8th ICC Code Conference

Monday, May 27, 2024 Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Juneteenth
Thursday & Friday, July 4 & 5, 2024 Independence Holiday
Monday, September 2, 2024 Labor Day
Monday, October 14, 2024 Fall Break
Monday, November 11, 2024 Veterans Day
Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29, 2024 Thanksgiving Holiday
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24 & 25, 2024 Christmas Holiday
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