Building Code Training Week March 3-7, 2014 – Service Delays Possible – Please Be Patient
Building Code Training Week
March 3-7 is the annual statewide week of Code Update training classes in Denver. These trainings are very important to maintain our high level of professional expertise and certification.
Much of our Building/Code Compliance staff will be taking classes two days that week. Other staff will be temporarily reassigned as needed to cover permit processing, plan review, building inspection and code compliance.
We strive to provide the highest level of customer service possible, but it may take us a little longer to get everything done. You may need to leave a message for a particular staff member, which we will return as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding.
Chief Building Official
Removal of Placards: Building Official Fried states that Green "Inspected" placards, which indicated that structures were assessed as safe to occupy, can now be removed. For information on steps needed to correct conditions allowing the removal of Red "Unsafe" and Yellow "Restricted" placards, please call the County Building Department's Flood Line at (970) 498-7699, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Statement - Administer adopted building codes to assure that both new and existing building construction is safe.
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.
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As of January 1, 2014, Larimer County updated its adopted building codes to the 2012 International codes. All permit applications submitted on or after that date must be designed to the 2012 codes. See a list of some of the most significant changes to the residential, building, energy conservation and other codes. You can read the full residential amendment packet and the commercial amendments if you are interested. These amendments were reviewed and approved by a county/community Code Review Committee, the Board of Appeals and Planning Commission, and adopted on October 14, 2013 by the Board of County Commissioners.
We want to help everyone understand the changes embodied in the new codes, including the requirements for a blower door test for new homes and businesses, and the need for whole-house mechanical ventilation. We are currently updating our customer handouts and will post more information to our website soon. We can schedule training classes, if there is customer demand for it. Please let us know if you would like a workshop on the new codes, and we can arrange that for early 2014.
Thank you helping keep Larimer County a great place to live, and for working with us to protect public health and safety.
Be aware of the regulations below on your project to avoid costly problems or delays:
Search online to see if a contractor is licensed to do work in the unincorporated area of Larimer County. Go to: Larimer County Contractor License Search.
Effective March 1, 2013, permits for roof coverings applied for on or after this date will require a roofing certification form at the time of inspection for all areas of unincorporated Larimer County. This certification must be filled out by the owner or contractor doing the work. Previously, certifications were only required for high wind areas. Go to: Roofing Handout and Certification Form
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.
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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 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday - Friday