Building Information

*** NEW BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENT!  OURAY COUNTY IS NOW REQUIRING THAT ALL PLANS SUBMITTED FOR A BUILDING OR SEPTIC PERMIT BE SUBMITTED IN ELECTRONIC PDF FORMAT (THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE 3 HARD COPY SETS THAT ARE ALSO REQUIRED).

Single-Family Dwellings


Prior to accepting any new single-family dwelling building permit applications, you must schedule a preapplication conference with the Building Official (Tamara Knutson). Call 970-626-9775 to setup an appointment.

Building Codes


Ouray County had adopted the 2006 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Code.

2006 IRC (External Link): https://archive.org/details/gov.law.icc.irc.2006/page/n1

2006 IBC (External Link): https://archive.org/details/gov.law.icc.ibc.2006/page/n1

Inspection Requests


Hours for the Ouray County Building Inspector are Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. All inspection requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the requested inspection date / time. To schedule an inspection please call 970-626-9775.

New Solar Permitting 


Ouray County has adopted a new policy for permitting residential solar/PV systems.  Please click here for the new permit application form.

Specific building-related questions should be made directly to the building inspector. Nontechnical questions (zoning, setbacks, fees, etc.) should be referred to the Planning Department, available at the same number.

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