Building Department

County will have a Public Meeting Jan 23, 2019 6PM and a Public Hearing February 19, 2019 1:30PM to change from the 2006 International Codes to the 2015 International Codes. To make public comment come to the meetings or email


The mission of the Building Department is the protection of life, health, property, and public welfare through effective administration and enforcement of the building codes. In accomplishing this mission, we strive to maintain the highest levels of fairness, professionalism, and ethical conduct toward the citizens of Archuleta County whom we serve.


Please contact the Office for a demo permit they are handled on a case by case basis.
Contact the State for their requirements before submitting for a demo permit.
State Demolition Packet


Information packets and applications are under Permit Applications. Under Typicals for Construction there is more information available.

State Memo Regarding Licensed Designers Stamps
HUD Information Book

Septic Information (on-site wastewater treatment systems)


Citizen Access for Building & Planning permits is now available online. Look up development information and plans, via the Accela hosted website:
(Note: Our mobile app is still a work in progress. For best results, access via a desktop connection.)

Complaint Forms

Nuisance Complaint Form