Building Department

Effective July 1, 2019 the County is on the 2015 IRC & IBC see details below on codes.

The 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code, for One- and Two- Family Dwellings excluding Section 313 and Chapter 11. Plus Appendices J( Existing Building and Structures), R (Light Straw-Clay Construction, and S(Straw bale Construction) the 2015 International Building Code except for appendices; the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; the 2009 International Fire Code except for the appendices, 2015 International Plumbing Code; and 2017 National Electric Code; latest edition and amendments to the Electrical and Plumbing Codes as adopted by the State of Colorado

Mission


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.

Demolition


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


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)

NEW FOR PERMITS


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

Complaint Forms


Nuisance Complaint Form